“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

2 weeks ago

Just Play the Blues

So pleased to see the unboxing of two new guitars I’ve built for Justin Johnson
First one is a 2 string Bass CBG with chrome tuners , original flat pup humbucker , two broom handles to make the neck with a mahogany fretboard . Justin gets to grips with this 👏👏
Then the Special Telecaster guitar
English oak body , maple neck , mahogany fretboard with walnut fret markers and the hardware end a vintage hand wound tele pick up in the bridge and a lipstick single coil in the neck . Black tuners , scratch plate and 3 way selector switch . These are now all officially on sale please message me for details .
😃🎸🎸🎸🎸😃

Justin Johnson
UNBOXING a package from Just Play the Blues in the UK 🇬🇧! Let’s see what’s inside!!
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1 month ago

Just Play the Blues

I’ve just finished this prototype build for my new line of English oak
Guitars , with Oak body , maple neck , mahogany fretboard , walnut fret markers , chrome skull and crossbone tuners all wired up to a “ Sixtus “ pickup . I will be doing a video of this amazing guitar to show good these pick ups are . Keep watching .
Available to order now starting from £789
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