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Those guys at Bourgeois know about loud, wow, this guitar is loud! We are offering a new Bourgeois Slope D "The Standard" with an "Aged Tone" Adirondack spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. It's a fine, fine, super fine guitar. It really is the standard all guitars should be judged by. If you are familiar with late 40's early 50's Gibson J-50 and J-45 guitars, you'll know the sound I'm talking about, warm, rich, loud and succinctly brilliant.
Dana Bourgeois' passion for acoustic guitars was fostered by those coveted instruments built in the pre-war era. "The Standard" model was inspired by the classic designs that emerged from the midwestern United States at that time, but incorporates many elements of Dana's own design.
It starts with the striking Ziricote fretboard and bridge, beautiful in figure yet subtle enough to maintain the pre-war look. The single ring Ivoroid rosette and rectangular bridge hearken back to those old designs. Our contoured headstock was introduced with the L-DBO model, and fits the look perfectly!Learn More
Regular Price: $8,820.00
Special Price $7,938.00
Dana Bourgeois says: “Many years ago, inspired by Eric Schoenberg, I built what I believe was the first OM having a style of cutaway that has since become something of a modern classic. Eric and I later founded a company to produce the new model, which we named "The Soloist", after an elegant fingerstyle guitar from the Victorian era. The Bourgeois Soloist is a true fingerstyle OM, featuring a European spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, a 2 5/16" ebony pyramid bridge, and the original Soloist style cutaway. Maintaining the spirit of the original Soloist, I combined the finest woods with the simplest of appointments, including Ziricote body bindings, simple wooden rosette, short pattern slotted squares and diamonds inlay, and a distinctive slotted triangle on the heel cap. While on the subject of decoration, I should note that the marquetry backstrip that I first designed for the Soloist (and now use on many of my guitars) has been as widely emulated, and is presently available through a number of lutherie suppliers. Far from being offended, I am delighted by the notion that other luthiers have mistaken this for vintage design!"Learn More
Regular Price: $7,620.00
Special Price $6,858.00
The Jumbo OM Cutaway, or JOMC, is an original body style developed by Dana in the late 80's, in response to players' requests for a mid-sized guitar with the balance and clarity of an OM but with a bigger presence. The idea was simple: Start with the OM outline, enlarge it a bit, play around with the curves and deepen the sides. The result is a wonderfully versatile guitar; larger than an OM, smaller than a Dreadnought, capable of handling almost any playing style you can imagine, and equally capable of operating in solo or ensemble situations.
Here's what builder David Wren had to say about the Bourgeois JOMC:Learn More
"There are very few body sizes that appeal to such a broad cross section of players as this JOM from Dana Bourgeois! When you're holding this instrument, it doesn't feel substantially larger than an Orchestra Model, yet it packs a punch not unlike a modern dreadnought ... but with better trebles! The tight waist allows the box to sit lower on your lap, giving the impression of a smaller guitar."
Upgraded with what Dana Bourgeois called "Rare and Ultra Uber Figured Mahogany"
The Banjo Killer is a slope shouldered dreadnought with a premium bearclaw Sitka spruce top and figured mahogany back and sides. The guitar is modeled after Bryan Sutton’s famous Bourgeois dubbed the “Banjo Killer". The fingerboard and belly bridge are figured ziricote wood. The Tor-tis pickguard is handmade, and the bridge pins are ebony with abalone dots. The tuners are Nickel Waverly with ivoroid buttons. Here's what IBMA "Guitar Player of the Year" Bryan Sutton has to say about the guitar: "From the first time I played the Slope-D Bourgeois that would come to be known as the "Banjo Killer", I was amazed at the range of tone and volume the guitar could produce. The guitar always seems to be to able to handle any dynamic level of play. I can hear the guitar clearly in a loud jam session without feeling like I have to overplay and also enjoy a full and sustained tone when I want to play softly.” Dana Bourgeois has this to say: "The BK Slope D has a deep, broad tone. Through wood selection and voicing, we push it in the direction of a bigger bottom end, a "lush" top end, and greater volume, similar to the characteristics of Bryan's original Banjo Killer. When I first started making slope shouldered dreadnoughts, I went for something as different as possible from the balanced and focused sound of my standard. The Banjo Killer gets me back to that original idea."Learn More
-Aged Tone (Torrefied) Adirondack Spruce TopLearn More
-Indian Rosewood Back & Sides
-Ivoroid Body Binding
-Vintage Style Herringbone Border w/ Back Purfling
-Square Headstock w/ Diamond
-Ziricote Headstock Veneer
-14-Fret Ebony Fretboard
-1 3/4" Nut Width
-Short Pattern Abalone Squares/Diamonds
-Black Fretboard Binding
-Ebony Belly Bridge w/ 2 5/16 Spacing
-Ivoroid Bridge Pins
-Waverly Nickel Tuners
-Deluxe Hardshell Case
The large soundhole is a great option for the hybrid player, it increases the openess of the guitar while expanding the bass, giving just enough dreadnought character to make this an incredibly versatile guitar.
