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Jerry Douglas Playing New Beard Model 27 at IBMA 2013

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Here's a video of Jerry playing Foggy Mountain Rock on the new Beard Model 27 Tut Taylor model (do I have all that correct?) while Tut looks on at IBMA 2013 in Raleigh. Sound quality isn't the greatest in this video, and of course there's a lot of crowd noise, but the guitar sure is a beauty. No doubt some of our members played this guitar, what were your impressions? 

I think it's cool that Jerry has been going back to his old Dobros lately  and enjoying the sound, and he's had his pre-wars guitars hot-rodded with the Legend cone. He was pretty stoked about having his wife Jill score on ebay awhile back a pristine pre-war Model 27 that looked like it's been the case for about 70 years. 

Who's the kid chopping the rhythm on the Blackbeard? Talk about being on the hot seat!

Mike Auldridge's Personal Guitars

Beard guitars will have a list of Mike's personal guitars that will be offered for sale <sigh..> at next week's IBMA "World of Bluegrass".

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Mike Auldridge Estate (Fwd from Beard Guitars)

Foward from Beard Guitars:

Folks,

Just wanted to inform the community  that on behalf of the Mike Auldridge family we have begun to list equipment for the estate on ebay.  The seller name is "beardguitars".

Presently we have listed electronics.

We will list "major" instruments (including Mike's primary performance MAS's) after labor day.

100% of the sales  goes to the Auldridge family.

Thanks from all of us here and Mike's friends and family.

Beard Guitars

Wanted- Coverplates

I'm looking for a couple of coverplates. If anyone has a Beard, Dobro etc US made coverplate that has poor finish, corrosion or scratches or an original with the patent stamping text I'd be interested. Thanks.

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