HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS!
We are back in the saddle and catching up with our orders after a much-needed break.
Welcome to ChickenboneJohn Guitars!
..an affordable introduction to truly playable three string guitars
No gimmicks, just honest workmanship to make the best instruments that we can
Craftsmanship and playability tested and developed in countless live performances
Cutting edge technology combined with traditional handcrafting
3 pole pickup for cigar box guitar, handmade in our workshop. Strictly limited numbers. These are individually handmade. We double wax pot them - once after we wind the coil, then the windings are protected by a wrap of traditional cotton baker's twine and wax potted again, to protect and seal it, and to reduce the microphonic effect.
Alnico 5 ...
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
As well as our popular "Blues Box" 3 string guitar, we are now offering this special package of guitar, amp and lead. It's everything you need to get going and make some noise. There's no volume control on the guitar or amp..its on eleven all the time, as Spinal Tap would say.
THE BLUES BOX GUITAR
It's a cheap and cheerful way for getting into p...
Neat little amp, ideal for cigar box guitar. 10W, 5 inch 8ohm speaker. 240 x180 x25mm. Works off 6 x AA batteries or mains (UK and EU adaptors included ).
Simple controls - volume, bass and treble, with overdrive button and gain control. Also comes with an aux input & volume control so you can run backing tracks from your iPod or phone (lea...
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...
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...
The Classic wireless system is perfect for any instrument with a 1/4 inch jack socket. People are enjoying Wireless Freedom with electric guitars, acoustic guitars, bass guitars,cigar box guitars, violins, flutes, keyboards, accordions ... all with Uncompromised Tone.
It's a high fidelity digital wireless guitar system featuring proprietary 2.4 ...
We love these super cool "Jetsons" style short scale guitars. Beautifully presented modern interpretation of the 3 string cigar box guitar. The makers recommend GBE tuning, just like the top 3 strings of a regular 6 string guitar. It's a quick way of getting to grips with this cool little guitar, and for absolute beginners its a super way of ...
Custom made to fit cigar box guitars, exclusive to Chickenbone John. Classic vintage-style tweed cloth covered case with leatherette end pieces and gold-coloured fittings. 3 hinges and 3 clasps (one locking). Beautiful plush red velour padded interior with neck support and accessory compartment.
Will fit most cigar box guitars up to 92cm long, ...
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 ...
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 ...