Mike Witcher demonstrates the unique-looking collaboration between the bluegrass resophonic guitarist and luthier Paul Beard.
by Teja Gerken
April 19, 2018
Resophonic guitar specialist Paul Beard has built signature models for several artists, but his collaboration with Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver’s Josh Swift has resulted in the most radical design yet. With its satin “purple reign” finish, rounded edges, and black hardware, the guitar looks different from any other dobro-style guitar. Based on Beard’s E-shape “open body” design, the instrument is built with solid curly maple top, back, and sides and includes Beard’s triple-spun Legend cone. In this video, part of a series of Beard guitar demos, Peghead Nation dobro instructor Mike Witcher plays the instrument.
SPECS: Squareneck resonator guitar. Solid maple top, back, and sides. Maple neck with ebony fretboard. 25-inch scale. Beard triple-spun Legend cone and original #14 spider. Black cover plate with “Shockwave” design. Black Gotoh 510 tuning machines. $4,500. beardguitars.com
Comments and Discussion
Leave a Reply
Please enter your email address and name to join the conversation on Peghead Nation.
Start Learning Today
One Course: $20/month or $200/year
Two Courses: $30/month or $300/year
Access to All Courses: $100/month
Peghead Nation’s String School is your source for roots music instruction, bringing you full courses in guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, fiddle, and Dobro, featuring talented instructors, high-quality video instruction, accurate notation and tab, and fun songs to play right from the beginning. Enroll and become a Peghead today!