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Simple leather strap custom made for cigar box guitars. We've had these specially made for cigar box guitar, as I've found most leather straps are too stiff and heavy to use comfortably with a cigar box guitar. These straps are strong, flexible and soft, exactly what you need for your cigar box guitar. 1250mm (50") long, 28mm (1 1/8") wide, thic...
Ultimate performance with classic retro looks. Constructed from the finest materials. These tour grade cables are a step up from regular guitar leads - the best materials and the finest engineering combine to make a quiet and robust cable that is capable of coping with everything that you can throw at it, on stage, on tour and in the studio.
The Legend returns!
The genuine Pignose 7-100, the cute, cult little amp from the 1970s is back.
Available in original brown vinyl, and limited edition snakeskin vinyl or tweed fabric covering. Totally old school in both looks and sounds. Very, very cool in a way that no other modern battery amp gets anywhere near. It's not sophisticated, it's ...
I've used this at shows and festivals , including Glastonbury and found it really easy to use - it gives you total freedom to move around without a guitar lead. I've run the system for a couple of days continuously under arduous playing and weather conditions (from 30 degrees heat to rain) without needing to replace the batteries in the transmit...
A cheap and cheerful way for getting into playing 3 string cigar box guitar.
To get going, all you need to do is fit the strings, tune up and away you go. Comes with a glass slide, instruction booklet and CD.
Short scale (22") fretless maple neck
Machine screw bridge and nut
Open back tuners
Passive piezo pickup
Fibreboard box body (sorry, but ...
Supercool little 1/4 watt amplifier handmade in Wales and housed in a traditional jam jar.
The speaker is neatly incorporated into the screw-on lid, and there's a little red LED that lights up when you plug in. Easily accessible 9 volt battery - simply unscrew the lid and to change the battery. Not only is this a handy little practice amp, but t...
Super cool retro style, ideal for the bedside table or living room.
Genuine cigar box, with rubber feet. Fitted with 60w ES "squirrel cage" bulb, chunky on-off switch, 1.8m long brown cloth covered flex and black UK 3 pin plug.
The "old school" bulb gives a lovely warm, soft light, ideal for subtle accent lighting in any home.
Hand made in the ...
Exclusive to Chickenbone John, designed and manufactured in the UK. Made from chunky mirror polished stainless steel, supplied with fixing screws. Design inspired by the classic "Stella" guitars of the 1930-60s. A great match with our slotted soundhole trims.
50mm length (along the top of the box) x 45mm width x 35mm (end fixing length)
Beautiful ceramic slides handmade in Glastonbury, UK. Available in 4 sizes: small, medium, large and short, and in a choice of 8 stunning colours.
The shorty slide is our latest offering, designed specifically for cigar box guitar, so it is just right for 3 and 4 string necks.
In the past I've tried ceramic slides, but found them either too 'cl...
NEW design unique to ChickenboneJohn - made in UK. Solid mirror polished stainless steel baseplate, , chrome plated cast saddles adjustable for intonation and height. Comes complete with stainless steel fixing screws.
These are manufactured to our own design, available as 3 and 4 string versions. The 3 string comes with a 13mm string spacing, sl...
NEW AND IMPROVED - now fitted with Neutrick Rean jack plug and soft-feel low noise Bill Lawrence USA cable. The Original Bill Lawrence A-300 magnetic soundhole pickup installs quickly and easily on a standard 6 or 12 string steel string acoustic guitar. The A-300 is simple to install with a unique spring-loaded quick-mount and does not require a...
Add some bling to your guitar with these soundhole trims. Laser cut from 1.5mm mirror plate stainless steel, complete with fixing screws. 50mm diameter, suitable for 44mm diameter soundholes (this is a standard holesaw size).
Available in Ace of Spades or Art Deco slotted patterns.
Exclusive to ChickenboneJohn, made in UK.