Chickenbone John - The Godfather of the Cigar Box Guitar

Welcome

 

I don't do normal guitars...but what I do is always unique and with my own personal slant on things...why not take a look around?  I make cigar box guitars (and lots of other types of stringed instruments too), play them, teach people how to build their own guitars...and how to play them too.

They call me "The Godfather of the cigar box guitar"...

Not just cigar box guitars - this is a reently finished custom "Resocaster"


If you are looking to buy a cigar box guitar, please note that due to recent exceptional demand in continental Europe and the UK, my stock level is very low. I am working on more guitars right now and my focus is on getting my custom orders completed Everything that we have listed in the online shop is in stock and ready for immediate delivery.


Getting back in the saddle after Christmas...and the year is already getting busy...

 

1st Feb     Southside Blues, Birmingham (with Lil’ Dave Smith)

 15th Feb    Make & Play CBG workshop, Calne, Wiltshire

 1st March    Make & Play CGB workshop, Leeds, Yorkshire

 14th March     Make & Play CBG workshop, Vintage & Retro Weekend, Swindon

 14th March    Learn to play with CBJ & Hollowbelly, Vintage & Retro, Swindon

22nd March    Newcastle Guitar Show

 5th-26th April    Japan

 3rd May    Thirsk Guitar Show

 9th May    Beginners CBG Workshop, Warley Woods, West Mids

 17th May    Haydock Park Guitar Show, Cheshire

 30th May    Learn to play with CBJ & Hollowbelly, Ardley, Oxfordshire

 5-7th June    Lunar Festival, Warwickshire

 13th June     Intermediates CBG Workshop, Warley Woods, West Mids

 20-21st June    Headlander Festival, Stockport

 27th June    Make & Play CBG workshop, Milton Keynes

 4th July    Beginners learn to play slide guitar, Warley Woods, West Mids

 10-12 July    Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival, Moseley, Birmingham

 17-19th July    Upton upon Severn Blues Festival, Worcestershire

 24-27th July    Deershed Festival, Yorkshire

 30th August     Cumbria Guitar Festival, Penarth

 4th-6th Sept.    Moseley Folk Festival, Birmingham

 11-13th  Sept    Van Thom Weekender, Bremen, Germany

 4th October    Leeds Guitar Show, Yorkshire

 18th October    Cheshire Guitar Show, Crewe

 1st November    Thirsk Guitar Show, Yorkshire

 29th Nov.    Skipton Guitar Show, Yorkshire

 


If you do want a Chickenbone John guitar, please drop me an email, I can advise you on when  I expect to have more stock for sale, or you can place an order for a custom instrument.  I'm always happy to discuss  individual requirements and ideas for new guitars.