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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Take a step back in time...

Check out this amazing cigar box guitar performance. The guitar player is Kyle Reid and his playing really captures that Old Time Delta Blues sound.
If you want to learn to play great 3 string guitar, he puts on a clinic for sure, just watch, study and listen, there is so much to learn just by listening and watching this video. I promise you will be left speechless.

Check this video out and put on some headphones, listen to details, it's all in the delivery