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Bourgeois Slope D Adirondack Sunburst 2009

Bourgeois Slope D Adirondack Sunburst 2009

The Bourgeois Slope D is based on the large dreadnought body size, but with rounded or ‘Sloped’ upper bouts. The shape is similar to the original “Extra Large” dreadnought guitars made by C F Martin for the Ditson company from 1916 to 1930. Gibson also used the slope-shoulder form on many of their instruments, including the iconic J-45. However, during the 1960’s many of those models shifted to square shoulders to reflect market demand.

Price: $2999.99 CAD
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Bruce Haines Classical Guitar, 2017

Bruce Haines Classical Guitar, 2017

Bruce Haines is a private builder of Classical guitars, working from his shop just east of Toronto, Canada. His background in machining, tool and die making help with understanding of precision work, and he’s played guitar for decades provide an understanding of guitars as instruments. This new Bruce Haines classical guitar, labelled as 02 from 2017. It is built using Englemann spruce for the top, Indian Rosewood for the back, sides, head plates and bridge, Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard. The finish is a nicely done French Polish. Tuners are gold-plated Schaller models with faux pearl buttons, and the nut and saddle are bone.

Price: $2750 CAD
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G W Barry M-Body Steel String Acoustic Guitar, 1998

G W Barry M-Body Steel String Acoustic Guitar, 1998

This G W Barry M-Body guitar was built during 1998 at G W Barry’s shop in Toronto, Canada. As such, it features Barry’s ‘M’ body design, derived partly from the Martin style body. The top is Sitka Spruce with a paua abalone rosette and top binding, the back, sides and neck plate of Indian Rosewood, with mahogany for the neck and ebony for the bridge and bound fingerboard. A Fishman Matrix pickup, with no controls, is installed to an endpin jack. Tuners are by Gotoh, and have ebony buttons. The A button has a crack, which is relatively common with these units.

Price: $3000 CAD
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Bourgeois Piccolo Parlor Guitar, No. 1 of 15, 2010

Bourgeois Piccolo Parlor Guitar, No. 1 of 15, 2010

Built in the Dana Bourgeois shop in Lewiston, Maine, as the first in a limited edition run of fifteen guitars, this Bourgeois Piccolo Parlor Guitar, is a modern example of the style. It uses top quality materials, is built and finished extremely well, as standard for all Bourgeois instruments. Mahogany is used for the sides, back and neck, Adirondack spruce for the top, ebony for the fingerboard and bridge, and Ziricote for the head plate. The position marker inlays are mother of pearl ‘snowflakes’. The nut and saddle are ivory, with Waverly open-gear tuners at the head; there are no electronics or pickups. The ‘rope’ style binding is a very attractive touch.

Price: $3999 CAD
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SOLD!!! Bourgeois Slope D Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 2003

SOLD!!! Bourgeois Slope D Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 2003

Bourgeois guitars also tend to have relatively high neck angles, so there is more saddles exposed. In the short term, this means a bit more volume from the steeper angle of the string back to the pin. In the long term, it means that the guitar isn’t likely to need a neck reset for quite some time. Most steel string guitars will over time require a reset, and this can be an expensive proposition. Bourgeois seems to be taking a longer view with the higher angle.

Price: $3100 CAD

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SOLD!!! Bourgeois Custom OMC Adirondack Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 2010

SOLD!!! Bourgeois Custom OMC Adirondack Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 2010

This afternoon we’re looking a lovely Bourgeois Custom OMC, or Orchesta Model Cutaway, using an Adirondack Spruce top with Herringbone purfling, Indian Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate, Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard and Pyramid-style bridge.

Price: $3500 CAD

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