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Bourgeois 2012 Luthier's Choice Custom Small Jumbo  From Bourgeois

Custom Small Jumbo 2012 Luthier's Choice. Purpleheart!


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What We Think

Needless to say, this is a one-of-a-kind guitar. The Beeswing figured Purpleheart back & sides are...well...PURPLE. Some say violet, some say maroon, but all agree that it's much more dramatic than the "reddish hues" we normally attribute to fine cuts of mahogany.

Don't be shy, this guitar sounds as royal as it looks. It's got an intimate yet complex tone that will soften up the most conservative of flat-toppers.

The top's a nice, loud and clear-voiced piece of Adirondack, and considering that all the woods used are comparatively dense, this guitar will only sound better and better in time!

I don't know how Dana does it, but all of his guitars are as comfortable as it comes.

This one has a cushy, luxurious quality that feels like sitting don in you favorite lazy-boy.

Every minute detail comes together to make this a serious work of art.

You may want to hang it up backwards ;)      

Bourgeois Custom Small Jumbo - 2012 Luthier's Choice Acoustic Guitar Demo

This Custom Small Jumbo from Bourgeois Guitars is a 2012 Luthier's Choice Custom series, truly one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Featuring Master Grade Adirondack Spruce on top and highly figured Beeswing Purpleheart, this acoustic guitar sure is something! Look at the photos on Soundpure.com and see just how incredible this guitar is...it's purple...need we say more? This custom Small Jumbo is super comfortable and sings with an incredible rich, complex tone. Thanks to Keith Ganz for his fantastic playing. Call the dudes at Sound Pure for any questions regarding this one of a kind acoustic guitar. 919.682.5552. or 888.528.9703.   Gear used: Bourgeois Custom Small Jumbo, Schoeps CMC6 microphone pair with MK22 capsules, A Designs Ventura mic pre, Lynx Aurora AD Converter

Manufacturer's Description from Bourgeois

 Bourgeois Guitars is pleased to offer a  series of instruments showcasing Dana's love of fine tonewoods and his personal sense of visual style. The Luthier's Choice Custom series (LCC) is a collection of guitars individually designed by Dana, featuring extraordinary tonewoods in one-of-a-kind custom packages.    

 Some LCC guitars will display highly figured tonewoods, while other woods are selected for classic appearance. All will sound extraordinary. A few LCC's may be elaborately adorned. Others may emphasize simplicity and elegance. However packaged, Luthier's Choice Custom guitars represent Dana's finest creative efforts, tonal and visual, refined over a thirty-year career.

 "Though I've been building for quite some time now, I'd like to think my best guitars are still in front of me. The Luthier's Choice Custom series offers an opportunity to expand my creative horizons, unencumbered by everyday constraints. I'm looking forward to making a few really spectacular guitars, not to mention having a lot of fun."

 At the Bourgeois shop, Dana ensures quality of execution by maintaining close hands-on involvement in the creation of every guitar.  From selection of all materials to personally voicing each instrument.  With the LLC he will add his gift for the perfect balance between art and playability. 

 Luthier's Choice Custom series guitars are offered from time to time as material availability, demand, and inspiration allow. A description of each new LCC guitar is posted on the Bourgeois website as it is built. 

Bourgeois Guitars

About Manufacturer

Bourgeois Guitars are defining the future of vintage tone, combining old-world hand-voicing techniques with modern innovations in design and materials. Built in a ca. 1850s mill in the industrial town of Lewiston Maine, master luthier Dana Bourgeois and his small team of highly skilled craftsman produce some of the finest steel-string instruments available today. 
Known for tonal excellence, meticulous craftsmanship and top-notch materials, they are played by six-string luminaries such as Bryan Sutton, Ricky Skaggs, Sean Watkins, Della Mae, the late Doc Watson and countless professional and nonprofessional enthusiasts. Bourgeois guitars have had a prominent role in the American steel-string guitar renaissance for more than two decades, helping shape acoustic music’s most recent rise in popularity.


 Top: Master Grade Adirondack Spruce

 Back & Sides: Beeswing Figured Purpleheart

 Neck: Mahogany

 Rosette: Abalone

 Body Binding: Ziricote

 Top Border: Soloist

 Backstrip: Dana Bourgeois

 Head Shape: Square Head with Diamond Volute

 Head Veneer: Ziricote

 Head Binding: Ziricote/Black/Maple

 Fretboard Wood: Ebony

 Nut Width: 1 23/32"

 Fretboard Inlay: DB Snowflake

 Fretboard Binding: Ziricote/Black/White

 Pickguard: Tor-tis

 Bridge: Ebony Belly

 Signature Label: Dana Bourgeois Luthier's Choice

 Tuners: Waverly Gold with Ebony Buttons

 Heel Cap: Ziricote

 Pins: Bone

 Nut: Bone