Our most popular model ever, the Vintage Dreadnought in
Adirondack and Indian Rosewood. (click on photo to
see more detail)
The best thing about our 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. Ours 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 our own backyard--the state of Maine, which
still has large stands of original and second growth softwood forests.
To maintain a vintage look, we select only the highest grade of East Indian
rosewood, perfectly matched and quartered with tight, straight grain and
darker-than-average color. (Though Brazilian rosewood isn't a standard
feature, it is our most popular custom upgrade). To round out the visual
package, the Vintage Dreadnought also features herringbone top trim, ivoroid
body binding, slotted squares and diamonds inlay, premium tortoiseshell
pickguard and nickel Waverly tuners.
Custom Vintage D with Sunburst
and Curly Koa binding (click on photo for details)
If the best thing about our 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!
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
End Pins, Deluxe Hardshell Case and a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
A variety of optional tonewoods, appointments, hardware and finishes
are also available.