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(USED) An absolute stunner from the team at Bourgeois, this JOM-T is a feast for the eyes and the ears! We're big boosters of the JOM-T body size (since renamed Grand Auditorium) because of its extreme versatility and highly satisfying sound in all styles of music. This one sounds as good as it looks (no easy feat!) and was built for the winter NAMM show in 2019.
It all starts with an Aged Tone Adirondack spruce top, torrefied to perfection for a dry, responsive sound akin to a well-seasoned vintage guitar. Dana was one of the first to really explore torrefaction in the high end guitar world, and now after over a decade it has become quite the phenomenon. The back and sides are Panama rosewood, a pretty exotic choice that we don't see on a lot of guitars but is absolutely compelling. It is lighter weight than the average set of Indian rosewood, with more nuance and tonal complexity. It also happens to look incredible! This set has sapwood on both the back and the sides.
We hear an enlarged soundhole as tempering the bass in dreadnought guitars, but it actually seems to enhance the low end on this body size. It is undeniably rich and has great sustain, but being a JOM-T, it also has plenty of clarity in the mids and highs. The "T" stands for "Thin Body" which means that even though the overall size is scaled up from standard OM, the side depth stays the same.
This is a long 25 1/2" scale guitar, 1 3/4" nut width, 2 5/16" string spacing at the saddle. The mahogany neck has an easy modified "V" shape. The fingerboard is ebony with no markings. The guitar also has ivoroid body, soundhole and fretboard binding. It has Aged Tone Adirondack braces, "no logo" head cap made of Madagascar rosewood, relic'd Waverly tuners. Includes original TKL case.
The condition is excellent with no issues whatsoever. Replicating this guitar today would be difficult (and expensive!) A very special piece.
AMW Price: $6,495
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