David Newton American Boy OO Acoustic Guitar - Used  From Bourgeois

A beautiful, custom made OO from David Newton!


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What We Think

This wonderful little guitar practically jumps out of your hand with a distinctly boisterous, vintage tone.  It's exciting and fairly rare to see such a great array of American woods so handsomely assembled (check those specs!) into a modern, old-world inspired instrument.  The cherry bespeaks Mr. Newton's dedication to traditional styling.  Often found in older smaller body guitars, it's got a prominent mid-range much like mahogany but, as a denser wood, also exhibits some of the brilliance in the highs often associated with rosewood...lightning fast attack with a balanced reverby decay, warm but not particularly dry, bright but not strident.  Don't be afraid to get a little percussive, either--this thing responds well to exuberance!  Whether you're a more modern player wanting to explore some older styles, or a roots-reverent box player looking to add some color to your palette, this joyful little guitar won't be left alone long before it finds a lap to leap into--make it yours today!  

Condition: Used, Very Good - some minor dimpling on top

Manufacturer's Description from Bourgeois

David Newton Guitars

"Hand Crafted Guitars, Traditionally Styled, Vintage Tone, Light & Resonant"

"I have been repairing Acoustic & Electric guitars since 1975 in Beaumont, TX. Please call or text for an appointment. Vintage guitars a specialty, all work done on stringed instruments, satisfaction guaranteed."

"I hand-build 8 different guitar models:

Size-1, 0-Size, 00-Size, L-0, 000-12 fret, 000-14 fret, Dreadnaught, & 17" Jumbo"

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.


Body Style: OO Sabine

Top Wood: Alaskan Sitka Spruce

Back & Sides: Pennsylvania Cherry

Finish: French Polish shellac, amber toned

Hot Hide Glue Construction

Neck & Binding: Indiana Black Walnut

Fretboard & Bridge: Texas Rio Grande Valley Ebony

Neck Profile: Soft V Shape

Neck Inlay: Prairie State design

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Saddle Spacing: 2 1/4"

Double Action Truss Rod

Grover Vintage Sta-tite Tuners

Upper Bout: 10"

Waist: 8 3/8"

Lower Bout: 14"

Depth at Heel: 3 7/16"

Depth at Tail: 4 1/16"

Scale Length: 24.9"