The best thing about Bourgeois' Vintage Dreadnought is that you don't have to imagine what it might sound like if you custom ordered it with an Adirondack spruce top. This is the only standard herringbone - style dreadnought that can make this claim.
Adirondack spruce, also known as Eastern Red Spruce, was the legendary topwood used on most pre-war American-made guitars. Properly sawn, Adirondack is much stiffer than Sitka and Engelmann spruce, both along and across the grain. This allows us to make thinner, lighter tops, resulting in lightning-quick response and power to spare. Most guitar grade "Adirondack" spruce these days comes from Bourgeois' own backyard - the state of Maine, which still has large stands of original and second growth softwood forests.
To maintain a vintage look, only the highest grade of East Indian rosewood is selected, perfectly matched and quartered with tight, straight grain and darker-than-average color. (Though Brazilian rosewood isn't a standard feature, it is the most popular custom upgrade). Rounding out the visual package, the Vintage Dreadnought features herringbone top trim, ivoroid body binding, slotted squares and diamonds inlay, premium tortoiseshell pickguard and nickel Waverly tuners.
If the best thing about the Vintage Dreadnought is the Adirondack top that comes standard, the next best feature must be the price. Take a moment to compare appointments. We don't think you'll find a better value in an Adirondack topped, traditionally styled dreadnought!
Bourgeois D Vintage, Adirondack Spruce, Indian Rosewood
TOP Adirondack Spruce BACK & SIDES Indian Rosewood ROSETTE B/W Vintage BACKSTRIP Zipper BUTT WEDGE Ivoroid BODY BINDING Ivoroid PURFLING Herringbone NECK Square Headstock 14 Fret HEAD VENEER Ziricote with Logo FRETBOARD 14 Fret Ebony FB INLAY Abalone Squares & Diamonds FB BINDING Black HEEL CAP Ivoroid TUNERS Waverly Nickel BRIDGE Ebony Traditional Belly PINS Ivoroid OTHER Satin Finish Headstock