“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.

 

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Motörhead Tribute
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Started this guitar this evening .
Made from English Oak this " Telecaster " style guitar will have the Oak body with a maple neck and oak fretboard to compliment the body . The pick up will be a lace sensor pick up in the bridge and neck . Going to be fun . This guitar will be available soon to purchase . I have 15 available for order . Please message me for details
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Holidays are well and truly over it's raining but had a great afternoon in the workshop 🎸🎸
Made up some neck blanks and starting sanding the three existing necks . Also managed to unwrap and look at the 2.4m x .9m rustic oak full stave blank for my solid body guitars . Watch this space for more details
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