Bourgeois Slope D Custom Italian Spruce/Madagascar 6431-Used  From Bourgeois

A gorgeous Italian Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood Slope D Custom from Dana Bourgeois!

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What We Think

Lush, responsive, dynamic and aesthetically unmatched - this Bourgeois Slope D Custom is an absolute stunner of a guitar. The sunburst finish was done with the utmost care and detail and you can tell every facet of the build was slaved over. The Italian Spruce top is somewhat reminiscent of Sitka with a little more headroom and a sweet endearing quality in the midrange. The Madagascar back and sides have hints of red with beautiful grain lines and streaks. The overtones ring out like church bells, every note has the authority of a sheriff and the articulation is second to none. Consider the fact it's in as close to perfect condition as they come, and this is one spectacular piece.

Condition: Used, Excellent

Bourgeois Slope D Custom Italian Spruce / Madagascar #6431 - Used featuring Scott Fore

We were absolutely honored to host 2 time National Flatpicking Champion and Bourgeois Guitars representative Scott Fore, who stopped by our studio to show us how it’s done. In this video Scott is playing a Bourgeois Slope D Custom featuring an Italian spruce top and Madagascar rosewood back & sides. Wanna see more? Be sure to check out our entire 4 part series of videos featuring Scott!

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Manufacturer's Description from Bourgeois

Versatile, with an open, singing voice.

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

2013

Slope D Custom

Sunburst Finish 

Serial Number: 006431

Top: Italian Spruce

Back: Madagascar Rosewood

Fretboard: 14 Fret Ebony

Nut Width: 1 23/32"

Scale Length: 25 1/2”

Waist: 10 1/4”

Lower Bout Width: 15 13/16”

Body Length: 20 1/8”

Depth at Neck: 3 7/8”

Depth at Tail-Black: 4 7/8”

Total Length: 40 1/8”