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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Here is an artwork I did for a resonator guitar I built awhile back, I found this art still in my scanner this morning, figured I would post it here and share it.

It's art of the Radiola Guitar made with an Old Lowe aluminum reso cone. Rumor has it, if you get your playing up to 88 miles per hour you can go back in time and help Marty McFly get to the "Enchantment under the Sea" dance, when you land in 1955 be sure and look up "Doc"....he will know what to do!