Jerry Douglas has been playing a Beard E now for several years, but at long last he's sat down with master luthier Paul Beard, and worked out a definitive signature edition. This is a modified E body with solid mahogany body and beautifully figured Sapele top cap. It features Beard's open body chamber and baffle, spider bridge and Beard spun cone, and a custom designed coverplate. Jerry's signature is on the fingerboard extension as well as tasteful pearl inlays. For those who have experienced the maple E, you're in for real treat here. All that presence and clarity with the sweet woodiness of mahogany.