Herman is a banjo and guitar player and vocalist in sensational Finnish “Party Bluegrass” band called Steve´n´Seagulls. That band started from a joke, they liked the joke their selfs, filmed it and the rest is history.  At the moment that video is been watched 58 171 985 times!

Herman and the rest of the guys are my personal friends and I’m kind of their home tech so every time they returns from tour they bring their damaged instruments to me.

Last year we started to plan the electric guitar for Herman. We wanted it to be a true “Farm machine”. The need for it would be to work as a slide guitar with open tunings with more attitude than acoustic guitars. I think we scored with barn floor body, walnut neck and Minnesota license plate as pick guard. That the story behind “Uncle Barnie”.

Please take a look what Herman created with it at the video link. That’s amazing!!



Model: Uncle Barnie
Date: 3/2017
Body: Pine Blank of Old barn house from Hankasalmi village
Neck: American Walnut
Fretboard: American Walnut
Neck profile: Fat D (23-24mm)
Scale: 25,5″
Nut: 42mm Elk Bone
Fretboard radius: 9,5 to 10″
Frets: 21 – Jescar  43080 Stainless Steel
Hardware: Aged Nickel
Tuners: Gotoh “Deluxe”
Bridge: Tonepros Wraparound
Pickup: Vuorensaku El Kamiina P90 (Output: 3,0k)
Controls: Volume & Tone + Push-pull tremble cut
Finish: Top: Natural barn floor, Back: Flamed/Danish oil
Owner: Herman from Steve´n´Seagulls