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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Miku from Poland

 

Check out this awesome short documentary about homemade guitars built by Miku in Poland.

This is so dang cool!...I just love where he says "I'd rather use a fork than some hi-tec instrument part" and that he likes to make his cigar box guitars primitive for the challenge of it, this is such a great video. In fact we get to watch him make the coolest bridge from an old fork!
*Note to self* Time to raid the kitchen drawer when my wife's not looking :-)

Take a moment and watch this video, you will really get inspired to head out in your gargare and see what kind of homemade guitars you can dream up with those old scraps, bits and pices of left over parts of yester-year.