LATEST NEWS. 26-30th June, we will be back at Glastonbury for our 3rd year.
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
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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...
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 1.5mm 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)
Available in 1.5mm mirror po...