We're are working on clearing our backlog of Christmas orders. We'll be re-stocking more guitars, kits and strings etc. shortly. Thanks for your support and patience, Anne & John.
Welcome to ChickenboneJohn Guitars!
"Cigar Box Blues - The Makers Of A Revolution"
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
We've designed this kit to be quick and easy to put together with a minimum of tools. All the hard work is done for you - the piezo pickup is already pre-soldered, and comes complete with step-by-step illustrated instructions.
Everything you need to make your own simple fretless 3 string cigar box guitar. All you need to add is some wood glue a...
The UK Cigar Box Guitar Festival is happening again.
We are making it happen again - this time over two days. It's a great opportunity to meet up with everyone who's anybody on the cigar box guitar scene.
On Friday there's an informal get-together with open mic and showcase sessions, topped off by the unique one man band experience that is Hollo...
Great little 1/4 watt amplifier, featuring the same internals as our "Jam Jar" amps, but built into a genuine cigar box for a little extra resonance, giving more volume and better tone. Custom steel speaker grille, webbing strap handle and rubber feet..
1/4 Watt amplifier with built-in speaker.
Use the output to drive speaker cabinets of 8 - ...
Our best selling kit...now offered as a deluxe model. Improved minihumbucker pickup, "orange drop" tone capacitor and Epiphone deLuxe vintage style machine heads with a beautiful traditional genuine Dominican cigar box. 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...
Perfect gift idea!
Ceramic mug printed with striking red and black "Plague Doctor" logo.
Dishwasher and microwave safe.
My best selling kit...now offered with a beautiful traditional genuine Nicaraguan cigar box. 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. Everything else is included, and you only need a few basic tools to make your very own instrument. Comes...
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 ...
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...
Beautiful ceramic slides handmade in Glastonbury, UK. Available in 4 sizes: small, medium, large and short, and in a choice of 7 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 ...
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.