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Bourgeois BK Slope D Namm Show (Consignment) SOLD

Bourgeois BK Slope D Namm Show (Consignment) SOLD

Bourgeois guitars always have exceptional wood sets on their Namm show guitars and this Banjo Killer is no exception with its eye catching Bear claw sitka top and figured Sapele mahogany sides and back. Top it off with a beautiful burst finish on the top and Brazilian fretboard and bridge and you have one stunning guitar! All the tone you would expect from a Banjo Killer is there, warmth, bloom mid range, power sustain and a crisp top end that will make those banjo players take notice. This guitar has been upgraded with large stainless steel frets and is in excellent shape with no real wear to speak of.

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Bourgeois Country Boy SOLD

Bourgeois Country Boy SOLD

Historically, manufacturers of flattop steel string guitars have reserved mahogany for their plainer low end guitars … which in a lot of ways is a shame. In Dana Bourgeois’ words “Mahogany guitars are often looked at as poor cousins of rosewood guitars, but we politely disagree, dressing the Country Boy in classic appointments such as ebony fretboard and bridge, wooden rosette, tortoiseshell binding, vintage style top toner, and nickel Waverly tuners. We also consider it worthy of the same diamond volute that we use on the back of our Vintage Dreadnought peghead. In addition to selecting only the finest quartersawn and matched South American mahogany backs and sides, the Country Boy Dreadnought is appointed with an extra premium sitka spruce top.”

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Bourgeois DB Signature Dreadnought SOLD

We are seeing more and more great flat top guitars with Madagascar rosewood these days. Madagascar is great choice for builders because its sound and look is so close to Brazilian rosewood at a much lower price. Being a little heavier than Brazilian, Dana hand picks the tops, sides and back to keep the overall weight down and ensure the response characteristics are maintained. With top and back woods picked primarily for their tone the Madagascar rosewood and Adirondack spruce on this guitar go a long way to augment the classic good looks of this dreadnought.

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Bourgeois DS-260 SOLD

Bourgeois DS-260 SOLD

The DS-260 is based on the popular Slope D model and uses design elements from the early years of guitar design to create an instrument with simple elegance and the highest quality craftsmanship and tone expected from Bourgeois guitars. This slope shouldered dreadnought features an Adirondack spruce top, Indian rosewood sides and back and a slotted headstock with a 12 fret body join.

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Dana Bourgeois Signature OM SOLD

Dana Bourgeois Signature OM SOLD

Well it just doesn’t get much better than this! Once again I have picked up one of Dana’s Signature OM guitars and had to pick my jaw up off the floor!! Every thing about this guitar is down right beautiful from the hand picked wood sets and understated appointments to the clear well balanced sound layered with rich overtones. The Bourgeois Signature OM features an Adirondack Red Spruce top and eye popping Madagascar rosewood sides and back. Top this off with a flamed Koa body binding and custom herringbone top marquetry and you have a guitar that you could stare at for hours. That is of course if you can stop playing it!

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Bourgeois DBJC Koa SOLD Discontinued

Bourgeois DBJC Koa SOLD Discontinued

Yes this guitar just might be the next best thing to being on vacation in Hawaii!! When it came time to place another order for one of my all time favourite Bourgeois guitars I decided to try another exotic wood pairing. Seeking advise from the master I called up Bourgeois and asked what fantastic wood set they might have stashed away. The enthusiastic answer came in the form of a highly flamed Hawaiian Koa. I contemplated using a Sitka spruce top but Dana suggested that the usual Redwood top would sound great with the Koa and wow he sure was right!

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