BARBECUE BOB 12 String Guitar

Hauver’s handmade replica of the Barbecue Bob (Grand Concert) 12 String Guitar has the same body dimensions and ladder bracing as the Charlie Patton Guitar. Robert Hicks’s employment at a local restaurant gave rise to his recording name Barbecue Bob. His guitar style was among the most percussive found in the blues, setting him apart from some like-sounding Georgian players. The Barbecue Bob is a midsize guitar and is easy to wrap your arms around which makes playing a 12 string guitar comfortable.

See & hear Toby Walker play “Statesboro Blues” on the Barbecue Bob 12 String below.


  • Available with 26.5’ or 25.4″ scale
  • Adirondack (Red) Spruce top
  • Mahogany sides, back and neck
  • Ebony or Rosewood pyramid bridge and fingerboard
  • Fancy wood marquetry, rosette and top
  • Antique white binding top, back and sound hole
  • Open gear tuners
  • Adjustable truss rod with two carbon fiber truss rods
  • Vintage toner
  • Bolt on neck
  • Body length 20 ¼”
  • Width at upper bout 10 ½”
  • Width at lower bout 14 ¾”
  • Body depth at lower bout 3 11/16″
  • Nut width 1 7/8″ or custom
  • Hardshell case included

Cost: $3,100.00

Hauver Guitar Barbecue Bob handmade in Sharpsburg MD