Monday, January 21, 2008
Beard & Jerry Douglas collaborate
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 Resonator Guitar will be unveiled at the Winter NAMM show, January 17-20, in Anaheim, CA and 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.
JerryDouglas, 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.