MINTY! 2011 Bourgeois Slope D Adirondack Acoustic Dreadnaught Guitar Sunburst + OHSC



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Lovies Guitars is offering up a MINTY 2011 Bourgeois Slope D Adirondack Acoustic Dreadnaught Guitar Sunburst Finish! Dana Bourgeois developed a reputation over the last 40 years for his skills in selection, use and voicing of guitar woods and his high level of craftsmanship. The Bourgeois Slope D demonstrates these skills. This guitar features an Adirondack Spruce top, Mahogany back, sides and neck, Ebony bridge, head plate and ivoroid-bound fingerboard. The tuners are Waverly models with ivory buttons. The Bourgeois Slope D is based on the large dreadnaught body size, but with rounded or ‘Sloped’ upper bouts. The shape is similar to the original “Extra Large” dreadnaught guitars made by C.F. Martin for the Ditson company from 1916 to 1930. Gibson also used the slope-shoulder form on many of their instruments, including the iconic J-45. However, during the 1960’s many of those models shifted to square shoulders to reflect market demand. The top is Adirondack Spruce, which until WWII was the primary material used for guitar tops in the USA. Postwar, over-harvesting stopped its use and Sitka Spruce has been far more common. Bourgeois realized that his location in Maine held stands of large, newer growth Adirondack and has re-introduced it for instrument use. The grain of Adirondack is wider than Sitka, and can offer more raw volume before starting to lose clarity, and so it’s very well suited to high-energy playing – for example in a Bluegrass context. The combination of Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany add a delightful brightness, sparkle and clarity. There’s plenty of volume, and an even tonal representation throughout the spectrum. In MINTY Condition with just a couple light marks on the pickguard, easy 9.99/10! ALL Original-NO Breaks, Cracks or Repairs, includes an Original Hard-Shell Case!!

.795” at the 1st fret
Action: E-2.5mm/e-2.0mm
Nut Width: 1 3/4”
Serial: 005468
SKU: 4085

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