this guitar was a bolt-on neck, test piece, used to work out some of the many design flaws in the original concept drawing. Ultimately, John did not wish us to continue producing this model, so it was removed from the lineup. this guitar remained in the hands of Kevin Maxfield as part of an agreement.
this 300 model was custom made for a customer who requested it in Korina ( white Limba) and TV yellow. the pickups were custom made mini hums by Lollar. this version was a set neck style and weighed in at about 5.9 lbs. and featured a 48" radiused top
This guitar was built as a speculation piece and ultimately went to Florida where it stayed for a few years then sold on eBay in 2015 it was a mahogany body with a glued in mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard and Lace alumitone pickups.
This single pickup version also ended up in Florida for a few years and was later sold on eBay in 2015. it had a mahogany body and mahogany set neck with a birdseye maple fretboard, the pickup was a lace alumitone
This instrument was built from body # 4, left over from the JBD-300 series. it was built and sold in 2015, It was sold through Reverb.com I was experimenting with the Rat Rod idea as applied to Guitars to see what level of Public interest there was in Rat Rodded guitars. it actually was a great little player with excellent sustain and a hot tone.
a closer shot of the #4 left over JBD-300 body. the relic work was done by William Fix.
the JBD-300 model was one of the very first guitar models that BML inc ever advertised in Magazines, though it was the third model to be built of the original drawings.
Hence the number 300 being assigned to it.
This model had several issues related to the proportions of the original concept drawings and was not a completely workable design as drawn.
after building the first protype, a 2nd revision was completed which was actually a great sounding and playing guitar with excellent potential.
Of these REV.2 instruments, a total of 6 bodies and necks were cut. Four of which you can see in the galleries below.
The 5th and 6th guitars may be completed someday, but they are already spoken for.
John Backlund ulltimately decided not to allow BML to continue the production of this model, so it was removed from our line up.
He gave this rev 2 design to me personally, saying that he did not recognize it as one of his designs. I may consider offering this model again in the future should anyone care.
it lighter weight and thick mahogany bodied tone make it potentially a modern day Les Paul killer in my honest opinion.