Bourgeois Dreadnought LSH AT Adirondack/Madagascar Acoustic  From Bourgeois

A Large Soundhole dread with an Aged Tone Adirondack top and Madagascar Rosewood back & sides!

Bourgeois Guitars

$7,470.00

Retail:  $8,299.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Bourgeois

Standing the test of time. Keeping up with the times. 

Over the last eighty years, the Dreadnought became firmly established as the world’s most popular acoustic guitar. It’s easy to see why. Its deep body, wide upper and lower bouts, exceptionally large air cavity and long, 25.5” scale length combine to set the standard for exceptional projection and low end presence.

Decades ago Dana noticed that during the first few years of a large guitar’s life under string tension, guitar tops “relax” until stretched to their limit, then later “harden” as a result of permanent distortion. During relaxation, bass is boosted and high frequency response dies off, often beyond desirable limits; balance is not restored for years, until hardening occurs. In the 1990s Dana modified the traditional Dreadnought bracing system by scalloping only the bass side of the X brace and lightening it’s tone bars. The result successfully counteracted a Dreadnought’s tendency to “unbalance”, and over the years has attracted scores of Dreadnought players including Bryan Sutton, Josh Williams, Andy Falco, Courtney Hartman and many others.

For decades, serious flatpickers have known that the simple modification of enlarging a soundhole offers proven benefits. Though originally introduced as a cosmetic hack, we treat the large soundhole with the same respect we reserve for vintage design while retaining, in tribute, a variety of minor details unique to an iconic guitar that inspired a generation of players and luthiers. But we’ve also added a wrinkle of our own, discovering that a large soundhole transforms the OM into the finest small-bodied flatpicking guitar on the planet.

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

Model: D Large Soundhole

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Top: Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce

Back & Sides: Madagascar Rosewood

Scale Length: Long Scale

Rosette: Large Soundhole Ivoroid

Backstrip: Zipper

Endpiece Inlay: Ivoroid

Body Binding: Ivoroid

Purfling: Vintage Herringbone with Black

Head Shape: Square Headstock with Diamond

Head Veneer: Madagascar Rosewood

Head Inlay: No Logo on Headtock Overlay, Decal on Back

Head Binding: None

Fretboard Wood: Ebony

Fretboard Inlay: None

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid

Nut Width: 1 23/32"

Heel Cap: Ivoroid

Tuners: Waverly Relic with Oval Knobs

Bridge: 2.2" Ebony Traditional

Pins: Ebony with Pearl Dot

Pickguard: Celluloid Tortoise

Pickup: None

Label: Standard

Glue: Animal Protein

Neck Finish: Satin

Headstock Finish: Satin

Body Finish: Aged Tone

Top Color: Natural

Cutaway: None

Case: Hardshell