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.
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, 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.