Hi, this is a website about Homemade guitars, Cigar box guitars, 3 and 4 string guitars, Cookie tin banjos, and the history of hand made and homemade musical instruments from around the world.

Give the photos time to load on your screen, some of the photos are huge, I wanted to display them nicely, so some will take time to load on your computer.

You can also add your email to the list and get emailed with the latest stories strait to your email inbox.

Add your email to get News updates on History, stories and all things Cigar Box guitar

The MeriCAN Canjo Company

Check out these really authentic homemade banjos or "canjos"  and oil can guitars that are made in West Virginia.

 They are all handmade by a really talented builder and family man named Stephen Moore. These instruments have that real twangy southern sound that can bring your music back to the early 1900's.

You can find them here at http://www.whatsacanjo.com/