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Bourgeois Slope D Banjo Killer Addy/Mahogany Acoustic #7983  From Bourgeois

Killer is an understatement, Aged tone Adirondack spruce top, Figured Mahogany back/sides and Torrefied bracing!


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What We Think

Whether you need to cut through the band or just the tedium of the day, this mighty Slope won't let you down!  This Banjo Killer (a variant of Dana's Slope D) features a long scale and double scalloped bracing to offer the player additional power and clarity above the already focused punch native to Bourgeois' standard Slope Ds.  The top (and braces!) are torrefied for improved flexibility and lightness which translate to volume and a wonderful open quality that few brand new guitars reveal until months of playing have gone by.  That incredible figured Mahogany on the back and sides (nope, that's not Maple!) can be warm and full of breath or throaty and aggressive, depending on your right hand approach.  You and your flatpick will never be the same again!

Bourgeois Slope D Banjo Killer Addy/Mahogany Acoustic #7983 Quick 'n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure acoustics specialist Barrett Brooks plays the Bourgeois Slope D Banjo Killer Addy/Mahogany Acoustic #7983.

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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.


Model: Slope D - Banjo Killer

Top: Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce

Back: Figured Mahogany

Scale Length: Long

Rosette: Wood Rings

Backstrip: MultiColor Herringbone

End Piece Inlay: Body Wood

Body Binding: Ivoroid

Purfling: Black/Maple/Black Top Border w/ Back And Sides

Head Shape: Mahogany with Dana Bourgeois Headstock

Head Veneer: Ziricote

Head Inlay: MOP Bourgeois Logo

Head Binding: None

Fretboard Wood: 14 Fret Ziricote

Fretboard Inlay: Tiny MOP Dots

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid

Nut Width: 1 23/32

Heel Cap: None

Tuners: Waverly Nickel/Ivoroid

Bridge: 2.2 Ziricote Belly

Pins: Ebony with Pearl Dots

Pickguard: Celluloid

Pickup: None

Label: Standard

Glue: Animal Protein

Neck Finish: Satin

Headstock Finish: Gloss

Body Finish: Aged Tone

Top Color: Natural

Double Scalloped "Banjo Killer" Bracing, Aged Tone Torrefied