Bourgeois Slope D Adirondack Short Scale Acoustic Guitar  From Bourgeois

Incredible Short Scale Slope D from Bourgeois with a Powerful Addy top!

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This is one sweet, confidant guitar! Not only does the short scale make things a little easier for the player, it also gives it the gusto needed to make it a killer strummer. It's got clarity and focus without compromising the mahogany's natural warmth. A great cut of Addy, this one can sing or scream beautifully depending on how you attack it. The burst suits the top grain like a tailored suit and there's just something about those tiger guards that melts my heart.

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Bourgeois Slope D Adirondack Short Scale Acoustic Guitar

Another stellar addition to the Bourgeois line of Acoustic Guitars, this version of the popular Slope D Acoustic is fitted with a short scale and Adirondack top.  Despite it's shorter scale, this iteration of the Slope D from Bourgeois Guitars, still provides that clarity you have come to expect from note to note from Bourgeois, but with a little added warmth and sweetness in tone that short scale guitars provide. Very much in the same way that a vintage short-scale provides a relaxed playability, this Slope D Acoustic from Bourgeois makes it easy on the player, but never compromises the power and versatility of this Adirondack and Mahogany fitted Acoustic. With the ability to give the warmth of the Mahogany and the short scale, but with the punch that players love from previous versions of the Slope D, this latest Acoustic from Bourgeois is truly a spectacular instrument! Thanks to Eddie Berman for his playing on this video. If you have any questions about this great guitar from Bourgeois or any other gear used in the video, please call SoundPure today, 919-682-5552!   Gear Used: Bourgeois Slope D Adirondack Short Scale Acoustic Guitar, Neumann KM184 Mics, Great River MP2NV Preamp, Lynx Aurora A/D Converter

Manufacturer's Description from Bourgeois

In 2007 we introduced a Short 25" scale version of our popular 25.5" scale Slope D.  With all the warm, sweet, full tone and relaxed playability you'd expect from a vintage short scale instrument but with the balance and note to note clarity found on all Bourgeois guitars.  

Standard materials include an adirondack spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and ebony fretboard, headstock and bridge, trimmed everywhere (body, fretboard, headstock and rosette) with ivoroid binding. To complement the theme, our original Bourgeois snakehead-style peghead is graced with ivoroid-buttoned Waverly tuners.

Beginning in 2012, the Slope D comes standard with a natural top and our sunburst, famously sprayed by Dana Bourgeois himself,  is available as a custom option. We treat our sunbursts like just another piece of wood--no two are exactly the same, and that's the way we like it. Sometimes we are influenced by the colors and textures of the top or back; sometimes we want to de-emphasize a distracting feature in an otherwise outrageous top; sometimes we're after a vintage vibe. Sometimes we're just going for a cool burst!  

Standard materials include an adirondack spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and ebony fretboard, headstock and bridge, trimmed everywhere (body, fretboard, headstock and rosette) with ivoroid binding. To complement the theme, our original Bourgeois snakehead-style peghead is graced with ivoroid-buttoned Waverly tuners.

BeIn 2007 we introduced a Short 25" scale version of our popular 25.5" scale Slope D.  With all the warm, sweet, full tone and relaxed playability you'd expect from a vintage short scale instrument but with the balance and note to note clarity found on all Bourgeois guitars.  

Standard materials include an adirondack spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and ebony fretboard, headstock and bridge, trimmed everywhere (body, fretboard, headstock and rosette) with ivoroid binding. To complement the theme, our original Bourgeois snakehead-style peghead is graced with ivoroid-buttoned Waverly tuners.

Beginning in 2012, the Slope D comes standard with a natural top and our sunburst, famously sprayed by Dana Bourgeois himself,  is available as a custom option. We treat our sunbursts like just another piece of wood--no two are exactly the same, and that's the way we like it. Sometimes we are influenced by the colors and textures of the top or back; sometimes we want to de-emphasize a distracting feature in an otherwise outrageous top; sometimes we're after a vintage vibe. Sometimes we're just going for a cool burst!  

ginning in 2012, the Slope D comes standard with a natural top and our sunburst, famously sprayed by Dana Bourgeois himself,  is available as a custom option. We treat our sunbursts like just another piece of wood--no two are exactly the same, and that's the way we like it. Sometimes we are influenced by the colors and textures of the top or back; sometimes we want to de-emphasize a distracting feature in an otherwise outrageous top; sometimes we're after a vintage vibe. Sometimes we're just going for a cool burst!  

 

Standard materials include an adirondack spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and ebony fretboard, headstock and bridge, trimmed everywhere (body, fretboard, headstock and rosette) with ivoroid binding. To complement the theme, our original Bourgeois snakehead-style peghead is graced with ivoroid-buttoned Waverly tuners.

Beginning in 2012, the Slope D comes standard with a natural top and our sunburst, famously sprayed by Dana Bourgeois himself,  is available as a custom option. We treat our sunbursts like just another piece of wood--no two are exactly the same, and that's the way we like it. Sometimes we are influenced by the colors and textures of the top or back; sometimes we want to de-emphasize a distracting feature in an otherwise outrageous top; sometimes we're after a vintage vibe. Sometimes we're just going for a cool burst!  

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-Short Scale

Top: Eastern Red "Adirondack" Spruce

Back: Mahogany

Rosette: Sunburst Fiber/Ivoroid

Body Binding: Ivoroid

Purfling: Black/White/Black Top Border

Backstrip: Black Line

Head Shape: Short Scale Dana Bourgeois

Head Veneer: Ebony

Head Inlay: Bourgeois Logo

Head Binding: Ivoroid

Fretboard Wood: Short Scale: 14 Fret Ebony

Nut Width: 1 23/32

Fretboard Inlay: Tiny MOP dots

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid

Pickguard: Vintage

Bridge: Ebony Belly Bridge

Pickup: None

Signature Label: Dana Bourgeois Signature Label

Tuners: Nickle Plated Waverly Tuners w/ Ivoroid Buttons

Special: Sunburst