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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Trendsetting is my buisness!

Check out this World War 1 French soldier from 1916 with his hand made canteen guitar, he seems to think it's worth a pose....and so do I!

I can only imagine what's going thru his mind? We should have a "caption this" contest : )