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Jerry Douglas Signature Series Guitars

Updated Information: Feb. 2, 2008

The Jerry Douglas Signature Edition (JD) features a unique “E™” body configuration with solid mahogany back, sides and a stunning Pomele Sapele top. The guitar features the Beard open brace body construction and arched back while adding other internal features specific to this signature edition. This design throws a soaring high end while retaining a magnificent bass response. The guitar is capable of unparalleled aggressiveness and sensual melodic phrasing. This is a guitar which fulfills the Jerry Douglas role as a world class musician, making any style of music he desires.

Other design features include curly maple binding, 25 inch scale, Waverly open geared tuning machines, “Wave™” pattern inlay, “Spinning Palm™” design coverplate and “Jerry Douglas” signature inlay, in Mother of Pearl, at the nineteenth fret. The guitar is offered with a special hard shell case.

The Jerry Douglas Signature Limited Edition (JDLTD) features a unique “E™” body configuration with stunning solid Pomele Sapele top, back and sides. The availability of this spectacular wood will limit production to fifty hand crafted guitars. The guitar features the Beard open brace body construction and arched back while adding other internal features specific to this signature edition. This design throws a soaring high end while retaining a magnificent bass response. The guitar is capable of unparalleled aggressiveness and sensual melodic phrasing. This is a guitar which fulfills Jerry Douglas’ role as a world class musician, making any style of music he desires. For the guitar to hold its own acoustic properties against amplified accompaniment the guitar will feature a new concept, customized spider bridge and pickup system. The pickup was designed by Larry Fishman in collaboration with Paul Beard. The guitar will be fully compatible with the new Fishman, Jerry Douglas Aura pedal for resonator guitar.

Other design features include curly maple binding, 25 inch scale, Waverly open geared tuning machines, “Wave™” pattern inlay, “Spinning Palm™” design coverplate, Douglas family crest on the headstock and “Jerry Douglas” signature inlay, in Mother of Pearl, at the nineteenth fret. The guitar is offered with a special hard shell case.


Press Release:

Hagerstown MD, Nashville TN, Anaheim, CA

Beard Guitars LLC and twelve time Grammy Award winner Jerry Douglas
announce an agreement to develop the “Jerry Douglas Signature Resonator Guitar.”

Master luthier Paul Beard and resonator guitar virtuoso Jerry Douglas will develop an exclusive family of signature guitars, designed around Mr. Douglas’s vision of sonic perfection.

Mr. Douglas states, “From my first meeting with Paul Beard early in our careers, I hoped we would someday work together. With a combined knowledge of the resonator guitar we have, I believe, created an instrument which establishes the standard by which all resophonic guitars are to be measured for years to come”.

The premier examples of the Jerry Douglas signature guitar will be unveiled at the Winter NAMM show, January 17-20, in Anaheim, CA.

The “Jerry Douglas Signature Resonator Guitar.” will be sold exclusively by Beard Guitars LLC and its network of dealers. Inquiries are welcome.

Paul Beard is celebrated for twenty three years of resonator guitar design innovation.

Jerry Douglas, named a National Heritage Fellow by the NEA, is instantly recognized by his superlative work with scores of performers such as James Taylor, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, Phish, and, most notably, Alison Krauss.

For more information contact Beard Guitars @ 1-301-733-8271 or email: cheth@beardguitars.com

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