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Boucher Bluegrass Goose OMH Addy/Brazilian Rosewood Acoustic  From Boucher

Mastergrade Adirondack spruce top and gorgeous Brazilian back and sides!

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This is what it's all about, folks!  This OM and its cousin, a dreadnought in the same tonewoods, are the finest instruments we've yet to receive from our good friend, Robin Boucher.  And that's saying something!  Boucher's subtle, expert eye for tonewoods developed after decades of buying and selling along with his unique build philosophy that brings together vintage and modern tonalities have resulted in instruments that frequently take guests by complete suprise here in our showroom.  This is the kind of guitar that will make a beginner feel like a master and a master realize just how much more music there is to play.  Whether you're throwing everything you've got at it or just running scales, this superlative OM will leave players of every stripe from Jazz to Country to Classical wanting just a few minutes more!

Boucher Bluegrass Goose Comparison: OMH (Addy/Brazilian) vs. Dreadnought (Addy/Brazilian)

In this video, Sound Pure acoustic guitar specialist Barret Brooks compares 2 Boucher Bluegrass Goose acoustics: and OMH and a Dreadnought. Both guitars have Adirondack spruce tops and Brazilian Rosewood back/sides.

Manufacturer's Description from Boucher

Forward Shifted x Bracing

The bracing pattern in our guitars is similar to the ones used by CF Martin Co. between the years 1931 and 1939. So, during the Pre war II or Golden era. We also call this way to brace “Forward Shifted X Bracing”.

It’s the first known system to obtain this legendary sound. The X formed by the two main brace is exceptionally advanced and spread towards the guitar sound hole, thus facilitating the propagation of vibrations, harmonics diffusion and low frequencies. However, it is almost imperative that the braces have to be made of Adirondack’s spruce or extraordinary hand-pick on others resinous species.

The wood used to manufacture the braces must have been hand-cut and sawed with attention to detail in order to preserve its extraordinary properties of flexibility, resiliency and stiffness. Otherwise, the soundboard could collapse through the years.

 

About Boucher

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! 

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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

Serial Number: BN-1001-OMHB

TOP & BRACES: Master Grade Adirondack Spruce

BACK & SIDES: Brazilian Rosewood

BODY BINDING: Maple

BOUND TOP: Herringbone

ROSETTE: (4.125″) diameter, Abalone

BODY FINISH: High gloss

NECK FINISH: Satin

TUNERS: Gotoh open gear (nickel)

BRACING PATTERN: Forward Shifted X Bracing

BRACING TYPE: Hand Scalloped and Tuned

SCALE: 25,5″ / 648MM

FRETS CLEAR TO BODY: 14

SOUNDHOLE DIAMETER: 4,125″ / 104,8MM

BODY WIDTH: 15.1875″  /  386,0mm

BODY LENGTH: 19.4375″  /  494,0mm

BODY DEPTH: 4.125″  /  105,0mm

NUT WIDTH: 1.6875″ /  42,8mm

NECK WIDTH AT THE 12th FRET: 2.125″ / 54,0mm

NUT MATERIAL: Tusq®

BRIDGE SADDLE MATERIAL: Bone

NECK FINISH: Satin