This model is called the "Signature" for a reason; it highlights many individual design elements that are uniquely Dana's. The DB Signature herringbone is a beautiful purfling, unique to Bourgeois featuring 3 alternating woods from dark to light, creating a naturally alluring pattern that compliments the curly koa binding perfectly. The DB backstrip is a similarly unique and elegant pattern. While it can be ordered in any body wood, this combination of design elements was originally conceived to highlight Madagascar Rosewood back & sides, which Dana was an early proponent of as a worthy Brazilian Rosewood substitute.
Here's what Dana says about Madagascar:
"Madagascar rosewood will probably get you closest to the sound of Brazilian, and at a much lower price. Madagascar has much of the same rich overtone range as Brazilian, as well as a slightly "reverby" quality. "
This guitar features Adirondack and Madagascar rosewood. The traditional squares & diamonds inlay are carved from bone. The body binding is finely flamed curly koa, gold Waverly tuners with snakewood buttons, bone pins and a premium pickguard.
Bourgeois DB Signature, Adirondack Spruce, Madagascar Rosewood
TOP Adirondack Spruce BACK & SIDES Madagascar Rosewood BACKSTRIP DB Signature BUTT WEDGE Body Wood BODY BINDING Koa PURFLING DB Signature Herringbone NECK Square Headstock 14 Fret HEAD VENEER Ziricote with Logo HEAD BINDING None FRETBOARD 14 Fret Ebony FB INLAYS Bone Squares & Diamonds FB BINDING Black HEEL CAP Body Wood TUNERS Waverly Gold/Snakewood BRIDGE Ebony Belly PINS Bone OTHER Gloss Headstock Finish