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1999 Bourgeois A-350 Seven String

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Serial#: 002000

Body size at lower bout: 16 3/4" Body Depth: 3 1/8" Scale length: 25 " Nut: 2 1/8" Neck depth: .76/.89, 1st/10th fret

Finish: Sunburst finish, nitrocellulose lacquer type.

Materials: Solid bookmatched handcarved fine grain spruce top; solid handcarved AAA tiger flame maple back and sides, and neck; solid ebony fingerboard; ebony truss rod cover; 3-ply ivoroid body binding; solid bone nut.

Hardware: Original gold hardware includes ebony tailpiece; Schaller 16X1 tuners with ebony keys; compensated adjustable ebony bridge, Benedetto floating humbucking pickup, volume and tone controls; endpin jack. Gibson style bound tortoise pickguard.

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, and this handsome guitar is one of only two Bourgeois seven string archtops ever made. The instrument has a highly flamed 2 1/8" tiger maple neck with a slim gentle D profile, adjustable compensated ebony bridge and tailpiece, and Benedetto floating humbucker and controls mounted to a Gibson style bound tortoise pickguard.

This example sports breathtaking AAA tiger flame maple in back, sides and neck, a tap-tuned, X-braced, solid Sitka spruce top, and an elegant violin sunburst finish. At just 5lb. 14 oz, the guitar is a true acoustic archtop, with a clear, even voice, well balanced right down to the deep low A. Action is smooth and low with a fresh high-precision setup.

This gleaming instrument is supplied by the original owner in mint condition, without playwear of any kind. A true rarity the vintage market, the Bourgeois is a modern classic, from a builder deeply immersed in the finest of traditional design. One only, call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel roundwound strings (.013-.080). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" 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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