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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Jap Zero Banjo

Check out this Jap Zero Banjo. I bet that's 3 words you never though you would see in the same sentence???

How cool is this, an instrument made in 1944 with parts found from a aircraft that was shot down in the Pacific during World War 2....This is history right here!