A few days ago Kevin announced the death of his dog BJ, the dog was featured in many Bliss53 photos and videos as well as many of Kevin’s Instagram, photos. Today Kevin announced a signature edition Gibson EDS double neck guitar that will be named after BJ, officially Black Jack.
Saying it hit me hard is an understatement. I miss him. I’ve been working on this guitar for awhile and the timing was just them asking me if I want to name it, He had recently died and for me it was a way to keep his memory alive. I can’t help but think of him when I play it now. At first that made it harder but now I just think of what a amazing dog he was. -Kevin Batres
On Kevin’s Instagram, there is a video that details the guitar. The guitar will is on sale for $9,853 US dollars. It comes with a hardshell case, signed photo, Certificate of Authenticity as well as some Bliss53 picks. Below are guitar specs.
The guitar is a Solidbody Electric Guitar with a slightly aged Ebony finish. Made of a 1-piece solid Mahogany body. Indian Rosewood fretboards with Medium Jumbo Frets. Celluloid Split Parallelogram inlays. ’66 Medium C-Shaped on both necks. Corian Nut, Gold Hardware, 1.687″ Nut with and 12″ Fretboard Radius. Neck pickup is a Seymour Duncan JB pickup and Bridge pickup is a DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion pickup. ABR-1 style bridge. Fast knobs and vintage style tuners.