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The Barndance

The Barndance Guitar

Technical Specifications

All dimensions in inches

Scale24.75"
Nut widthtbd"
Upper bouttbd"
Lower bouttbd"
Depth at lower bouttbd"

The Barndance sounds like a sloped shoulder D should with all of the grunt, honk and woodiness you'd expect from this classic design. It sounds like the vintage slope D's, just more so; it's a devastating guitar.

Julius built the sloped D at the urging of his longtime friend and country blues legend, Paul Geremia. Paul lent Julius two 1930's J-35's to template from and to get a feel for. Both Paul and guitar repair guru, Dan Erlewine, insisted that the guitar must be built with the original short, 24¾", scale length. The result is a powerhouse of an instrument. Think you need a long scale to create a bonecrusher? Think again.

Standard Appointments

Select Mahogany back & sides
Honduran mahogany neck
Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard
Brazilian Rosewood Bridge
Select Engelmann soundboard
Grained Ivoroid binding
Wood strip and bias cut Ivoroid Rosette
Ebony headstock veneer
Borges logo inlayed with Mother of Pearl
Waverly, nickel finish, vintage style, tuners
Bone nut & saddle
Compensated saddle
Adjustable truss rod (compression type)
High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  finish over shellac base coats
Vintage style Firestripe pickguard
Deluxe hardshell case


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