Our simplest and most basic guitars, the "Workshop Series". Crackle paint finish over veneered ply box with zinc plated fixing brackets. Derived from our highly successful "Make and Play" workshop guitars, these offer genuine playability and great tone at a bargain price.
Yellow Poplar through neck with "backstrap" thru' body reinforcement,walnut fretboard with Van Gent nickel silver jumbo fretwire. Burnt-in position dots and edge dots, machine screw nut. Our guitar necks are fully profiled by hand using traditional methods for great playability and comfortable in-the-hand feel. Finished in a simple wax polish.
24 3/4 inch scale length, Zilpha Newtone hexcore strings. Tuned G D G.
Single coil pickup wired direct to a high quality Neutrik jack.
Open back machine heads with pearloid buttons.
Walnut bridge with fretwire saddle.
Our most basic guitar, but still with the classic Chickenbone John playability and quality. With over a thousand guitars to our credit, and despite the low price, these are certainly not "wall hanger" guitars! How can we do it at this price? Over ten years of experience making and playing cigar box guitars goes into these instruments, so our workshop is lean, mean and efficient, but our instruments are still full of soul and passion.