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2002 Bourgeois Rosewood Country Boy

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SN# 002213

Body size at lower bout: 15 1/2". Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut Width: 1 23/32" Body depth: 4 3/4"

Materials: Bookmatched solid Sitka spruce top; solid Adirondack spruce braces; solid figured bookmatched Indian rosewood back and sides; solid mahogany neck; solid ebony fingerboard; tortoise shell body binding; solid ebony bridge with compensated bone saddle; brown tortoise pickguard; Brazilian Rosewood headstock veneer.

Hardware: Nickel Waverly butterbean 16X1 tuners; adjustable truss rod; piezo soundboard pickup with endpin jack.

Notes: One of the most respected builders in the acoustic guitar world, master luthier Dana Bourgeois has built an international reputation in a career spanning nearly three decades. Creator of the celebrated Schoenberg OM series, Dana has designed innovative prototypes for clients as diverse as Gibson Montana and Paul Reed Smith. Now at his workshop in his native Maine, Bourgeois has returned to crafting exquisite hand built creations for top artists like Ricky Skaggs, Martin Simpson, Ry Cooder, Norman Blake, Vince Gill, David Lindley, Marshall Crenshaw, Jerry Douglas, Elliott Easton, James Taylor and many more.

Built originally for flatpick legend Bryan Sutton, and named by no less a picker than Ricky Scaggs himself, the Bourgeois Country Boy model is a tribute to the classic prewar Martin dreadnought, the most influential flat top guitar of all time. Unlike typical bass-heavy dreadnoughts, the Country Boy is built with Bourgeois' signature Single Scalloped X Bracing, for more even balance and a more brilliant treble register. And like the prewar Martins, the Country Boy is braced exclusively with scarce Adirondack spruce, for enhanced stiffness and projection. At just 4lb. 12 oz. this example is notably lightweight, and the custom rosewood body is rarely seen on this model.

This example is in superb condition, without pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear, and sports deep red tortoise binding, vintage brown tortoise guard, and top-of-the-line antique nickel Waverly tuners. Neck profile is smooth and comfortable, with a gentle C profile, very easy in the hand. A true banjo killer, the Rosewood Country Boy is handsome blend of traditional design, precision craft and a voice to shake the rafters.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge (.012) strings, and will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference.

Case: Original plush hardshell case.















































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