Bourgeois D Style 42 Adirondack/Rosewood #8031 - Used  From Bourgeois

A D-Style 42 made with an Aged Tone Adirondack Top, Madagascar Rosewood back and sides, and Torrefied Bracing.


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Condition: Used, Excellent

Some guitars speak for themselves, some speak for even more.  This phenomenal 42 style can hardly be matched for an instrument that represents both the complete mastery of its builder and the mythical quality of the early-mid 20th century guitars that inspired his lifelong quest.  The look, the feel, and, of course, the sound--all find their starting points in those pre-war dreads we all revere and, through the interpretation of the master, all find completion and elevation in this final form.  Truly immaculate ornamentation; a just-modern-enough neck profile for effortless meandering; a symphony-size dynamic range that offers balance and pure meaning in every position, from every angle of approach.

This is what the new Golden Era of guitars is all about--not having to choose between the past and the future.

Manufacturer's Description from Bourgeois

Our most popular model, the square shoulder pre-War style Dreadnought delivers ample power to cut through any performance situation. Featuring Dana's unique, single-scalloped X brace system, our Dreadnought has become a bluegrass classic, offering a blend of balance and clarity absolutely required for flatpicking, highly desirable for most other styles of playing, but rarely found in a contemporary dreadnought.

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.


Model: D-Style 42

Serial: 8031

Top: Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce

Back & Sides: Madagascar Rosewood

Scale Length: Long

Rosette: Abalone

Backstrip: Multicolor Herringbone

Endpiece Inlay: Floating Box Body Wood

Body Binding: Ivoroid

Purfling: Style 42 Abalone + B+S

Head Shape: Mahogany Square Headstock

Head Veneer: Madagascar  

Head Inlay: Floral Inlay

Head Binding: Ivoroid with Black/Maple Purfling

Fretboard Wood: 14 Fret Ebony

Fretboard Inlay: DB Snowflake

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid with Black/White Purfling

Nut Width: 1 23/32"

Heel Cap: Body Wood

Tuners: Waverly Gold/Engraved

Bridge: 2.2 Ebony Traditional with Inlay of Snowflakes

Pins: Bone with Black Dots

Pickguard: Celluloid

Pickup: None

Label: Standard

Glue: Animal Protein

Neck Finish: Satin

Headstock Finish: Gloss

Body Finish: Aged Tone  

Top Color: Natural

Cutaway: None

Options: Aged Tone Torrefied Bracing

Case: Ameritage Hardshell