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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The MeriCAN Canjo Company

Check out these really authentic homemade banjos or "canjos"  and oil can guitars that are made in West Virginia.

 They are all handmade by a really talented builder and family man named Stephen Moore. These instruments have that real twangy southern sound that can bring your music back to the early 1900's.

You can find them here at http://www.whatsacanjo.com/