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 - Chickenbone John Guitars have been selected to trade at Glastonbury!!!
We are delighted to have "made the cut", so over the next few months we'll be working hard to get ready.
PLEASE NOTE - as we are so busy fulfilling the custom orders we already have on our books and trying to keep up with the demand for our guitars, we will not be taking any more orders for custom guitars until July 2016. We are sorry to have to do this, but apologise for any disappointment this may cause, and hope you will understand.
Learn to play cigar box guitar with ChickenboneJohn
The last workshop in March sold out, but the next one is 11th June, in 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
5th March Learn to play cigar box guitar workshop - SOLD OUT
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
17-17th Dark Holler Festival, Poole, Dorset
22-26th June GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
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