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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Antique "Floridia Straights" Cigar Box Fiddle

Check out this oldie-but-goodie that just came up for sale on ebay. No info is known about it's history, but by looking at the head stock you can tell someone took time into carving it. It even has the homemade bow with it, that's pretty cool!

Here's your history shots of the day