Bourgeois Ricky Skaggs Signature Sitka/Rosewood #1200 - Used  From Bourgeois

A classic guitar fit for a bluegrass legend!

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Condition: Good, light scratching on pickguard, fair amount of buckle rash and a little bit of wear on back of the headstock.

This Ricky Skaggs has opened up beautifully! It's been around and seen some playing, but what other way is there to get a guitar to sing like she should. The Sitka top is sweet as can be, bold and rounded, and articulate. It's a grasser's dream to play and can't envision it sitting around too long with such a small pricetag.

Manufacturer's Description from Bourgeois

Bluegrass great, Ricky Skaggs has played Bourgeois Guitars since we began. Dana Bourgeois and Ricky came up with a guitar that we feel captures the essence and quality of pre-war craftsmanship in a unique and elegant design. We believe it is a guitar for you, for your children and someday for your children's children. And, of course, as a Limited Edition signed by one of the great musicians of our time, a valuable addition to any guitar player's collection.

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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

1998

Serial Number: 001200

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Back Wood: Indian Rosewood

Scale: 25 1/2"

Nut Width: 1 23/32"

Frets To Body: 14

Setup High E: 2/32"

Setup Low E: 3/32"

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Bridge: Ebony Belly

Headstock Shape: Solid

Headstock Overlay: Rosewood

Headstock Inlay: Bourgeois Logo

Tuners: Nickel Waverly

Inlays: MOP Dot fingerboard inlays

Rosette: Abalone Rosette with Rings

Purfling: B/W/B

Body Binding: Ivoroid

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid

Backstrip: Multicolor mosaic back strip

Pickguard: Tortoise Style

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots

Body Depth: 4 3/4 “

Lower Bout Width: 15 1/2"

Upper Bout Width: 11 3/8"

Waist: 10 5/8"

Case: Original Hardshell Case Included