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
It's happening again, the one and only BOXSTOCK, The UK Cigar Box Guitar Festival®!
Saturday 20th May 2023
We've held the price the same as last year, and we have a cool new venue. It's the Halton Turner Brewing Company, in Digbeth, Birmingham, right in the middle of this up and coming alternative arts, media and entertainment quarter.
It runs ...
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...
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...
Powerful minihumbucker. Supplied with matching steel mounting ring, complete with height adjustment screws, springs and fixing screws.
Plain cover with antique bronze finish, 13.5K Ohm resistance...HOT HOT HOT!!!
Pickup size 68 x 28, mounting ring 92 x 37mm overall, 220mm long hook-up wire.
Custom made to our own specifications...new lower pric...
Add some "Boom Boom" to your performance with this great footstomping box - Black Country Drum Machine in true Seasick Steve fashion. Simply plug it into an amp or PA, turn down the treble, wind up the bass, put it under your foot and stomp away for a great John Lee Hooker style accompaniment. Handily sized at 12 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, which me...
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
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...
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 ...
A great little mains powered amp, plenty loud enough for practice and for intimate gigs. The vintage looks are right in keeping with the cigar box guitar vibe.
No nonsense controls and it's got plenty of poke. It's handily sized, but substantially built at 5kg weight.
The eye-catching looks of these 10-watt combos are classic VOX and include bas...
6 String cigar box guitar, maple neck and fretboard, aged copper hardware.
This guitar is built and set up to play easily - the action at the 12th fret is 1.5mm with d'Addario 10 gauge strings. Fitted with dual action trussrod.
The maple neck and fretboard has been given an aged stain and has been hand finished in gunstock oil to a beautiful sat...