Here's a Custom JOMC in Walnut and Bearclaw Sitka. Great wood combination to bring out
the best of this wonderfully versatile body style. (Great playing
from Bryan Rankins at Fazios Music)
Specs for 2011
Click on photo for larger view. Photo shows our 2010 Version of our JOMC .
Photos of 2011 version coming soon.
Click on photo for larger view.
JOM stands for JUMBO OM. The JOMC is an original body style developed by Dana in the late 80's, in response to players' requests for a mid-sized guitar having the balance and clarity of an OM--but with a bigger presence.
The idea was simple: Start with the OM outline, enlarge it a bit, play around with the curves, deepen the sides, then add Dana's trademark cutaway. The result is our most versatile guitar; larger than an OM, smaller than a Dreadnought, capable of handling almost any playing style you can imagine, and equally capable
of operating in solo or ensemble situations.
If you need one guitar to convincingly cut a variety of styles--on stage, in the studio, or just around the house--it's hard to think of a more useful guitar than our standard JOMC. Or you can take advantage of the JOMC's versatility in a completely different way. In Adirondack spruce and rosewood, the JOMC is
a killer flatpicking guitar (and it's a lot easier for some people to get their hands around than a Dreadnought); cedar and walnut transform the JOMC into a woody, sustaining Celtic player's dream. Or if you need a flattop guitar that can punch out swing rhythm and fat melody, it's hard to beat a JOMC in
curly maple. Or, better still, tell your dealer what you want
this guitar to do, and let Dana pick the woods for you.
For 2011 we have changed the specs on this guitar to mirror our
beautiful OMC. The
new standard JOMC is built with a European spruce top (Sitka and Adirondack spruce tops are also offered as popular options.)
and is simply and elegantly appointed with East Indian Rosewood back and sides,
a wood rosette, Squares and diamonds inlay, Ebony belly bridge, tortoiseshell binding and gold Waverly
tuners adorned with Ebony buttons.
what David Wren of the great Toronto shop, The Twelfth Fret has to
say about our JOMC:
are very few body sizes that appeal to such a broad cross section of
our customers as this JOM from Dana Bourgeois! When you're
holding this instrument, it doesn't feel substantially larger
than an Orchestra Model, yet it packs a punch not unlike a
modern dreadnought ... but with better trebles! The tight
waist allows the box to sit lower on your lap, giving the
impression of a smaller guitar ... but that 15 5/8" lower bout
and the 4 3/4" deep box really generates a powerful presence in
the low end!
Of course if body size was the only determining factor,
everyone would be building guitars that sound this amazing! The real
secret to the fact that Bourgeois guitars are consistently more
responsive than most other brands is the fact that Dana has
"the touch". He has that intuitive grasp of his
craft that really does give him an edge ... from the selection of
raw billets to fine tuning the tap tones of a superb Sitka top,
Dana somehow elicits an immediacy of response and that gratifying
overall tonality that has made him popular with so many of the elite
pro musicians world wide!!!"
Except as noted, all
Bourgeois models include the following features: 25.5" Scale Length, One piece Mahogany Neck, Bone Nut &
Saddle, Ebony Fretboard & Bridge, High Gloss Body and Satin Neck
Finish, Mother of Pearl Bourgeois headstock inlay, Bourgeois Premium
Tortoiseshell style pickguard, Ivoroid Bridge and Ed Pins, Deluxe
Hardshell Case and a Limited Lifetime Warranty. A variety of
optional tonewoods, appointments, hardware and finishes are also
are available at one of our fine retailers.
Jumbo Orchestra Model
(1 23/ 32" option, no extra
Tortoise with Soloist
2 5/16" Ebony Belly Bridge
Gold Waverly / Ebony Buttons
Premium Tor-Tis pickguard. Popular
option: Snakehead and Ivoroid or Wood body, neck and head