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Custom SS Slope D 2012 Luthier's Choice

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What We Think

If you want a good meal, you ask the waiter for a recommendation,  
but if you want the best of the best, you ask the chef. Not that  
we don't do are homework, but it's always a safe bet to let the  
creator himself have the final say.

This Custom SS Slope D is a guitar that Dana Bourgeois felt needed  
to exist, and after one first strum, you'll be inclined to  
agree. Actually, you probably won't even get that far! One look at  
this thing is all it takes.

Here's a basic recipe:

Take two cuts of master grade wood; bear-claw sitka and curly  
maple...shape 'em up and burst 'em. Make it the burst to end all  
bursts. Make the back of the neck look like a Tigers eye.

How does it sound?

Imagine the PERFECT rhythm guitar; very present and bright with  
just enough bass to warm your heart. This is the kind of tone that  
belongs on every record. This is in many respects, the "holy  
grail" of flat-tops, in the sense that all you have to do is give  
it one strum to recognize its perfection. A good mix is like a  
jig-saw puzzle, and this is final piece.

Bourgeois 2012 Luthier's Choice Custom Slope Shouldered Dreadnaught Acoustic Guitar

This Bourgeois Acoustic Guitar, a Short Scale Slope Shouldered Dreadnaught (SS Slope D) hand-crafted by renowned Luthier Dana Bourgeois, is a 2012 Luthier's Choice made with a Master grade Sitka Spruce top and Master Grade Maple back and sides. The Maple and Sitka woods, decorated with unrivaled bearclaw, and finished with a striking sunburst, give this acoustic guitar both an amazing look and sound. To use Bourgeois' words, "To my ears, this is the quintessential rhythm guitar for most music genres outside of bluegrass. The Luthier's Choice label gives me the license to do it up right, with sunburst top, back, side and neck and a varnish finish. The hand-rubbed coloring on the top is only reproducible with heavily figured bearclaw, the quality of which we are lucky to see every year or so." To speak to one of our experts about this guitar or to hear about more of our exceptional guitar collection, please contact us at SoundPure today. 919.682.5552 or 888.528.9703

Manufacturer's Description from Bourgeois

"I've wanted to make a Slope D with maple back and neck for quite some time.  To my ears,
this is the quintessential rhythm guitar for most music genres outside of bluegrass.  The Luthier's
Choice label gives me the license to do it up right, with sunburst top, back, side and neck and a varnish
finish.  The hand-rubbed coloring on the top is only reproducible with heavily figured bearclaw,
the quality of which we are lucky to see every year or so.  No traditional looking Slope Shouldered D is
complete without a banner decal, so I had to add one of those too.  A lightweight TKL graphite reinforced case
says "I'm a player's guitar, take me to the gig."
 
-Dana Bourgeois
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

Top: Master Grade Bear Claw Sitka

Back & Sides: Master Grade Curly Maple

Neck: Master Grade Curly Maple

Rosette: Ivoroid End-Grain

Body Binding: Ivoroid/Black

Top Border: Ivoroid End-grain/Black, with Back and Side Purfling

Backstrip: Black Line

Head Shape: Square Head with Diamond Volute

Head Veneer: Ebony

Head Binding: Ivoroid with B/W Purfling

Fretboard Wood: Ebony

Nut Width: 1 23/32''

Fretboard Inlay: Floral Pattern

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid with B/W Purfling

Pickguard: Celluloid Firestripe

Bridge: Ebony Belly

Signature Label: Dana Bourgeois Luthier's Choice

Tuners: Nickel Waverly with Ivoroid Buttons

Heel Cap: Ivoroid

Pins: Bone

Nut: Bone

Finish: Oil Varnish, Full Body Sunburst

Other: Hide Glue Construction