2018 Winter NAMM Showpiece


From the Bourgeois Website:


"In the history of our company, we have built precious few Style 45 instruments. This is mainly because when Dana does produce one, he uses the same exacting principles and quality demands that we apply to all of our guitars. On something as nuanced as a D-45, there's a lot to scrutinize! It takes the right mixture of skill, time and patience to get it right. It also takes the perfect combination of woods and materials, with only the rarest of Brazilian Rosewood and Adirondack meeting Dana's standards. Recently the stars have aligned though, and we've set our master inlay craftsman Todd Owens to the task of executing a few very special 45s each year. 

Our Abalone purfling is prepared especially for us to have the most naturally striking facets and color. Our technique of applying inlay requires more time and attention that some others, but we think the outcome is worth it! And, it would all be for nothing if it didn't sound mesmerizing. By every measure, our 45s are the finest guitars we've ever produced, and we are proud to show them to the world!"


Top: Master Grade Torrefied Adirondack Spruce

Back: Master Grade Brazilian Rosewood

Scale Length: Long

Rosette: Abalone

Backstrip: Multicolor Herringbone

Endpiece Inlay: Floating Box Body Wood

Body Binding: Ivoroid

Purfling: Style 42 Abalone + B + S

Head Shape: Mahogany Square Headstock

Head Veneer: Brazilian 

Head Inlay: Floral Inlay

Head Binding: Ivoroid with Black/White Purfling

Fretboard Wood: 14 Fret Ebony

Fretboard Inlay: DB Snowflake

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid with Black/White Purfling

Nut Width: 1 23/32"

Heel Cap: Brazilian Rosewood

Tuners: Waverly Gold / Engraved

Bridge: 2.2 Ebony Traditional with Inlay of Snowflakes

Pins: Antique Walrus with Black Dots

Pickguard: Hand Made Tortoise

Pickup: None

Label: Standard

Glue: Animal Protein

Neck: Finish Satin

Headstock Finish: Gloss

Body Finish: Aged Tone

Top Color: Natural



Bourgeois D-42 Winter NAMM 2018 Master Grade Adirondack and Brazilian Rosewood


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