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Oct 15, 2020 - 12:53:05 PM
719 posts since 8/8/2008

Jerry has partnered with Reverb.com to sell a few of his guitars, amps and an Aura pedal.

Oct 15, 2020 - 4:11:30 PM

1292 posts since 8/4/2008

Oct 19, 2020 - 9:03:05 AM

Bigred

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17 posts since 7/16/2018

All the instruments are gone !

Oct 19, 2020 - 9:11:56 AM

7 posts since 6/4/2014

yeah, wow, and his Scheerhorn went for $11,000! Yikes. I wonder if he shares any of that with Tim....

Oct 19, 2020 - 9:21:18 AM

57 posts since 9/27/2018

Apparently nobody does a garage sale like Jerry! Wow! I was surprised to see the R body and the Weissenborn. They were both beautiful guitars! I wonder if we will see more of his Scheerhorns come up for sale. I doubt the headless purple guitar would ever go in the yard sale, but one of his other maple L bodies would be pretty amazing to see. I’ve never seen an R body rosewood spruce go up for sale before - figures it would have to belong to Flux and therefore be more than the price of a WL guitar! I wonder how it sounds and if Jerry had Paul do any work (Legend cone, etc) to it or if it was all original. So would you guys keep it all original with respect to the cone (most likely a Quarterman) and bridge inserts or would you update it?

Oct 19, 2020 - 9:25:46 AM

57 posts since 9/27/2018

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Originally posted by Phantom Engineer

yeah, wow, and his Scheerhorn went for $11,000! Yikes. I wonder if he shares any of that with Tim....


I can almost promise you Tim isn't getting anything out of this. My question would be....I wonder what Tim thought when he saw those go up for sale. I am almost certain he knows they were for sale because Tim seems to be pretty in-the-loop when it comes to his guitars, but these are pretty iconic guitars - especially the Weissenborn because it's even pictured on the CD liner insert and, unless I'm mistaken, used for the recording of Peador O'Donnell on the "Restless on the Farm" CD. 

Oct 19, 2020 - 10:05:23 AM

3347 posts since 7/27/2008

I saw Jerry's Facebook post the day it came out and I was thinking "11 grand for an R-Body 'horn? Whoa!"

I know celebrity  owned guitars  go for a "premium" but I thought that was a stretch. But apparently  not - unless I missed something, pretty much all the guitars sold right away. 

I haven't checked today on  the used Fishman JD Aura pedal @ $400 - that might still be available. Don't miss out!  

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Oct 19, 2020 - 10:39:25 AM

57 posts since 9/27/2018

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Originally posted by MarkinSonoma

I saw Jerry's Facebook post the day it came out and I was thinking "11 grand for an R-Body 'horn? Whoa!"

I know celebrity  owned guitars  go for a "premium" but I thought that was a stretch. But apparently  not - unless I missed something, pretty much all the guitars sold right away. 

I haven't checked today on  the used Fishman JD Aura pedal @ $400 - that might still be available. Don't miss out!  

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Hey Mark, I saw that there were offers made on both Scheerhorns so maybe they went for less than advertised? Both the R body and the Weissenborn had been listed for 3 days when I finally saw them. And then they were gone!

 

Just checked, the Fishman JD Aura and the amp are both still there....for now!

Edited by - Jim McNab on 10/19/2020 10:44:40

Oct 19, 2020 - 10:47:33 AM

455 posts since 1/29/2013

What percentage of Jerry's income do you suppose comes from live performances? He's probably thinning the herd due to virus restrictions on performing, leading to decreased Douglas household income. 

Oct 19, 2020 - 10:54 AM

57 posts since 9/27/2018

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Originally posted by BrianMac

What percentage of Jerry's income do you suppose comes from live performances? He's probably thinning the herd due to virus restrictions on performing, leading to decreased Douglas household income. 


Interesting thought. I guess only JD could chime in with that info, but my guess is he's pretty ok for money. I doubt he lives paycheck to paycheck. That being said, it's always good to have some liquidity! I cut loose a massive amount of my handguns lately and made some money to use as a buffer just in case this pandemic keeps rolling into 2021. That being said, Jerry has, like everybody, branched out to offer his online Master class. Even though I'm not a beginner, I enrolled in that just because you can never underestimate the value of one on one - even a virtual lesson like this - with Jerry. I haven't started watching it yet, but I suspect I'll find areas where I can clean up my technique. If nothing else, it gives me something else to stream besides Netflix! That and I actually slept 100% better last night knowing that I did my part to help keep the roof over the Douglas family's head! LOL

Oct 19, 2020 - 2:11:58 PM

75 posts since 11/9/2018

I recently stumbled on what is purported to be JD's current net worth of about $5 mil; I suspect much came from the AK and Union Station affiliation. So I don't think he is hurtin'...maybe just thinning the herd?

Oct 19, 2020 - 3:19:24 PM

57 posts since 9/27/2018

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Originally posted by Iceman6937

I recently stumbled on what is purported to be JD's current net worth of about $5 mil; I suspect much came from the AK and Union Station affiliation. So I don't think he is hurtin'...maybe just thinning the herd?


