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  1. Georg Engelbretson

    Why not turn the workshop into a jam?


  2. sheri lee prom

    Much love and success justin


  3. Justin you are a Great musician I love the Blues and other then B.B. King you are one of the Best I’ve seen so far.


  4. Very cool Justin. much love from Kentucky Hope to meet ya on the road


  5. I was always told I could never play my fingers was too short lol


  6. Thank you so much! I am 76 yrs. old and am just learning the 4 string so when I get old, I will have something nice to do!


  7. When will your one string diddley bow instructional dvd be avaiable again?
    I buily myself one following the Blind Kiwi video instructions – awesome.
    Would now love to be able to play it.
    Thank you.


    • Hi Sue, I expect to make the One-String Diddley Bow instruction available as a digital download within the next month or so. I will make a post here when that’s available, so if you’re subscribed to the blog here on Roots Music School, you’ll get the notice when that is available. Thanks!


  8. Dominic Skerry.

    Hi Justin,

    First, thank you for the instructional videos you have done which got my attention, enthusiasm and then started. I couldn’t find the shipping cost to UK for the shovel guitar anywhere on the site, how much would it be please and a little request please, would you consider doing an online video lesson breaking down how to play the ace of spades please.

    Thanks again for all your instructional videos, I would never have got started without them

    All best wishes,



    • Hi Dominic, International Shipping/Handling/Insurance on a Shovel Guitar from the US to the U.K. is a flat rate of $100, which is added at checkout when you order the guitar at http://www.justinjohnsonlive.com/shovel-guitar.html
      As far as the Ace of Spades tutorials, If you’re interested in specific instruction on a specific song that’s not in the tutorials I’ve put out, you can always reach out by email (justin@justinjohnsonlive.com). When I’m not on tour or in the middle of a recording project, I often offer Skype lessons.
      Justin Johnson


  9. Dutch Wigman

    Have you ever made a tab for a 3-string guitar of, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps? I enjoyed your “Sleepwalk”.


  10. Justin, thank you for all you’ve done to bring cigar box instruments to the people. You’ve taught me so much in such a short time, and re-awoke a love of music in me.
    Question, the Diddley Bow instructional DVD is sold out on your store, will you be getting more in?


  11. Hello Justin was just looking around the store was just wondering if your going to ever have 3 and 4 string CBG for sale any time?


    • Hi Don, I am currently building a limited run of 3-String and 4-String guitars. The guitars have Justin Johnson Signature Engraved Headstocks, Justin Johnson Signature Humbucker Pickups, and I personally set the string height, intonation, and electronics to my personal specs. I also autograph them. Email me at justin@justinjohnsonlive.com if you’re interested. Thanks!


  12. I’m absolutely in love with your music — so much so that I bought a kit to make a 3-string guitar. I’m so excited — but a bit nervous too! Looking forward to learning the 3 string. And hey, I listen to so much of your music. Thank you. 🙂


  13. Hi,
    Any chance that your instructional videos will be available online rather than DVD? I hope so.

    Thanks for what you do, love the music.


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