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2007 Bourgeois A-350

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Serial#: 004202

Body size at lower bout: 16 3/4" Body Depth: 3 1/8" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut: 1 3/4"

Finish: Violin sunburst finish, nitrocellulose lacquer type.

Materials: Solid bookmatched handcarved European Alpine spruce top; handcarved European Alpine AAA tiger flame handcarved maple back and sides; 3 piece tiger flame maple neck with walnut centerstripe; solid ebony fingerboard; pearl headstock logo, ebony truss rod cover; 3-ply tortoise shell body binding; solid bone nut.

Hardware: Hardware includes inlaid ebony tailpiece; bound ebony finger rest; gold Schaller 16X1 tuners with ebony keys; compensated adjustable ebony bridge; adjustable truss rod.

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.

Dana introduced the A-350 in 1996, an all-carved acoustic cutaway jazz guitar constructed with the ultimate tonewoods available. This example sports breathtaking AAA tiger flame maple in back, sides and neck, and a tap-tuned, X-braced, solid Sitka spruce top. The neck profile is a comfortable "C" shape, and the fit and finish are executed with a watchmaker's precision.

This guitar is in virtually unplayed condition, with all original parts, finish and case. A true acoustic archtop, the guitar has a clear, even voice, exquistely balanced throughout the register. Action is low and smooth over a solid ebony fingerboard, with generous 1 3/4" nut. Rarely seen on the vintage market, this instrument is a modern classic from a builder deeply immersed in the finest of traditional design. The Bourgeois archtops have been available on special order only for some time now, making those few extant examples instant collector's items. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge bronze roundwound strings (.013-.056). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 5/64" to 6/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original deluxe black arched plush lined hardshell case.







































































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