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Bourgeois Slope D-35 Addy/Mahogany Acoustic #8326  From Bourgeois

Dana Bourgeois stuns again with his latest 30s, Gibson-inspired take on the mighty Slope D!

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What We Think

Dana has a way with the slope shoulder dreads and this fantastic tribute to the legendary '30s J-35s might be our favorite yet.  Braced very similarly to the muscular, aggressive Banjo Killers, the D-35 offers a touch of Gibson-y warmth and sweetness thanks to the torrefied top, bracing, and bridge plate.  Dana happened upon a batch of gorgeous old growth Madagascar Rosewood he's selected for the fretboards on these models--a special touch we can't help but love.  And look at that back!  We've never seen such an elegant figure in Mahogany.  This is special in all ways--don't miss it!

Bourgeois Slope D-35 Addy/Mahogany Acoustic #8326—Quick 'n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure guitar specialist Barrett Brooks tests out a latest-30s-Gibson-inspired take on the mighty Slope D: the Bourgeois Slope D-35 Addy/Mahogany Acoustic guitar.

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Manufacturer's Description from Bourgeois

Slope D

Our slope shouldered dreadnought is only about 1/4" wider than a standard dreadnought, but what a difference! Voiced for a more open, though less driving, sound than the Dreadnought, the Slope D happily accommodates a wide variety of playing styles including country, blues, old timey, pop, contemporary, and--you name it. And if you're a fingerstyle player looking for a dreadnought-sized guitar that can handle fingerpicks or bare fingers as well as flatpicks, the Slope D is definitely your guitar! The Slope D is also available as a Slope D, 14 Fret, 25” short scale: Relaxed playability; warmer than the long scale version, without significant loss of volume.

About Bourgeois

Dana Bourgeois has been building guitars for nearly 40 years. He is known around the world for his superb craftsmanship and as one of the foremost authorities on the voicing, selection and utilization of fine acoustic tonewoods.

Dana’s reputation as a master luthier has brought people from around the world to our door for a chance to work in our shop. The small, tight-knit group of craftspeople are proud of what they do and work hard to build the best guitars they can.

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: Slope D - 35

Top: Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce

Back: Figured Mahogany

Scale Length: Short

Rosette: Single Ring Rosette Ivoroid

Backstrip: None

End Piece Inlay: Body Wood

Body Binding: Ivoroid

Purfling: Black Ivoroid on End, Black W/B&S

Head Shape: 14th Fret Mahogany Contour Head Dread

Head Veneer: Ebony

Head Inlay: MOP Bourgeois Logo

Head Binding: None

Fretboard Wood: Madagascar Rosewood

Fretboard Inlay: Tiny MOP Dots

Fretboard Binding: Madagascar Rosewood

Nut Width: 1 23/32"

Heel Cap: Ivoroid

Tuners: Waverly Nickel/Oval/Ivoroid

Bridge: 2.2 Madagascar Rosewood

Pins: Bone with Black Dots

Pickguard: Firestripe

Pickup: None

Label: Standard

Glue: Animal Protein

Neck Finish: Satin

Headstock Finish: Gloss with Toner

Body Finish: Standard

Top Color: Sunburst

Aged Tone Torrefied Bracing