Bourgeois Slope D Addy/Mahogany Acoustic #007717  From Bourgeois

This was the last guitar crafted at Bourgeois' Cedar St shop, lots of sentimentalities and a beautiful sunburst on an aged tone top  

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Condition: Used, Good 

The owner of this guitar had the bridge pins and saddle upgrade to fossilized ivory. 

Being a huge fan of Dana Bourgeois' work I was beyond excited to hear that we were getting the last guitar crafted at the shop on Cedar St. AND it is a burst that is worth seeing in person. This guitar has a very big sound that will fill the room quickly and the Aged Adirondack Spruce top gives the guitar a bit more airy and relaxed sound that just feels incredible while you're playing it. The short scale on this model helps a lot with playability and for such a relatively large instrument, the slope D had me leaning back and listening rather than fighting the guitar. This is the instrument that lesser guitars should circle around and bask in the un-shakeable foundation that it provides, and be happy that they get to sneak a note into the gorgeous universe that this slope D creates. 

Manufacturer's Description from Bourgeois

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.

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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

2017

Model: Slope D - Standard

Serial Number: 7717

Top: Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce

Back: Mahogany

Scale Length: Short

Rosette: Single Ring Ivoroid

Backstrip: Black Line

Endpiece Inlay: Body Wood

Body Binding: Ivoroid

Purfling: Black/Ivoroid on End with Back

Head Shape: 14 Fret Mahogany with LDBO Headstock

Head Veneer: Ebony

Head Inlay: Mother of Pearl Bourgeois Logo

Head Binding: None

Fretboard Wood: Short Scale 14 Fret Ziricote

Fretboard Inlay: Tiny Ivoroid Dots

Fretboard Binding: Ziricote

Nut Width: 1 23/32

Heel Cap: Ziricote

Tuners: Waverly Nickel/Oval/Ivoroid

Bridge: 2.2 Ziricote Rectangle

Pins: Ivoroid

Pickguard: Celluloid

Label: Standard

Glue: Standard

Neck Finish: Satin

Headstock Finish: Gloss

Body Finish: Standard

Top Color: Sunburst

Contour Head with D Heel Short Scale

Hardshell Case