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Bourgeois L-DBO/N-13 Fret Custom Cherry Acoustic #8700  From Bourgeois

A eye-catching Cherry L-DBO that sounds as beautiful as it looks.

Bourgeois Guitars

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What We Think

A one of a kind smallbody from our favorite Maine luthier!  Taking cues from several early 20th century smallbody guitars, this L-00/Nick Lucas/Stella mashup feels, looks, and plays like the masterful modern interpretation of all those wonderful, old school blues boxes that it is.  We're wild about the Adirondack/Cherry (gorgeous stuff!) tonewood combo to begin with for its balanced, lively, crisp sound that achieves a bit more of the warm, woody warmth of Mahogany than the super bright, sometimes "pingy" sound Maple can have.  The 13 frets to the body design and short scale length create a totally unique tonality that can be sweet and clear or thumpy 'n' jumpy depending on your right hand approach.  This is the kind of guitar you want to grow old with--it's only going to get better with time!

Manufacturer's Description from Bourgeois

Dana Bourgeois' passion for acoustic guitars was fostered by those coveted instruments built in the pre-war era. Bourgeois Guitars' mission as a company has always been to merge our love for vintage guitar tone and design with modern innovation and playability. This foundation can be heard and seen clearly in our newest guitar, the Bourgeois L-DBO. Inspired by the classic guitars that emerged from the mid-west early in the last century, the Bourgeois L-DBO brings that distinctive sound that old-time and county-blues enthusiasts love into a new era. Utilizing Bourgeois' Aged Tone torrefaction technology, this guitar combines vintage small-body character and bark with Dana's signature articulation and response. The result is a versatile instrument with tons of personality, perfect for finger-style blues, old-time accompaniment, and comfortable couch-playing.

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: L-DBO

Serial: 8700

Top: Adirondack Spruce

Back & Sides: Cherry

Scale Length: Short

Rosette: Single ring rosette Ivoroid on end

Backstrip: None

Endpiece Inlay: Body Wood

Body Binding: Ivoroid

Purfling: Black/Ivoroid on end/Black Purfling

Head Shape: 13 Fret Contour Head Short

Head Veneer: Ebony

Head Inlay: Ivoroid Bourgeois Logo

Head Binding: Ivoroid

Fretboard Wood: Short Scale 14 Fret Ebony

Fretboard Inlay: Tiny Ivoroid Dots

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid

Nut Width: 1 23/32"

Heel Cap: Ziricote

Tuners: Waverly Nickel/Oval/Ivoroid

Bridge: 2.2 Ebony Rectangle

Pins: Ivoroid

Pickguard: Celluloid

Label: Standard

Glue: Standard

Neck Finish: Satin

Headstock Finish: High Gloss

Body Finish: Standard

Top Color: Natural

Cutaway: None

Pickup: L.R. Baggs Anthem

Case: Hardshell