If you’re a guitar enthusiast you’ve most likely heard of the infamous Fender Stratocaster guitar. An electric guitar designed in the mid-’50s, the Stratocaster is known for being one of the most versatile guitars as it can be used in most styles of music from country to heavy metal. The “Strat” also boasts one of the most emulated guitar shapes.
Father-and-son team Tim and Alex Trimble wowed the guitar playing world earlier this year when they created the Barnacaster, a 4-stringed Stratocaster wannabe made completely out of old barn wood. The Trimbles, owners of Rooster Run Workshop in Delaware, are best known for their impressive hand-made cigar box guitars, but gained nationwide fame when the video they posted of Tim playing the Barnacaster went viral.
According to Tim via comments on Rooster Run Workshop’s Facebook page, he and his son are both self-taught “Deltagrass” guitar players who enjoy playing “off the cuff” tunes on their one-of-a-kind hand made instruments.
If you think you’d like to buy a Barnacaster from the Trimbles be prepared to wait at least 6 months. But, the wait is worth it as you’re sure to be the only one in your neck of the woods with such a unique and beautiful instrument!
Check out Tim Trimble jamming on his Barnacaster in the video below.