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Bourgeois 00 Custom

February 24, 2011
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What is it about a small bodied guitar like this? Is is the ease and comfort of playing this size of guitar in your favourite arm chair or slumped on the couch? Maybe or it could be the incredible craftsmanship, premium exotic woods and the fact the Dana Bourgeois squeezes more tone and volume out of a small bodied guitar then I would ever suspect.

This particular guitar is a custom version of the wonderful 00 Country Boy. While at the NAMM show in January I saw this lovely little guitar in the corner of the Bourgeois booth and had to have it. Dana told me that it had been sold already and my heart broke a little. Don’t worry we can build you another one! All of a sudden the grin returned to my face. This example is just as beautiful as the original featuring a a Bearclaw figured Sitka spruce top, figured mahogany back and sides and oh so cool Ziricote fretboard, bridge and headstock veneer.

Yes, this guitar sounds as good as it looks with a warm and sweet articulate tone. The wood sets and body size provide a lively and direct sound with a midrange emphasis which adds bloom and girth to the overall tone. While not as loud as a OM or Dreadnought you can still get a decent strum out of this guitar and exceptional clarity and warmth for fingerstyle playing!

The shorter scale length decreases the overall string tension which can reduce playing fatigue. Combined with the low profile elliptical neck shape and small body and you have a guitar that you can play for hours on end. The comfort, looks and tone of this guitar make me think that the best things do come in small packages!!

Specifications

* 00 body size
* Short scale: 25″
* 14 fret body join
* Figured Mahogany sides and back
* Bearclaw Sitka spruce top
* Ziricote body binding
* Mahogany neck
* Ziricote fretboard
* 1 23/32″ bone nut
* Square headstock
* Wood rosette
* Black line backstrip
* Ivoroid dot inlay
* Ziricote belly bridge
* Compensated bone saddle
* Gold Waverly tuners with Snakewod buttons
* Hardshell case

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