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 Popular Mechanic

Steve Dahm has made possibly the coolest homemade cigar box guitar I have seen in along time. It looks like it was made from schematics out of an old 1950's Popular Mechanic's magazine.
 This is so cool, part Steampunk, part self taught Inventor, "Half Edison-Half Ford."

This homemade cigar box guitar is made by the "Low Budget Luthier" ....and strait up All-American!