Bourgeois Custom D All Torrefied Country Boy #7348 - Used  From Bourgeois

A masterpiece of a mahogany dread! 

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What We Think

Condition: Used, Mint

This dreadnought is from another dimension

It's a world like ours, but every note rings a little longer, and every overtone blooms a little fuller

The fully torrefied mahogany back and sides are an organic tapestry just waiting to shiver with one mighty flex of the top

It sounds like a warm, dry cabin in the pouring rain 

Open chords hold your attention like an open hearth 

Its voice is clear, earthy, and sophisticated with just the right amount of complexity

You're gonna' wanna' crawl inside the soundhole 

You're gonna' wanna' redesign your music room to match the purfling

This guitar is one of the greatest instruments built in this young century 

A joy to play and to behold 

 

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 Dreadnought 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! 

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.

Specifications

2016

Serial Number: 7348

Aged Tone Adirondack "Red" Spruce

Curly Aged Tone Mahogany

Aged Tone Finish

Koa Binding

Signature Herringbone Trim 

Ziricote Headstock Veneer

14 Fret Ebony Fretboard

Vintage Long-dots Fretboard Inlay

Ziricote Heel Cap

1 3/4" Nut Width 

Wood Rosette

DB Backstrip 

Mahogany Butt Wedge

Gold Waverlys with Snakewood Buttons

Aged Tone Braces 

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