Bourgeois Advanced Slope D Addy/Madagascar #003585 - Used  From Bourgeois

A Gorgeous Adirondack & Madagascar Advanced Slope D that's opened up Beautifully!    

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What We Think

This guitar is stunning 

It has a full, lush voice that's as well-trained as a seeing-eye dog

It gives you a detailed, flattering reflection of every note and chord with a precision that's truly inspiring 

The Adirondack top is powerful and sweet

The Madagascar has a lovely, smooth grain that lets you know it's top notch

This pre-owned guitar has it all 

It's in excellent condition, has opened up well, and is going for quite a bit less than a new one 

Grab it well it lasts, my friends! 

Condition: Used, Excellent

Bourgeois Slope D Custom Italian Spruce / Madagascar #6431 - Used featuring Scott Fore

We were absolutely honored to host 2 time National Flatpicking Champion and Bourgeois Guitars representative Scott Fore, who stopped by our studio to show us how it’s done. In this video Scott is playing a Bourgeois Slope D Custom featuring an Italian spruce top and Madagascar rosewood back & sides. Wanna see more? Be sure to check out our entire 4 part series of videos featuring Scott!

Manufacturer's Description from Bourgeois

Versatile, with an open, singing voice.

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.

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

2005

Advanced Slope D 

Serial Number: 003585

Top: Premium Eastern "Red" Adirondack Spruce

Back: Madagascar Rosewood

Rosette: Abalone 

Body Binding: Ivoroid 

Purfling: Black/White/Black Top Border

Backstrip: Multicolor Herringbone

Head Shape: Dana Bourgeois

Head Veneer: Ebony

Head Inlay: Bourgeois Logo

Head Binding Ivoroid

Fretboard Wood: 14 Fret Ebony

Nut Width: 1 3/4" 

Fretboard Inlay: Dot 

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid

Pickguard: Tor-Tis 

Bridge: Ebony Belly Bridge 

Tuners: Nickel Waverly

Notes: Bone Bridge Pin and End Pin