A warm and dynamic instrument that is a wonderful representation of the classic mahogany dreadnaught, it is right at home on the stage, in the studio, or jamming with friends. An all-around great sounding instrument that features quartersawn and matched South American mahogany backs and sides, Aged Tone Adirondack spruce top, ebony fretboard and bridge, wooden rosette, tortoiseshell binding and nickel Waverly tuners.
Features include Adirondack Spruce "Banjo Killer" double scalloped bracing, The name Banjo Killer was coined by Bryan Sutton for his six-stringed onstage sidekick, back in the day when he burst onto the bluegrass scene in the late 1990s. Featuring a double scalloped "Banjo Killer" X brace design, stiffer back bracing and a 25.5" scale, it's a powerhouse of a dreadnought!!
She's been played but not abused over the last few years and some minor and honest play wear, if you'd like to some close up photo's of the little blemishes, please just ask and we'll get it sent over to you. Reverb only allows for 25 pictures in a listing so we weren't able to include it before we had reached our maximum amount we can use. Playing wise this a fantastic instrument that really projects and has a beautiful clear and resonate voicing, The guitar can handle a heavy pick without distorting and sounds equally impressive with a light touch at low volumes. Bourgeois guitars have an outstanding reputation for the quality and tone of their D-18 style dreads, Dana and his small yet very talented team producing just a few hundred guitars per year. Quality over quantity is taken seriously in their workshop. Unlike some makers who mass produce their guitars and race them through the assembly line to be glued up as quickly as possible before being passed on to the consumer, there is a lot of personal attention being paid to each and every guitar at Bourgeois to ensure each guitar is built with the utmost care and the highest of quality inside and out.
Upon inspection of this guitar we detect no breaks, no mods, no repairs have been done in the past, nor is there any that need to be done. Purchase of this guitar includes a setup and restring to the buyers specifications to ensure it arrives ready to play and be enjoyed upon arrival. Non original Martin hard shell case is included to protect your guitar for many years to come. The case is also in excellent condition and functions as it should with no broken or loose latches and hinges.
Here are some general specs:
- Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce Top
- Mahogany Back and Sides
- Mahogany Square Head Shape with Diamond
- 14 Fret Ebony Fretboard
- Ziricote Head Veneer
- Ebony Belly Bridge with 2.2" Spacing
- Wood Rosette
- Tortoise Body Binding
- Black/Maple Top Border Purfling
- Black Line Backstrip
- Bourgeois Logo Head Inlay
- Vintage Style Dots Fretboard Inlay
- Black Fretboard Binding
- Vintage Pickguard
- Dana Bourgeois Signature Label
- Waverly Nickel Special Tuners
- Aged Tone Braces
- Banjo Killer Bracing
- Hide Glue
- Satin Finish Headstock
- Ebony Bridge Pins
- Nut Width - 1 23/32"
- Scale Length - 25.5"
- Martin Hardshell Case
- Made in Lewiston, Maine
If you have any questions or inquires please don't hesitate to ask.
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