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Bald Eagle “Chiktar” Made & Designed by James “Super Chikan” Johnson

Bid on this one-of-a-kind, handmade guitar. Mississippi Delta bluesman James “Super Chikan” Johnson is renowned for the “chiktars” and “bojos” he makes out of discarded materials as much as his fiery playing and witty, incisive lyrics. To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Richmond Folk Festival, he made this Bald Eagle chiktar, which is sure to become a prized collector’s item. All proceeds benefit the Richmond Folk Festival.

Hand carved by Super Chikan out of pretreated oak, this six-string guitar features lock-down keys so it will stay tuned and knobs that control volume and tone as well as two single-coil pick-ups. Super Chikan worked on the guitar for several weeks, and protected... Read more

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