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Bourgeois Country Boy Deluxe #5348 - Used  From Bourgeois

Loud and clear! A special Eastern Red Addy Spruce/Figured Mahogany dread from our friends at Bourgeois; at a pre-loved price!

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What. A. Guitar.  From looks to sound, this is the finest 'hog dread we've seen in a good while.  We love the Country Boy Deluxe package, from the figured Mahogany on the back and sides to the burst to the Cocobolo binding here, there, and every where.  Dry and immediate, punchy and sustaining--this thing is like the fantasy version of every D18 you've ever imagined.  The super-clean used condition (and used price!) is the cherry on top.  if you're looking for a Mahogany dread to flatpick, you'll be hard pressed to find something better sounding (or downright prettier!) than this dressed up Country Boy!

Manufacturer's Description from Bourgeois

Mahogany has a quick velocity of sound, relatively lightness of weight, and noticeable midrange overtone attenuation. As a result, mahogany guitars have their own sound. Warm, dry, woody, not particularly complex, but direct, lively, and famously easy to record. 
 
Mahogany guitars are often looked at as poor cousins of rosewood guitars, but we politely disagree, dressing the Country Boy in classic appointments such as ebony fretboard and bridge, wooden rosette, tortoiseshell binding and nickel Waverly tuners. We also consider it worthy of the same diamond volute that we use on the back of our Vintage Dreadnought peghead. In addition to selecting only the finest quartersawn and matched South American mahogany backs and sides, the Country Boy is appointed with an Adirondack spruce top (Sitka spruce is a popular option for this model).
 
When Ricky Skaggs suggested the name "Country Boy" for our mahogany dreadnought, we all fell on the floor. We still wonder where he got such a great idea for a name!  Admittedly, depending on which Body Style is used with this traditional combination of spruce and mahogany, you can get pretty far removed from anything remotely "country" in look and sound.   Over the years we have considered changing the name but we can’t, it was a gift!
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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.

Specifications

Model: Country Boy Deluxe

Serial: 5348

Build Date: 10/11/2010

Top Wood: Eastern Red "Adirondack" Spruce

Back/Sides: Figured Mahogany

Scale Length: Long

Rosette: Wood

Backstrip: Black Line

Endpiece Inlay: Body Wood

Body Binding: Cocobolo

Body Finish: Standard / Pale Sunburst

Purfliing: Black/Maple Top Border

Neck Finish: Satin

Head Shape: Square Head With Diamond

Head Veneer: Ziricote

Head Binding: Cocobolo with Black/Maple Purfling

Headstock Finish: Gloss

Fretboard: 14 Fret Ebony

Fretboard Inlay: Tiny MOP Dots

Fretboard Binding: Cocobolo

Tuners: Waverly Gold, Ivoroid buttons

Bridge: Ebony Belly Bridge

Pins: Bone with Black Dots

Pickguard: Tor-Tis

Top Color: Sunburst

Bridge Spacing: 2.2"

Nut Width: 1 23/32"

Scale Length: 25 1/2"

Waist: 10 5/8"

Lower Bout Width: 15 1/2"

Body Length: 19 7/8"

Case: Hardshell