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Bourgeois OMC Soloist AT Adirondack/Madagascar #8446  From Bourgeois

Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce and Madagascar make this Soloist truly special!

Bourgeois Guitars

$8,001.00

Retail:  $8,890.00

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What We Think

Another classic design from Bourgeois! For the fingerstyle player who's also strumming and singing a pop tune here and there, the OM Soloist combines a jack-of-all-trades body style with gig-ready appointments, to create one of the most versatile instruments we've ever played. Access to the upper frets gives us the confidence to play rhythm or lead in equal comfort.

If you're looking for one guitar that can do it all, and do it superbly, this guitar is a sure bet!

Manufacturer's Description from Bourgeois

Dana Bourgeois says: “Many years ago, inspired by Eric Schoenberg, I built what I believe was the first OM having a style of cutaway that has since become something of a modern classic. Eric and I later founded a company to produce the new model, which we named "The Soloist", after an elegant fingerstyle guitar from the Victorian era. The Bourgeois Soloist is a true fingerstyle OM, featuring a European spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, a 2 5/16" ebony pyramid bridge, and the original Soloist style cutaway. Maintaining the spirit of the original Soloist, I combined the finest woods with the simplest of appointments, including Ziricote body bindings, simple wooden rosette, short pattern slotted squares and diamonds inlay, and a distinctive slotted triangle on the heel cap. While on the subject of decoration, I should note that the marquetry backstrip that I first designed for the Soloist (and now use on many of my guitars) has been as widely emulated, and is presently available through a number of lutherie suppliers. Far from being offended, I am delighted by the notion that other luthiers have mistaken this for vintage design!"

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 Soloist

Serial: 8446

Top: Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce

Back & Sides: Madagascar Rosewood

Scale Length: Long

Rosette: Wood Rings

Backstrip: DB Signature

Endpiece Inlay: Body Wood

Body Binding: Ziricote

Purfling: Soloist Style

Head Shape: Mahogany Square Headstock

Head Veneer: Madagascar Rosewood

Head Inlay: Mother of Pearl Bourgeois Logo

Head Binding: None

Fretboard Wood: 14 Fret Ebony

Fretboard Inlay: Short Pattern bone Slotted Squares & Diamonds

Fretboard Binding: Black

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Heel Cap: Body Wood with Soloist Inlay

Tuners: Waverly Gold/Ebony

Bridge: 2 5/16" Ebony Pyramid

Pins: Bone with Black Dots

Pickguard: None

Pickup: None

Label: Standard

Glue: Standard

Neck Finish: Satin

Headstock Finish: Gloss

Body Finish: Standard

Top Color: Natural

Cutaway: Yes

Options: Aged Tone Torrefied Bracing

Case: Hardshell