Chickenbone John - The Godfather of the Cigar Box Guitar



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"...

LATEST NEWS!!!! We are pleased to announce the launch of the West Midlands Guitar Show.  It will be held at Wolverhampton Racecourse, Sunday 25th October. If you are a trader and would like to exhibit, please get in touch by email or phone, and we will be pleased to let you have more details.

I've just got these beautiful ceramic slides in stock. In the past I haven't got on with ceramic slides...but these are different. They have a nice weight, consistent shape and super-hard smooth glaze...what's not to like? Handmade in the UK, available in small, medium and large in a choice of 5 stunning colourways...all this for only a tenner!!!

If you are looking to buy a cigar box guitar, please note that due to constant worldwide demand, my stock level is a bit 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.

Upcoming dates

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

 30th August     Cumbria Guitar Festival, Penrith

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

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

26th Sept    Guitar Workshop, Nijdorp, Belgium

 4th October    Leeds Guitar Show, Yorkshire

 18th October    Cheshire Guitar Show, Crewe

25th October    West Midlands Guitar Show, Wolverhampton

 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.