Some materials are just dying to be made into musical instruments, and ever since I first saw those whiskey-soaked oak barrels at the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, I’ve always wondered what that wood would sound like if it could be plugged in and cranked up! Luckily, I’m not alone, because master guitar builder and instructor, Derek Lenard (better know as Big D Guitars) did exactly that! He took that old used barrel top, paired it with some reclaimed Tennessee barn wood, aged hardware, and some killer pickups.. and created a masterpiece!
Check out the videos below, where you see and hear this baby in action, then watch and listen as Big D walks you through every step of the build process. Don’t forget to subscribe to Big D’s Youtube Channel to check out what he’s building next.
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JACK DANIEL’S WHISKEY BARREL | SOLO SLIDE GUITAR SOLO
LIVE UNBOXING OF THE JACK DANIEL’S BARREL GUITAR
HOW TO BUILD A WHISKEY BARREL GUITAR: PART 1
HOW TO BUILD A WHISKEY BARREL GUITAR: PART 2
HOW TO BUILD A WHISKEY BARREL GUITAR: PART 3
HOW TO BUILD A WHISKEY BARREL GUITAR: PART 4
HOW TO BUILD A WHISKEY BARREL GUITAR: PART 5