“Ian McDonald’s handmade instruments are a brilliant hybrid of traditional design and modern approach. I trust his instruments in the studio and on stage to deliver a great performance each time I pick one up.”

Justin Johnson – “the Wizard” of Cigar Box Guitars

 

 

Cigar Box Guitars

Welcome to Just Play The Blues

I have been in the joinery business for over 30 years and I also own a successful kitchen business with my brother. I made cigar box guitars more as a hobby but in recent times I have had more and more enquiries to make one of a kind models. With my vast experience in the joinery field and a fully loaded workshop I can complete most builds within a four/ six week period.

Payments are via PayPal and are billed in advance as follows: 50% deposit to proceed with order then balance paid before dispatch. All guitars are unique and prices vary from one product to another; we do keep a limited stock of acoustic versions.

All cigar box guitars and amps are shipped out first class recorded and are well packaged.

All guitars are autographed by myself and carry a certificate of authenticity.

If you have any questions or would like to talk to me regarding a bespoke cigar box guitar then please feel free to contact me on 07900 882991, or alternatively you can email me using the enquiry form on the Contact Us page of this website.

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Example Sounds
Example Sounds
Ian McDonald Music
Ian McDonald Music
Justin Johnson Videos
Justin Johnson Videos
Motörhead Tribute
Motörhead Tribute

3 weeks ago

Just Play the Blues

Been out in the workshop this afternoon getting the new builds ready and the materials ready for the Diddley Bow Basses . One of the three I’m building will have the original prototype neck fitted ( pictured ) to their build .
I have also been able to start the solid body telecaster made out of Wenge .
Going to put the chrome 4 way selector on this one . It will have a walnut fretboard and Brazilian mahogany neck .
Keep a look out in the new year for more amazing builds . Also with every 6 string telecaster guitar ordered you will receive a 1 String Diddley Bow for free . I have also been given this Junk guitar that is basically falling to bits , lookout for the transformation during 2019 it’s going to be a cool guitar 🎸🎸
“HAPPY NEW YEAR “
To all my customers past present and future .
🎄🎉💥💥💥🎉🎸🎉💥🎄
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3 weeks ago

Just Play the Blues

Grab yourself an original roots instrument with the new 8k single pole humbucker pickup . Check out the video below of Justin Johnson playing one of my signature models . Your Diddley Bow will be built to the exact specification as Justin’s .
These are available on pre order for £168 plus shipping
Message me for details or use the contact form on my website
www.justplaytheblues.co.uk

🎉Happy new year 🎉Justin Johnson plays a handcrafted roots instrument built by Just Play the Blues' Ian McDonald. Check out Ian's work at www.justplaytheblues.co.uk ►Su...
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