Hi, my name is John McNair. This is a website about Homemade guitars, Cigar box & 3 string guitars, Cookie tin banjos, and all things made by people like yourself who have decided building and playing homemade instruments is so much more rewarding than buying "name" brand guitars.

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Soda Can Tri-cone

Every so often I see a homemade guitar that makes me say wow and this is for sure one.
This guitar is made by Brian Romero and uses three soda can bottoms balanced as a tri-cone resonator guitar. This is so cool!

Just looking at the photo will give you ideas into trying new things, its all about experimentation. Hit the garage or kitchen and see what you can come up with!