Bourgeois Custom Blues Slope D/SS Acoustic #5626 - Used  From Bourgeois

A Bourgeois Blues custom in robust Figured Mahogany! This short-scale dread is a total knockout.

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Condition: Used, Excellent

Absolutely jaw-dropping!  Based on some rare early 40s, all-Mahogany J-45s, the dark, woody tones of this short scale dread manages to both summon the spirit of the past as well as the promise and discovery of the present-future.  The midrange alone on this guitar is worth writing a song for.  Pair that with nice articulation in the bass (not always so on the all-hog bodies out there) and beautifully singing trebles and you've got an old-time symphony in a box.  Throaty and mean or bird-sweet and sunny--it all comes down to what kind of a mood your right hand is in!  

Manufacturer's Description from Bourgeois

Our slope shouldered dreadnought is only about 1/4" wider than a standard dreadnought, but what a difference! Voiced for a more open, though less driving, sound than the Dreadnought, the Slope D happily accommodates a wide variety of playing styles including country, blues, old timey, pop, contemporary, and--you name it. And if you're a fingerstyle player looking for a dreadnought-sized guitar that can handle fingerpicks or bare fingers as well as flatpicks, the Slope D is definitely your guitar! The Slope D is also available as a Slope D, 14 Fret, 25” short scale: Relaxed playability; warmer than the long scale version, without significant loss of volume.

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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: Slope D - Short Scale

Serial: 5626

Year: 2011

Top: Figured Mahogany

Back & Sides: Figured Mahogany

Scale Length: Short Scale

Rosette: Wood

Backstrip: Multicolor Herringbone

Endpiece Inlay: None

Body Binding: Tortoise Shell

Purfling: Black/White Top Border

Head Shape: Short Scale Dana Bourgeois

Head Veneer: Ziricote

Head Inlay: Bourgeois Logo - Ivoroid

Head Binding: Tortoise Shell with W/B

Fretboard Wood: 14 Fret Ziricote

Fretboard Inlay: Ivoroid Dots

Fretboard Binding: Tortoise Shell with W/B

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Heel Cap: None

Tuners: Gotoh Gold with Black Buttons

Bridge: Ebony Belly Bridge

Pins: Ivoroid

Pickguard: Firestripe

Pickup: None

Label: Dana Bourgeois Signature Label

Glue: Hide Glue

Neck Finish: Satin

Headstock Finish: Satin

Body Finish: High Gloss

Top Color: Natural

Cutaway: None

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Case: Hardshell