So, we wait and we wait for Dana to find us the right set of beautiful Brazilian rosewood worthy of the project. He has and we did. Now you should. The Brazilian set for this guitar has all the qualities we love – figured grain with hints of coloration, with highlights of green, purple, and cocoa in the rosewood. Easy on the eyes, easy on the ears, and has that unmistakable Brazilian rosewood scent as well!
Wake up and smell the music!
Yup she’s a killa’ – JUST ARRIVED at your favorite lumber emporium is our modern Holy Grail, a Brazilian rosewood AGED TONE Bourgeois OM with a beautifully “aged” Adirondack spruce top and hide glue construction. We know what to expect, and we expected the best, but we are floored. If you’d like to be part of this celebration, keep an eye on these pages. We’ll say it one more time: We like our guitars old. These new Bourgeois Aged Tone guitars sound old. Face it, old guitars sound better, and folks in the guitar industry are forever trying to find a secret elixir, a time machine, and all manner of things to try to get these shiny new guitars to sound 60 years old – to sound “aged”.
Well… Dana Bourgeois’ new “Aged Tone” guitars are the real deal. Count us among the converted. Long story short: Dana’s expertly voiced tops are heated (“roasted”, cooked”, “baked”, “torrified”, “thermally cured” – choose your verb) in an oxygen-free kiln until they turn a golden brown. The wood stiffens, and gets lighter in weight while it goes through some structual and tonal transformation. Then the guitars are finished with an ultra-thin and hard cyanoacrylate finish and constructed with hide glue. Fast forward to our showroom and your ears: The guitars have an explosively resonant fullness that goes beyond “volume”. Trust us: If a professional level, heirloom grade Brazilian OM is your thing: This vintage-style Brazilian OM with Adirondack top is about as good as a guitar can be. 1 and 3/4″ nut width, 2 and 5/16″ belly bridge, fossil ivory bridge pins, Mammoth ivory nut, herringbone purfling and crosscut ivoroid body binding. We asked Dana to match a “pretty” set of Brazilian with an “equally pretty Adirondack top”. Trust us. You’ll see. We hold this builder, and this guitar in VERY high regard. If you like great guitars, you should call me now.
Since it seems to be the Year of the OM, this thing ought to last about two days. More Aged Tone guitars on order. Ready for the brass ring? You and I need to talk!
MSRP: $ 9,795
AMW Price: $8,815