Category Archive: Orchestra Models

(USED) Bourgeois DB Signature OM, Orchestra Model, Adirondack, Brazilian Rosewood, Sunburst – $7,795

(USED, BARELY) Dana Bourgeois has built more than his share of lifetime OMs, and his DB Signature instruments are among his very best.  This one had a short stay in a large collection before developing a minor back crack, which was impeccably repaired at the Bourgeois shop shortly after.  With their spot-on finish repairs, we honestly can’t figure out where

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(USED) Collings OM1 Traditional, OM1-T, Sitka Spruce, Mahogany – SOLD

(USED) Just in on trade, a guitar that we sold “new” just a month or so ago! If the sound of a standard Collings is a bit “bright” or “modern” for your ears, take a look at the new Traditional line.  These instruments have a number of spec adjustments and construction nuances that give them a warmer, more vintage-inspired tone, right out

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(NEW) Bourgeois JOM-T, Jumbo OM, Thin Body, Aged Tone Sitka Top, Indian Rosewood Back and Sides – $4,135

(NEW) We just got back from the lovely state of Maine, where the lobster was plentiful (and delicious) and where some of our favorite flattops come from. We could only be referring to Bourgeois Guitars, and it was a thrill to tour their amazing new facility, share stories and pick wood for our next round of custom builds. Did we

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(NEW) Bourgeois JOM-T, Jumbo OM, Thin Body, Aged Tone Adirondack, Indian Rosewood – SOLD

(NEW) We just got back from the lovely state of Maine, where the lobster was plentiful (and delicious) and where some of our favorite flattops come from. We could only be referring to Bourgeois Guitars, and it was a thrill to tour their amazing new facility, share stories and pick wood for our next round of custom builds. Did we

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(USED) Bourgeois JOMC, Jumbo OM, Bearclaw Sitka, Rosewood, Cutaway – SOLD

(USED) A versatile-as-heck original design from our friends at Bourgeois, this 2002 Jumbo OM Cutaway was fastidiously cared for and is just awaiting its next chapter. Landing in the sweet spot between Orchestra Model and Dreadnought, the JOMC really is a great all around instrument, with enough bottom end to create a rumble when strummed, but impeccably balanced for fingerstyle

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(USED) Bourgeois Soloist – Aged Tone, Brazilian RW, Adirondack Spruce, Hide Glue – $7,950

(USED) No discussion of Orchestra model guitars is complete without a spirited discussion regarding the Bourgeois “Soloist”. Dana Bourgeois knows wood. And Dana is considered THE expert where soundboard voicing is concerned. The re-birth and popularity of OM-28 style guitars in general owes much to Dana Bourgeois’ 38 years of involvement in the guitar industry. The Bourgeois “Soloist” is normally a European  topped lightly crafted, exquisitely

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(USED) Bourgeois Vintage OM, Orchestra Model, Adirondack, Rosewood – SOLD

(USED) Just in on consignment, a lovely Vintage OM from Dana Bourgeois.  This one is in excellent condition, with great playability and only the littlest bit of fret wear.  The sound is balanced but also mellow, and this guitar will definitely appeal to fans of Martin OMs. The top is Adirondack spruce with fine herringbone trim, and the back and

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(USED) Bourgeois Aged Tone OM, Adirondack Spruce, Madagascar Rosewood – SOLD

(USED) Just arrived on consignment, an early Aged Tone OM from Bourgeois. Dana and Co. changed everything in the guitar world a few years back when they introduced tonewood torrefaction in their high end acoustics. The process thermally treats the wood to cook out the sugars, pitch and other volatiles right at the beginning, crystalizing the resins and making the

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(NEW) Bourgeois Soloist Commemorative, Limited Edition, Cocobolo – SOLD

(NEW) Thirty years ago, Dana Bourgeois and Eric Schoenberg set out to design the ultimate fingerstyle guitar, one that used the venerable Orchestra Model as its jumping-off point, but added top-tier exotic tonewoods, a soft cutaway for upper fret access, elegant appointments and of course Dana’s masterful voicing techniques. Thus, the Soloist was born, and now in 2017 we are

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(NEW) Bourgeois OM-42 style Tree-of-Life, Brazilian Rosewood, Aged Tone, 2016 NAMM Show Guitar – $14,805

(NEW) The Style 42 is the crown-jewel of the Bourgeois product offerings. The abalone material they use is prepared exclusively for them, hand chosen to be highly figured with many multi-colored facets for optimum light-reflection. This special OM-42, built for the 2016 NAMM Show is a one-of-a-kind treasure, a collectible instrument, and a true work of art:   Top Wood European Back/Sides

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(NEW) Bourgeois Aged Tone Madagascar Rosewood Orchestra Model – $7,060

(NEW) OK now… We’ve had close to three dozen of the Bourgeois Aged Tone guitars, and every single one has been SPECTACULAR. Having done this for some time now, and having experience with Mr. Bourgeois going back several decades to the single digits in serial numbers, I can tell you these are the best guitars he has ever built. Forty years of

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(NEW) Bourgeois Aged Tone Brazilian Rosewood Orchestra Model – $8,815

(NEW) OK now… We’ve had well more than two dozen of the Bourgeois Aged Tone guitars, and every single one has been SPECTACULAR. Having done this for some time now, and having experience with Bourgeois going back to the single digits in serial numbers, I can tell you these are the best guitars he has ever built. In fact, if you have

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(NEW) Bourgeois Soloist – Aged Tone, Brazilian RW, Adirondack Spruce, Hide Glue – $9,355

(NEW)  No discussion of Orchestra model guitars is complete without a spirited discussion regarding the Bourgeois “Soloist”. Dana Bourgeois knows wood. And Dana is considered THE expert where soundboard voicing is concerned. The re-birth and popularity of OM-28 style guitars in general owes much to Dana Bourgeois’ 38 years of involvement in the guitar industry. The Bourgeois “Soloist” is normally a European  topped lightly crafted,

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(NEW) Bourgeois Aged Tone OM, Brazilian Rosewood, hide glue, Adirondack Spruce – $8,815

(NEW) OK now…We’ve had three dozen of the Bourgeois Aged Tone guitars now, and each one has been SPECTACULAR. For those of you who were on the fence about the Torrefaction process, you may have noticed that many other builders have now jumped on the bandwagon, but Dana Bourgeois is still the only one offering his “Aged Tone” process involving torrefied top wood,

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