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"...
We're back in the saddle...we almost sold out of guitars over Christmas, and we are just getting through an order for 15 (yes fifteen) guitars for Dark Star Brewing. We also have several custom guitars orders to fulfill, and will soon be working on new guitars for our online shop. Sorry if you can't buy a ChickenboneJohn guitar right now...but they are in high demand, and we are trying to do our best to keep up with the demand.
Learn to play cigar box guitar with ChickenboneJohn!!!
Saturday March 5th, Smethwick West Midlands. A 1/2 day course suitable for beginners and intermediate players.
If you haven't got a guitar, don't worry, I'll provide one for free.
Recent gig with top international performer Ian Seigal.
It was a real honour to be asked to provide a backing band for him.
Upcoming dates 2016
11th Feb. Southside Blues, White Horse, Harborne B'ham
5th March Learn to play cigar box guitar workshop, Bearwood, West Mids
10th March Southside Blues, White Horse, Harborne B'ham
9th April Private Event
14th April Southside Blues, White Horse, Harborne B'ham
17th April Prescott Bike Festival
15th May Haydock Park Guitar Show
3-5th June Lunar Festival, Hampton in Arden, Warks.
11th June Learn to play cigar box guitar workshop, Bearwood, West Mids
24-26th June Muddy Roots, Waardamme, Belgium
8-10th July Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul, Birmingham
15-17th July Upton upon Severn Blues Festival
22-24th July Deershed Festival, Yorkshire
6-7th Aug. Staycation Festival, Godalming
20th Aug. Old Bush Blues Festival, Callow End, Worcestershire
28th August, Cumbria Guitar Show
2-4th Sept. Moseley Folk Festival
17-18th Sept. German Cigar Box Guitar Festival
25th Sept. Leeds Guitar Show
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.