Yeah! Maybe he's thinning the herd because he's got a bout of GAS coming on! ????

Oct 19, 2020 - 3:28:15 PM

75 posts since 11/9/2018

I cannot imagine the severity of something like that kind of GAS!

Edited by - Iceman6937 on 10/19/2020 15:35:49

Oct 22, 2020 - 10:01:12 AM

19 posts since 7/21/2013

I have a R body rosewood / spruce that's very different..the body depth is that of a L body but the top and back is R body sized..it's a killer guitar..and having played Tim's Weissenborn guitar, I'd say it was well worth the asking price..especially since Jerry owned it. I seriously doubt if Jerry is hurting for money tho..prolly just getting rid of some guitars he doesn't intend on playing anymore. Oh btw Jim, Tim told me about the case you have for sale. Email me please at tompkins01@gmail.com

Oct 22, 2020 - 4:27:09 PM

57 posts since 9/27/2018

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Originally posted by kevin t

I have a R body rosewood / spruce that's very different..the body depth is that of a L body but the top and back is R body sized..it's a killer guitar..and having played Tim's Weissenborn guitar, I'd say it was well worth the asking price..especially since Jerry owned it. I seriously doubt if Jerry is hurting for money tho..prolly just getting rid of some guitars he doesn't intend on playing anymore. Oh btw Jim, Tim told me about the case you have for sale. Email me please at tompkins01@gmail.com


That sounds pretty cool! I'd wondered what a standard size body with an L body depth would be like. Rosewood/spruce is one of my favorite wood combos - especially for a Scheerhorn. 

Oct 22, 2020 - 5:40:58 PM

19 posts since 7/21/2013

Jim I can tell ya that it's my favorite combo..it has that focused R body sound but at the same time it has that big L body bass response and volume.

Oct 23, 2020 - 6:09:41 PM

577 posts since 9/8/2011

I was never clear on why Jerry went from Scheerhorn to Beard? Sound? Quality? Monetary?

Oct 24, 2020 - 4:56:12 AM
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3347 posts since 7/27/2008

I believe Jerry was looking for someone who could build signature models and could develop somewhat of a product line but do a quality job with it, since Gibson/Dobro turned out to be pretty much a disaster with his model. 

Tim Scheerhorn as a one man operation couldn't do it, he was too backed up with orders. 

Beard is obviously a small shop, but they could build enough guitars to make it work. Jerry said early on that he felt Paul's guitars were very consistent.  You really need that when it comes to building a line of signature guitars. 

Tim Scheerhorn's guitars are  fantastic instruments, but there seemed to be more variation in sound. Not "better" or "worse" as much as being able to hear more  differences from one to the next. I'm sure if Tim weren't backed up with all the orders and concentrated on a JD Signature model he could make them all sound close enough to each other that you would have a difficult time telling the difference from one to the next. Like Beard with the Mike Auldridge model. Very consistent in sound. I've wondered over the years if that was due to Finnish birch laminate wood, as opposed to a solid wood guitar - but Paul does a great job on get a relatable sound out of the various iterations of the JD BlackBeard as well made from solid mahogany. 

Oct 24, 2020 - 7:08:59 AM
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2050 posts since 8/3/2008

I was fortunate to be able to witness the Douglas signature series in development including visits from the man himself.

Jerry wanted something uniquely "Jerry" and wanted to work with someone "nimble" and able to quickly implement design changes that were maybe a tad "out there".

So Paul was a guy used to producing guitars with multiple designs, soundwell, open, baffled, large body, small body, etc ..a menu of design features (including cosmetic). The back & forth went on until Jerry got the guitar he wanted to play.

So..The Douglas Signature and Limited were introduced. I seem to recall that Jerry came up with the idea of a "journeyman's guitar" (my term) that stripped away the bling of the first guitars and the "BlackBeard" was born.

The rest as they say..history. Demand exploded.

That's what I recall, but the memory fades over time.

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Oct 28, 2020 - 11:21:10 AM

57 posts since 9/27/2018

I still have yet to play a Blackbeard. Maybe sometime after the pandemic is over!

Oct 28, 2020 - 11:46:27 AM
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19 posts since 7/21/2013

Jim, I had the opportunity to demo one for Lowe Vintage in Burlington. They're about 30 mins from me. It was on their website..anyhow..I didn't think I'd like it from the tones I've heard out of them, but I can honestly say it blew me away. It was a Red Beard and if I'd had the $$ I'd bought it right then.

Oct 28, 2020 - 8:03:59 PM
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57 posts since 9/27/2018

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Originally posted by kevin t

Jim, I had the opportunity to demo one for Lowe Vintage in Burlington. They're about 30 mins from me. It was on their website..anyhow..I didn't think I'd like it from the tones I've heard out of them, but I can honestly say it blew me away. It was a Red Beard and if I'd had the $$ I'd bought it right then.


So....now you are going to have to scratch that itch!

Oct 28, 2020 - 10:19:42 PM
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19 posts since 7/21/2013

Hahaha..naw my scratcher is broke.

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