Bourgeois Bryan Sutton Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar- 11 of 30  From Bourgeois

#11 of 30! Played by Bryan Sutton himself!


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No short write up can truly encompass the beauty, power, and mojo of this guitar. Modeled after Bryan's own D-150, it is an elegant workhorse of a dreadnought with a robust but warm tonality. The aged Adirondack spruce top and bracing rounds out the gorgeously classic sparkle from the Brazilian back and sides. Round it out with the knowledge that Bryan himself played it at the 2014 IBMA and you have a true acoustic tone monster!

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Bourgeois Bryan Sutton Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

This Bourgeois Bryan Sutton Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is modeled after Bryan’s own D-150 and is an excellent workhorse guitar with a robust but warm quality. This guitar is available for SoundPure’s Try-Before-You-Buy program, so if you want to hear how this guitar sounds in your studio, with your gear, shoot us an email at If you like what you hear, check out the gear used in this video at, or give us a call anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!

Manufacturer's Description from Bourgeois

The Bryan Sutton Limited Edition 
Aged Tone™ Dreadnought

Eighteen years ago, Bryan Sutton burst onto the bluegrass scene with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, capturing the immediate attention of the bluegrass world and beyond. Thousands of performances, hundreds of recordings and seven IBMA “Bluegrass Guitarist of the Year” awards later, Bryan is widely regarded as finest flatpicker of his generation and among the elite players in the history of the genre.

The Bryan Sutton Limited Edition (LE) Dreadnought is re-creation of Bryan’s 1997 D-150, incorporating not only the look, feel and sound of the original, but much of its broken-in vibe as well. That D-150 that was used extensively on Ricky Skaggs’ groundbreaking album, “Bluegrass Rules” (1997), on Bryan’s influential solo album, “Ready To Go”, (2000), and in countless stage performances.

According to Dana, “The idea behind the Limited Edition is to get as close as possible to that same elusive, broken-in sound of Bryan's D-150. The new version will still require some playing to achieve the fullness, immediacy and ‘old friend’ feel of the original, but we are convinced it will not require seventeen years of playing by a picker as prolific as Bryan!”

The Bryan Sutton LE Dreadnought features the first Aged Tone™ torrified Adirondack spruce bracing ever offered in Bourgeois guitars, premium Brazilian rosewood back and sides from a special reserve set aside by Dana exclusively for this series, an Aged Tone Adirondack top, Aged Tone finish, hide glue construction and the familiar D-150 trim package. Additional features unique to this Limited Edition include double-scalloped Banjo Killer-style X bracing, and a vintage-style ”long” saddle.

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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.


Model: Bryan Sutton Ltd. Ed. Dreadnought

Top: Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce

Back: Premium Brazilian Rosewood

Rosette: Abalone

Body Binding: Ivoroid

Purfling: Blk/Maple/Blk Top Border w/ Back and Side Purfling

Backstrip: Multicolor Herringbone

Head Shape: Mahogany Square Head with Diamond

Head Veneer: Brazilian Rosewood

Head Inlay: Bourgeois Logo

Head Binding: Ivoroid Binding w/ Black/Maple

Fretboard Wood: 14 Fret Ebony

Nut Width: 1 23/32"

Fretboard Inlay: Long Pattern Square & Diamond

Fretboard Binding: 3 Layer Ivoroid

Pickguard: Vintage

Bridge: Long Saddle Ebony Belly Bridge - 2.2"

Pickup: None

Signature Label: Bryan Sutton Signature Label

Tuners: Waverly Gold

notes: Limited Edition #11. Aged Tone Finish. Hide Glue. Aged Tone Braces. Banjo Killer Top Bracing. Antique Walrus Ivory