In early 2017 Bourgeois introduced The Standard Series, inspired by stylings from the prewar era. Dana then began to wonder what the Advanced Slope D, a fancier, rosewood, long scale version of the Slope D, might look like with Standard Series appointments. After realizing that none of the existing inlays quite worked, a new inlay pattern became the design element around which a re-imagined model emerged.
“Rosewood jumbos had a punchier, more focused response than their short-scale, mahogany counterparts.” Dana remarked. “They might not have received as much attention, but they were well-suited for certain styles of high octane hillbilly music. You’ll sometimes see them in pictures of early bluegrass and country bands.”
To introduce the new Advanced Slope D we are offering a special limited edition of 12 guitars. The Limited Edition features Brazilian Rosewood, Guatemalan Rosewood bridges and fingerboards, and a special inlay in the bridge wings. As always, all of the sunbursts will be applied by Dana himself.
Bourgeois Slope D Advanced Ltd Edition 5 of 12, Brazilian RW, Adirondack Spruce
BODY SIZE Sloped Shoulder Dreadnought TOP WOOD Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce BACK & SIDES Brazilian Rosewood SCALE Long Scale ROSETTE Single Ring Rosette Ivoroid on End BACKSTRIP None ENDPIECE INLAY Body Wood BODY BINDING Ivoroid PURFLING Black/Ivoroid on End HEAD VENEER Ebony HEAD BINDING Ivoroid with Black/White Purfling FRETBOARD 14 Fret Guatemalan Rosewood FRET INLAYS AJ/ASD Inlay Abalone FRETBOARD BINDING Ivoroid with Black/White Purfling NUT WIDTH 1 23/32" HEEL CAP Brazilian Rosewood TUNERS Waverly Nickel/Oval/Ivoroid BRIDGE 2.2 Brazilian Rectangle PINS Bone with Black Dots PICKGUARD Firestripe LABEL Limited Edition Signature Label BODY FINISH Aged Tone NECK FINISH Satin BRACING Aged Tone Torrefied Bracing CASE Bourgeois Hardshell