Mike Baranik's masterclass guitars are very limited production highly prized, closely held, and seldom seen on the broader market. So here's a real find, one of Mike's earlier SJ style cutaway guitars from 1999. I should be keeping this one as she's flat out one of the nicest playing and sounding cutaways in recent memory - sounds simply amazing with tremendous resonance, projection, volume, and clarity. Dig in and she speaks, light touch and she sings. Plays wonderfully with sweet ebony fretboard and 2 1/4 spacing. Only light wear observed and clean one, Magic included...

24 Hour Approval on this guitar as we're totally confident that this instrument will please!

  • Builder: Baranik Guitars, Mike Baranik
  • Model: SJ (similar to CX)
  • Type: Cutaway
  • Year: 1999
  • Serial #: 99128
  • Back/Sides: Figured Mahogany
  • Top: Master Grade Cedar
  • Neck: 1 Piece Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Bindings: Ebony
  • Fret Markers: None
  • Frets to body: 14
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Bridge: Ebony Pin
  • Pickguard: None
  • Body Bindings: Flamed Koa
  • Top Trim: Violin Lines
  • Rosette: MOPMalaysian Blackwood, Ebony, Flamed Koa
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510s with Custom Buttons
  • Case: Ameritage
  • Pickup: None
  • Condition: Light Wear, Very Clean, Sounds Freakin Amazing
  • Nut Width: 1 25/32
  • Strings Spacing: 2 1/4

First, Some Background--Mike Baranik started making guitars after attending the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in 1993. After briefly teaching for the school and working for a Phoenix custom guitar shop, he started Baranik Guitars in 1995. Today Mike handcrafts about 24 guitars per year at his climate controlled shop in Tempe, Arizona.

"Baranik Guitars strives for a simple, elegant style where the beauty of the wood is the visual focus. The models in the line are derived from classic shapes that have been altered and adjusted to improve playability, volume, and tone. Each neck is reinforced with a dual adjustable truss rod and graphite rods for increased strength and sustain."

Immaculate fit & finish and attention to detail are only a few of the characteristics of Mike's instruments.

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Guitardesires, LLC

Guitardesires, LLC

Michael Baranik
Near Mint
15 Years
Guitardesires, LLC
Rob Ober
Online Only
1:23 PM

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