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.