Welcome to ChickenboneJohn Guitars!
Over £3700 raised at Henry's Blueshouse event, 3rd April
Real world instruments for the real world
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR CIGAR BOX GUITAR.
Pickups, machineheads, strings, boxes, fretboards,necks, fretwire, electrical parts,bridges...pretty much all you need, down to the last nut and bolt.
No gimmicks, just honest workmanship to make the best instruments that we can
Cutting edge technology combined with traditional handcrafting
Studio album (featuring Alan Nicholls on Drums and John Roy Potter on Bass).
Track listings -
Stones in My Passway
You Gotta Move
Texas Tea Party
St James Infirmary
Jesus Gonna Be Here
Ready for My Starry Crown
It's All Over Now
Way Down In The Hole
Champagne And Reefer
Werewolves of London
Simple walnut bridge with a 6mm machine screw saddle. The steel saddle ensures clear tone and good sustain, and has the added benefit of ensuring earth continuity - all you need to do is earth one string at the tailpiece and you've got all 3 strings grounded. The screw thread allows you to space the strings to your own choice.
The height can be...
Everything you need to make your own 3 string cigar box guitar. All you need to add is some wood glue and materials for putting a finish on the neck and box. The kit comes with a a handsomely-sized plain birch ply wood box and gives a great acoustic volume - they turn out pretty loud! It's an ideal starting point for adding your own decoration...
Very nice quality 3 way toggle switch, Les Paul style, chrome plated with black tip.
These are much better than the usual sort of economy switches - solid one piece cast frame, earth tag with riveted-in eyelet for easier soldering, nicely machined thread with knurled locking ring.
Unique to ChickenboneJohn - made in UK. As well as the "toploader" stringing option, we've added string holes in the baseplate so you can also use this as a string thru' body mounting.
Solid polished steel baseplate, chrome plated cast saddles adjustable for intonation and height. Comes complete with steel fixing screws.
These are manufactured t...
Plain box, perfect as a starting point for making your cigar box guitar.
All birch plywood, 3mm top and back, 9mm sides. Brassed hinges with a sprung clasp.
Custom made in the UK to our specifications. Ideal for building any range of cigar box guitar from a simple piezo pickup to twin humbuckers. Great for painting, staining, woodburning or an a...
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...
Genuine made in USA traditional washboard for that authentic skiffle & Cajun percussion sound. Make no mistake, this is not the mini "pail size" version, these are the full sized real deal. Exclusive to Chickenbone John - nobody else in the UK is selling these.
Robust yellow poplar frame, galvanised steel rub-board, 600 x 315mm (24" x 12 1/2").
Heavy duty 2mm stainless steel templates, each with 2 popular scale lengths. 24 frets plus zero fret (2 full octaves).
Guitar: 25 1/2 inch (Fender) and 24 3/4 inch (Gibson)
Bass: 30 inch and 34 inch
Ukulele/mandolin: 13 3/4 inch (soprano uke/ mandolin) and 15 inch (concert uke)
Other manufacturers give you one of the popular scales and then anot...
An essential tool if you are making a fretted guitar. Also great for trouble-shooting guitars with fret buzzes. Simply place the rocker over three frets, and it's really easy to check to see if you've got a high fret that can be the cause of a nasty rattle or buzz. The length of the sides makes it easy to check all of the frets right the way up ...
Full sized humbucker with aged copper cover, supplied with black mounting ring, adjuster screws and springs and mounting screws.
Alnico 5 bar magnet
Great for 6 string, 4 or 3 string guitars.
Plain box supplied with quality printed labels, perfect as a starting point for making your cigar box guitar.
All birch plywood, 3mm top and back, 9mm sides. Brassed hinges with a sprung clasp. These are a nice size and once built up provide really good acoustic resonance - they can make up into a surprisingly loud guitar.
The labels are re-pri...