Bourgeois OMC Sitka/Rosewood Acoustic Guitar #001207 - Used  From Bourgeois

An early example Bourgeois' powerful OM cutaway.

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What We Think

This gorgeous used OMC is a magical landmark on Bourgeois' journey and testament to his mastery, every bit as worth visiting today as was worth reaching back in '97.  The top has opened up wonderfully and condition on the whole has obviously been cared for by the previous owner.  A routine setup, fret dress, and buff were all the luthier needed to perform on this beauty.  Why has this model been Dana's calling card for so many years?  True versatility.  Rather than being okay and everything, the OMC and this serial number in particular are capable of authentically, genuinely sounding better than most of what's out there regardless of whether you're fingerpicking, flatpicking, frailing, etc.  A real treat to have this one around!

 

Condition: Used, Excellent

Manufacturer's Description from Bourgeois

"Many years ago, Eric Schoenberg dreamed about having an OM with a cutaway styled after the Selmer Maccaferri guitar. I drew up something that he liked and started building, but found that I wasn't able, at the time, to make such a tight bend in the side! So I gave up and substituted the much rounder version that I still use today." The OM is already a small guitar. It's unique sound results from the ratio between it's 25.5" scale length, the surface area of its soundboard, and the volume of it's air cavity. The addition of a cutaway, therefore, is no small consideration. Harmonizing beautifully with the classic curves of the original OM outline, Dana's solution offers three additional frets of accessibility while minimally altering the OM's critical proportions. The standard OMC with a European spruce top is a fingerpicker's dream. (Sitka and Adirondack spruce tops are also offered as popular options.) The OMC is simply and elegantly appointed with East Indian Rosewood back and sides, a wood rosette, Short patterned Squares and diamonds inlay, Ebony pyramid bridge, tortoiseshell binding and gold Waverly tuners. Sean Watkins, of Nickel Creek, used his Bourgeois OMC to record most of the cuts on his CD, Let It Fall. The solo guitar piece, "Cloudbreak", is an excellent example of what the OMC is all about. An audio clip of "Cloudbreak" can be found on the Let It Fall page of the website, www.sugarhillrecords.com. Check it out! Except as noted, all Bourgeois models include the following features: 25.5" Scale Length, One piece Mahogany Neck, Bone Nut & Saddle, Ebony Fretboard & Bridge, High Gloss Body and Satin Neck Finish, Mother of Pearl Bourgeois headstock inlay, Bourgeois Premium Tortoiseshell style pickguard, Ivoroid Bridge and Ed Pins, Deluxe Hardshell Case and a Limited Lifetime Warranty. A variety of optional tonewoods, appointments, hardware and finishes are also available.

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: OMC

Serial: 1207

Year: 1997

Top: Sitka Spruce

Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood

Scale Length: Long

Rosette: Abalone

Backstrip:

Endpiece Inlay: Body Wood

Body Binding: Tortoise

Purfling: B/W/B

Head Shape: Mahogany Square

Head Veneer:

Head Inlay: Mother of Pearl Bourgeois Logo

Head Binding: None

Fretboard Wood: 14 Fret Ebony

Fretboard Inlay: Short Pattern Slotted Squares & Diamonds

Fretboard Binding: Black

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Heel Cap: Body Wood

Tuners: Waverly Nickel

Bridge: 2 5/16" Ebony

Pins: Black with Ivoroid Dots

Pickguard: Celluloid

Pickup: K&K Pure Mini?

Label:

Glue: Standard

Neck Finish: Satin

Headstock Finish: Gloss

Body Finish: Standard

Top Color: Natural

Cutaway: Yes

Options:

Case: Hardshell