Pawless #19 Brazilain
This superb Pawless JJW Model guitar is one of six guitars to be built containing a label hand signed by artist Jerry Jeff Walker. Mr Walker is well known for his contributions to Texas Music. In fact, he has been called the “Godfather of Texas Music” (despite not being a native Texan). Mr. Walker is probably best known for his composition, the popular song “Mr. Bojangles”.
Mr Vince Pawless kindly agreed to build this guitar in 1999. It was completed it in 2003.
The guitar (named the "Pawless #19") is constructed of highly configured Brazilian Rosewood back and sides with a considerable amount of pale sapwood visible, solid Mahogany neck, Bolivian Rosewood bridge and peghead veneer, Ebony fretboard with pearl star and dot inlays. The top is a solid two piece Engelmann Spruce plate - with lots of bearclaw - with Abalone inlay soundhole purfling. The top is completely surrounded, while outlining the fretboard, with Abalone inlay. The peghead has a star within a diamond inlay as suggested by Mr. Walker, with Vince Pawless' signature in gold leaf overlying that inlay. Waverly Gold engraved tuners adorn the peghead. The nut, bridge pins and bridge saddle are mammoth tusk ivory. The bridge pins have inlaid abalone dots. The guitar has a Fishman Matrix pickup system for stage and recording use.
Pawless #19 back view with reflections
Click HERE to view a VIDEO of Vince Pawless in his workshop in Gainesville, Texas