Jim Merrill featured in The Fretboard Journal!
Merrill & Co. specializes in the highest quality, hand-made, vintage replica guitars.
Keep the Tradition Alive!
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Without a doubt, this is the greatest moment in my career to be honored in such a prestigious publication. I am humbled and amazed at the way in which Art Dudley and Randall Hill have used their gifts to acknowledge my work.
Thanks to all the folks responsible for putting this together!
GRAMMY Winner Brad Davis' new project, 'A Bluegrass Tribute To George Jones', has been released on BlueGrass Valley Records and has already been burning up the Bluegrass airwaves as one of the most downloaded projects for December on the AirplayDirect.com Radio Download Charts for all genres. What was Brad's choice for guitar on the new project? MERRILL! Preview the project and the GREAT sound of Brad's Merrill guitar here: https://soundcloud.com/bluegrassvalleyrecords/sets/brad-davis-a-bluegrass-tribute
Short Merrill Story
Early on a Sunday morning at Merlefest 2001, Doc Watson made a special point to come by the Merrill booth and play our guitars. His words: "Love the sound of Jack Lawrence's C-28 Merrill!" He particularly liked a Koa Woodbridge cutaway with a Port Orford cedar top & he wouldn't stop feeling and touching every detail of the guitar as he commented on how nice it felt. Then to our surprise and delight, he gave us a mini-concert singing & playing. The 10 or so people who were up that early, gathered at our booth to enjoy the impromtu event. What a gentleman and he is sorely missed...
This custom "mini-me jumbo" guitar is designed by
Jordan Merrill and carries a lot of presence for a little guy!
-Built from Northern hard curly maple back, sides, and neck. -Adirondack domed top -Sunburst stain applied to bare wood -nitro lacquer finish -Ebony fingerboard and headplate -Golden Age Tuners, antique nickel -Brass tail piece -Tortoise celluloid pickguard, antique nickel bracket -antique maple bridge with ebony top -Hand-cut oval soundhole with custom rosette -Ivoroid binding throughout