“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

Coming soon
The 2 String Diddley Bow
These awesome guitars will have a low Bass string and an Octave string so you can play the melody on the high string and the Bass groove on the Low string .
These will be available to purchase very soon .
These will be fitted with the “ Flatpup “ Humbucker as standard .
Some Bone crunching Bass with some howling tones .
Limited run of 5 come with a very awesome signed Justin Johnson Cigar Box for the body . 🤘🎸🎸🤘
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1 month ago

Just Play the Blues

Started building this out of a used carpenters old tool box . I set fire to it then started to make an amp out of it . Quite a bit to do but really enjoying recycling this into something that’s going to be really cool . Probably going to change the input jack cover to black to match the controls .
Colour on it has come out really well
Going with dual cones 5w each
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