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Boucher Richard Bennett Addy/Mahogany #RB-1017-DB - Used  From Boucher

Factory speed-necked dread with plenty of power and punch!

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Condition: Used, Excellent

Ignore the tortoiseshell-button Waverly tuners and you'd be forgiven in believing this to be a garden-variety Bluegrass Goose, insofar as one exists. But this instrument is far from ordinary. Built to spec for the touring guitarist of such luminaries as Rodney Crowell, Mark Knopfler and Neil Diamond, the Richard Bennett Boucher features AAAA Adirondack spruce over Brazilian mahogany back and sides, making for a shockingly direct dread with strong balance across all frequencies, from low E to high harmonics. Single-note runs especially blast out of this cannon. Plus, the "speed neck" boasts a well-worn satiny feel and a uniquely comfortable carve. Quite the extraordinary sound from an outwardly humble guitar.

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BOUCHER GUITARS: AMONG THE ADIRONDACKS

Founded in 2005,  Boucher Guitars has become known as a leader in the creation of high-quality acoustic guitars. Our workshop is located in Quebec, Canada, in the heart of the Canadian Appalachian mountains, and we are lucky to be surrounded by North America’s largest Adirondack spruce forest. These majestic trees provide the wood for our guitars’ sound boards, and we are proud to be the only guitar maker working exclusively with Adirondack spruce for all of our sound boards. Every Boucher instrument is handcrafted by a team of experienced luthiers (guitar makers) and artisans. Our passion shows, in the exceptional sound quality and visual beauty of every instrument we produce…and we look forward to sharing our passion with you! 

BOUCHER GUITARS: WHAT SETS US APART

Boucher Guitars’ location in the heart of the Canadian Appalachians gives us unique access to raw materials: we produce and supply nearly 12,000 sound boards per year, crafted exclusively from Adirondack spruce. This local sourcing allows us to meticulously select the best wood for our guitars; Adirondack spruce is a rare and sought-after material on the world market, meaning that Boucher Guitars has a trusted relationship with the world’s best-known suppliers of exotic materials. This allows us to provide guitars made of rare and unique materials, by procuring the finest raw materials in the world. Guitarists worldwide–including nationally and internationally-known artists–trust Boucher Guitars to provide them with the finest instruments available, and we are proud to have earned their trust. Visit our Artists section to learn more, and to read about the unique relationships between musicians and their guitars! 

WHY CHOOSE A BOUCHER GUITAR?

A team of professional artisans and luthiers (guitar makers) stands behind every Boucher guitar. We are proud to design and create fine instruments in the time-honoured tradition of Quebec craftmanship. Our passion and knowledge translate into a meticulous work ethic: our craftspeople are committed to creating high-performance instruments of superior quality, while also focusing on the highest level of finish and detail work and our exclusive and time-tested bracing styles. This attention to detail results in a guitar that exceeds our customers’ expectations in every way. We can honestly say that every Boucher guitar exemplifies strength, volume and precision, to an extent that we believe is unequaled in the guitar world. The sound and beauty of a Boucher guitar is truly an appeal to the senses: try one, and from the first chord, we think you’ll agree! 

Boucher Guitars

About Manufacturer

A few years back a wonderful man named Robin Boucher drove to Sound Pure studios all the way from Canada. In his back seat, nestled in lovely tweed cases, he had some of the finest acoustic guitars to ever cross our northern border. We became immediate friends and his work was mind-blowing. The clarity of the tone, the immaculate fit and finish, the effortless playability. To top it all off, Robin got his start as a WOOD DEALER. He happens to live in an Adirondack red spruce forest!

 

Specifications

Model: Richard Bennett

Serial: RB-1017-DB

Top Wood: Adirondack Red Spruce (AAAA)

Back/Sides: Brazilian Mahogany

Brace Material: Adirondack Red Spruce (AAAA)

Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X-Brace

Brace Shape: Hand-Scalloped

Brace Size: 5/16"

Scale Length: 25 1/2"

Frets to Body: 14

Soundhole Diameter: 4 1/8"

Body Width: 16 1/16"

Body Length: 19 15/16"

Body Depth: 5"

Neck Width at Nut: 1 11/16"

Neck Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8"

String Spacing at Bridge: 2.2"

Backstrip Material: Maple

End Graft Material: 6-Ply: Black/White/Black & Maple

Body Binding Material: Koa

Neck Binding: None

Purfling Material at Body Edge: 6-Ply: Black/White/Black & Maple

Purfling Material at Sides Edge: 3-ply Black/White/Black

Rosette Material: Multi-Ply: Black/White/Black

One-Piece Neck Material: South American Mahogany

Fingerboard Material: Solid Ebony

Bridge Material: Solid Ebony

Truss Rod: Two-Way

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl

Logo Material: Mother of Pearl

Headplate Material: Solid Ebony

Machine Head Tuners: Waverly Deluxe

Pickguard Material: Synthetic Tortoise

Neck Finish: Satin / Speed Neck

Soundboard Finish: High Gloss

Body Finish: High Gloss

Bridge Pins Material: Tusq 4mm Black

Cutaway: None

Electronics: None

Case: TKL Tweed Deluxe Hardshell