Lewiston, ME (March 4, 2009) -- The Bourgeois Very Vintage Mahogany pays homage to an earlier era of American guitarmaking. The guitar is designed with traditional materials; an Adirondack "red" spruce top, Adirondack braces, genuine Honduran mahogany back, sides and neck and also features hot organic hide glue construction with an oil varnish finish.
According to Dana Bourgeois: "The closest thing to the sound of a
70 year old nitrocellulose lacquer finish isn’t a new lacquer finish,
but a thin oil varnish finish. Properly applied, oil varnish smooths
out the “jangly” sound of a new guitar in much the same way that lots
of playing seems to accomplish." This gives the Very Vintage Mahogany
the sound and feel of considerable playing mileage. Additionally, oil varnish
imparts a deep amber hue to the natural colors of the woods, evoking the
look as well as the sound of a vintage-era guitar.
Additional features include ebony bindings, Mammoth ivory nut, ebony bridge
and end pins and oval nickel Waverly tuners. Standard string spacing includes
a 1 ¾” nut and 2 5/16” spacing at the bridge. Like all Bourgeois guitars,
the Very Vintage Mahogany is individually hand voiced by Dana.
To enhance the quickness of the response, Bourgeois Guitars pays particular
attention to the weight of the guitar with a focused effort to make it as light-weight
as possible. List price: $5895
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