Welcome to ChickenboneJohn Guitars!
Cutting edge technology combined with traditional handcrafting
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
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
Heavyweight Gildan 100% cotton tee shirt, durable screen printed logo.
Proudly designed and printed in the UK.
Design by Hunt Emerson, renowned British comic book artist (his work has appeared in The Beano & Fortean Times).
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...
Beautiful traditional "Garcia" cigar box with matching bronze hardware. The white box, bronze hardware and lighter toned wood used for the neck makes for a beautiful cigar box guitar.
Beechwood through neck with backstrap, laminated and shaped headstock, blackwood fretboard, Van Gent jumbo nickel silver frets, with white position dots and side ...
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 ...
If you are looking for something extra special for your cigar box guitar build, these laminated neck blanks are a great starting point. 3 piece lamination ensures super strength and stability, and looks great too.
These are oversize blanks so there is plenty of "meat" to shape a headstock, carve to profile and also leave a good thickness inside...
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 ...
Beautiful traditional style "New Cuba" box. The graphics are reproductions of American cigar boxes from the late 19th and early 20th century, on a custom birch ply box. The result is a really resonant guitar which has a nice full acoustic sound.
Beechwood through neck, ecologically friendly BlackwoodTek fretboard with Van Gent super jumbo frets....
Nickel plated brass sieve hole coverplate, 1/4 inch Neutrik output jack, single coil lipstick style pickup, volume and tone controls. Designed to replace a "biscuit bridge" 9.5 inch diameter coverplate without modification to the instrument. This is a standard size coverplate, but we advise that you take a look at the blueprint to check that t...
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.
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...
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...