Julius Borges modeled his Barndance model after the great Gibson J-35's from the 1930's. At the behest of his friend, and great blues legend, Paul Geremia, who loaned him two of his prized jumbos, Borges rose to the challenge of crafting a modern slope dread that had all of the chunk and dry woodiness of its predecessors. This very early 2001 example does not disappoint in that regard. It's big and bold with the volume and presence of a new guitar with the crisp, loose vibe of an older jumbo.
- Builder: Julius Borges Acton,MA
- Model: Barndance
- Year: 2001
- Materials: Adirondack, Mahogany, Brazilian
- Measurements: 1 3/4", 24.75", 2 5/16" bridge
- Hardware: Waverly W16