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rlxnply 12-31-2017 02:04 PM

Baranik JX Adirondack/Brazilian
Guitar is now being sold through Luthiers Collection. You can contact Mike Joyce through their website if interested.

Hi all - up for sale is my beautiful Baranik JX Adirondack. This is a extraordinary example of Mike’s work and I hate to let it go but I have a few custom builds coming up and need to move a few guitars. I have owned the guitar since 2011 and am the second owner. I have played this side by side with some newer builds and it really is amazing how consistently good of a builder Mike is, the guitar really sounds stunning. I mostly play it in altered tunings but it sounds great in standard as well and can handle just about anything you through at it. The Adirondack top really makes for a sweet sound with lots of head room that you can throw all sorts of stuff at.

This guitar has some extra touches with the spalted maple binding, McIntyre Pickup, cutaway, soundhole and stunning perfectly quartered Brazilian Rosewood. His asymmetrical design really makes this guitar very comfortable to hold for a larger guitar.

The condition of the guitar is almost perfect as Mike recently took the guitar in for a complete refinish. He had a bad batch of finish when he first built this guitar and being the great guy Mike is, he refinished it (2015) similar to how he does it now with a much thinner finish that make the guitar even more responsive. The guitar has been babied and has been kept in my humidity controlled room in it’s case.

Pickup: McIntyre Feather (can be easily removed).
16” lower bout
4 ľ ” body depth
4” sound hole
36' top radius
12' back radius
14th fret neck joint
25.6” scale length
1 25/32nd at nut
2 5/16” spacing at saddle
Year Built: 2008
Case: Ameritage
Neck Shape: His standard C shape.
Tuners: Gold Gotoh 510 with wood buttons
Fretwire: Gold EVO
Binding: Spalted Maple

Price: $6,900Sorry, but not interested in trades.

Pictures below.

Link to album:

justonwo 12-31-2017 07:20 PM

That is a knockout! Mike is a fantastic and consistent builder. Someone will be very happy!

Cocobolo Kid 12-31-2017 08:22 PM

Baranik JX
I have played this guitar on more than one occasion, and it is as good as any Baranik I have played. The woods on this one are especially noteworthy. The figured Brazilian rosewood back and silky Adirondack top are just spectacular.

The build quality, playability and sound of this guitar are all first rate. It has clarity, balance, dynamics, deep tight bass, and ringing trebles to die for. It also has a way of generating great overtones without being muddy. I love the modern sound that Mike is able to achieve, which is why I own two of his guitars.

Matt is also a great guy to work with. I sold him my 2005 JX before he found this one. Matt is extremely trustworthy and reliable and I give him my highest recommendation.

Someone is going to be very happy with this one!

rlxnply 01-06-2018 07:00 AM

Thanks guys, this guitar is really special.

Cocobolo Kid 01-11-2018 12:06 AM

Baranik JX
Bump for one of the nicest guitars for sale on AGF.

Cocobolo Kid 01-11-2018 04:11 PM

Baranik JX
Hear are a few more photos of the gorgeous set of Brazilian rosewood on this Baranik JX:



Cocobolo Kid 01-13-2018 09:09 PM

Baranik JX
I can't believe there is not more interest in this guitar. This is a phenomenal sounding and playing guitar with top notch woods at a reasonable price.

My Baranik CX (serial# 136) was made at the same time in 2008 as this JX (serial# 135). My CX oozes tone and dynamics and is probably my favorite sounding guitar of all I own. There is just something special about Mike's guitars of this era. He was in full stride then, and the guitars have had time to fully open up.

Chedeng88 01-13-2018 09:14 PM

Thatís some lovely Coco!

dbintegrity 01-14-2018 06:49 AM

"I can't believe there is not more interest in this guitar. This is a phenomenal sounding and playing guitar with top notch woods at a reasonable price."

Probably has something to do with not accepting guitar currency... :D
That is a beautiful guitar !! Selling a high end guitar for cash is about as rare as finding BigFoot these days... :roll:

rlxnply 01-17-2018 08:06 AM

Thanks John for the photo assist and to the others for the comments. To Clarify, that is Brazilian Rosewood. This is a pretty special guitar folks.

rlxnply 01-29-2018 07:45 AM

Bump for a big price drop. Really phenomenal guitar here that can handle just about everything you throw at it from one of the premier builders.

gstar 01-31-2018 10:12 PM

So thankful this has a cutaway. My will power would really be put to the test otherwise. Beautiful guitar. Good luck with your sale.

colins 02-02-2018 11:35 PM

Friendly bump for an incredible guitar.

This is Baranik #135 and I own #137 so I can confirm the incredible build quality and sound that Mike was getting in his guitars at that time. This one is a beauty as the photos show and it will make some new owner very happy.


rlxnply 02-06-2018 12:13 PM

Thanks all for the comments. This guitar is really something special, wouldn't be letting it go if I didn't have some custom builds coming up. Mikes aesthetics, tone and playability are truly something special. Great value here for this guitar and less than I paid for it.

rlxnply 02-17-2018 12:38 PM

Bump - Open to offers for this beauty.

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