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Beard JD Blackbeard Jerry Douglas Signature Squareneck Resophonic Guitar


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Here it is – the Beard JD Blackbeard Jerry Douglas Signature Squareneck. A cosmetically stripped down version of the Beard Jerry Douglas Signature model, the Beard JD Blackbeard features the E model body built with solid mahogany top, back, sides and neck and a very interesting translucent black finish.

The Beard JD Blackbeard is based on Jerry Douglas’ memory of a black 1928 entry-level Dobro with a red fingerboard, the first ‘authentic’ Dobro he held when he was 12 and just learning to play. The JD Blackbeard reflects the values of that guitar – simple and unadorned, yet fully capable of producing astounding tone and volume.

Jerrry Douglas is an incredibly versatile and hard-working player.  He’s been on well over a thousand recordings and soundtracks, been presented with 14 Grammy Awards. He plays with many top artists including Alison Kraus, Elvis Costello, J D Crowe, James Taylor, T Bone Burnette, Mumford and Sons,  and has his own bands.   While he is well known for his acoustic resophonic playing,  he is also an avid electric lap steel player.  

Read about the Beard JD Blackbeard at the Beard Guitars site

Neck: Solid mahogany neck with unbound red Bubinga fingerboard. Dot position markers, Jerry Douglas inlaid signature at the last fret. 25 inch scale length

Frets: 12 frets to the body.

Body: Beard E-style body with bass baffle, solid mahogany top, back and sides. Chrome resonator port trim rings and Spinning Palm cover.

Finish: Gloss, translucent black finish.

Hardware/electronics: Chrome Gotoh tuning gears, Beard spider resonator with Spinning Palm cover and chrome tailpiece. Fishman Nashville bridge pickup installed with endpin jack.

Playability/Action: These instruments are designed to be played – hard. They respond very well to an aggressive picking style.

Case: Hardshell, archtop TKL ‘Canadian’ case included.

Please note! This model is currently out of stock, but is available on order.

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  • Model: JD Blackbeard
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss Black
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 25/03/2015

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.05lbs 2.75kg
  • Scale Length: 25in 635mm
  • Nut Width: 1.85in 47mm
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