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Boucher Studio Goose SG-21-G OM Hybrid 14 Fret Guitar

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Boucher Guitars make very high quality hand crafted guitars like the Boucher Studio Goose SG-21-G in the heart of Quebec and their calling card is their use of locally harvested Adirondack Red Spruce. Simple elegance and outstanding quality control are on display when you first observe these fine instruments. Top notch materials and a wonderful build translate to a sonic palette that will go toe to toe with all other boutique builders and classic flat top guitars.

The Boucher Studio Goose SG-21-G is an orchestra sized body which typically sounds wonderful for fingerstyle playing and light to medium strumming. The body is made from the African Bubinga and Adirondack Red Spruce. Bubinga has a reddish bronze color and is similar to Indian rosewood in its tone with extended bass and treble frequencies and great note separation. However it is a bit denser then Indian rosewood which leads to a bit brighter midrange. The pairing of these tone woods provides a clear, well defined and immediate response which lets the notes jump out and sustain. This particular guitar has been upgraded with the Gold pack which includes an AAAA torrefied top.

Typically as newly harvested wood dries and ages the oils and resins diminish and you start to get the wonderful overtones and note fundamentals often associated with vintage guitars. However this can sometimes take decades and also might cost you an arm and a leg when paying for a vintage instrument. Torrefying, or thermo-treating wood is a process where wood is heated over an extended period in an oxygen-free kiln (which allows the use of high temperatures without the wood catching on fire). The oils and resins are “cooked off” which comes close to replicating the cellular structure of the top of an old guitar. In addition to sounding more like a vintage guitar this process also makes the wood more resistant to swelling and shrinking when exposed to climate changes. Natural finished guitars with Torrefied tops also have a slightly darker look as if they have been exposed to natural light for many years.

The added warmth and overtones from the torrefied top on the Boucher SG-21-G OM adds a wonderful tonal layer to an exceptional sounding instrument.

 

Boucher Studio Goose SG-21-G Specifications:


  • Top Material: Adirondack Red Spruce (AAAA)
  • Torrefied Top (Gold Touch®)
  • Brace Material: Adirondack Red Spruce (AAAA)
  • Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X Brace
  • Brace Shape: Hand-scalloped
  • Brace Size: 0,250’’ / 6,35mm
  • Scale Length: 25,5″ / 648mm
  • Frets to the Body: 14
  • Soundhole Diameter: 3.9375″ / 100,0mm
  • Body Width: 15.125″ / 384,2mm
  • Body Length: 19.5″ / 495,3mm
  • Body Depth: 4.375″ / 111,0mm
  • Neck Width at Nut: 1.750″ / 44,5mm
  • Neck Width at the 12th Fret: 2.125″ / 54,0mm
  • String Spacing at the Bridge: 2.200″ / 56,0mm
  • Backstrip Material: Maple
  • End Graft Material: Herringbone / Maple
  • Body Binding Material: Maple
  • Purfling Material at Body Edge: Herringbone
  • Purfling Material at Sides Edge: 3 ply : Black / White / Black
  • Rosette Material: Herringbone
  • One Piece Neck Material: South American Mahogany
  • Fingerboard & Bridge Material: Solid Ebony
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way
  • Top Nut Material: Tusq®
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Fingerboard Markers Material: Mother of Pearl (white)
  • Boucher Logo material: Mother of Pearl (white)
  • Headplate Material: Solid Ebony
  • Machine Head Tuners Gotoh Gold
  • Pickguard Material: Synthetic Tortoise
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Soundboard Finish: High Gloss
  • Body Finish: High Gloss
  • Bridge Pins Material: Tusq® 4mm (black)
  • Recommended Strings Gauge:: Light 12-53
  • Strings Installed at the Factory: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze
  • Interior Label: Signed
  • Hardshell Case: TKL tweed deluxe

Price: $4,739.00 CAD
  • Model: Studio Goose SG-21
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as new, shown is IN-1285-OMH
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 03/01/2019

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.4lbs 2kg
  • Scale Length: 648mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 44.5mm 1.75in

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