Orchestra Model: 14 Fret, 25.5” scale. You can think of the Vintage OM as a smaller version of our Dreadnought-or maybe it's the other way around. Because of its characteristic superb balance, clarity of voice, and sustaining top register, the OM is often thought of as the quintessential fingerstyle guitar. It's not surprising, though, that more than a few players appreciate these same characteristics not only for flatpicking but also for a variety of other applications. We scallop both sides of the X brace on our OM. This provides the "looseness" required in a smaller guitar to produce a clear, strong bass response, and power and projection that belies its size.Learn More
"Un objeto de gran belleza" That's a beautiful Spanish phrase isn't it? It means, "An object of great beauty". I can't think of anything that describes this guitar more eloquently and accurately. Where do I begin? This stunning instrument is a work of art that also happens to be an incredible guitar. It has a wonderful tone thanks in part to the Aged Tone Adirondack Top. Of course, the Brazilian Rosewood back and sides doesn't hurt either. This is a presentation model, like the beautiful presentation grade guitars and banjos made by the great instrument makers in the early 1900's. Instruments that were designed to represent the penultimate of the maker's art. The Bourgeois L-DBO-Presentation is that and more. This is as good as it gets, my friends.Learn More
Inspired by the classic guitars that emerged from the mid-west early in the last century, the Bourgeois L-DBO brings that distinctive sound that old-time and county-blues enthusiasts love into a new era. Utilizing Bourgeois' Aged Tone torrefaction technology, this guitar combines vintage small-body character and bark with Dana Bourgeois' signature articulation and response. The result is a versatile instrument with tons of personality, perfect for finger-style blues, old-time accompaniment, and comfortable couch-playing.Learn More
The Bourgeois Large Soundhole D incorporates many of the features that bluegrass flatpickers search for in those "Holy Grail" pre-war dreadnoughts. The enlarged soundhole, special rosette, custom pickguard and blank, bound 21-fret fingerboard capture the proper authentic aura for this specialty model. The result is a more of a tribute than a replica, and Bourgeois feels that it makes the perfect bluegrass guitar. Many have remarked that these Large Soundhole Ds are louder and slightly more open than their standard dreadnoughts, while still maintaining their signature balance and clarity. These models have a strikingly "vintage" sound that is sure to thrill many a flatpicker dreaming of owning their own pre-war "bone".Learn More
Top: Aged Tone Adirondack SpruceLearn More
Back: Premium Brazilian Rosewood
Braces: Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Purfling: Style 42 Abalone
Backstrip: Multicolor Herringbone
Glue: Hide Glue
Head Shape: Aged Tone Mahogany Square Head w/ Diamond
Head Veneer: Brazilian Rosewood
Head Inlay: Tree of Life
Fingerboard: Ebony, 14-Fret
Fingerboard Inlay: Tree of Life
Nut Width: 1 23/32"
Fretboard Binding: 3-Layer Ivoroid
Bridge: Ebony Belly Bridge
Bridge Pins: Antique Walrus Ivory
Butt Wedge: Brazilian Rosewood
Heel Cap: Brazilian Rosewood
Tuners: Gold Waverly
The best thing about Bourgeois' Vintage Dreadnought is that you don't have to imagine what it might sound like if you custom ordered it with an Adirondack spruce top. Theirs is the only standard herringbone - style dreadnought that can make this claim. Adirondack spruce, also known as Eastern Red Spruce, was the legendary topwood used on most pre-war American-made guitars. Properly sawn, Adirondack is much stiffer than Sitka and Engelmann spruce, both along and across the grain. This allows Bourgeois to make thinner, lighter tops, resulting in lightning-quick response and power to spare. Most guitar grade "Adirondack" spruce these days comes from their own backyard--the state of Maine, which still has large stands of original and second growth softwood forests.Learn More
Upgraded with Floral fingerboard inlay, Cutaway, and Bound fingerboard and headstock.
The OM is already a small guitar. Its unique sound results from the ratio between its 25.5" scale length, the surface area of its soundboard, and the volume of its air cavity. The addition of a cutaway, therefore, is no small consideration. Harmonizing beautifully with the classic curves of the original OM outline, Dana's original cutaway offers three additional frets of accessibility while minimally altering the OM's critical proportions and characteristic sound.
Featuring an Adirondack Spruce top, this is a perfect guitar for the fingerstyle player. This OMC is appointed with East Indian Rosewood back and sides, abalone rosette, floral fretboard inlay, ebony belly bridge, ivoroid binding, and Waverly nickel tunersLearn More