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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Papa, is it fixed yet?


Found this photo of some guy working on his radio at home. There was a time in the past long before our modern "throw-away society" if you wanted it fixed you had to do it yourself.
Everyone who enjoys making homemade stuff has had a project or two "frazzle" them out ...but this poor fellow had one of his family members run off and grab the camera....Priceless!

That's OK good buddy, we've all be there...some far too many times to admit!