Bourgeois Slope D The Standard





Dana’s passion for acoustic guitars was fostered by those coveted instruments built in the pre-war era. “The Standard” model was inspired by the classic designs that emerged from the midwestern United States at that time, but incorporates many elements of Dana’s own design.

It starts with the striking Ziricote fretboard and bridge, beautiful in figure yet subtle enough to maintain the pre-war look. The single ring Ivoroid rosette and rectangular bridge hearken back to those old designs. Our contoured headstock was introduced with our L-DBO model, and fits the look perfectly!

“The Standard” comes standard with a natural top. Our sunburst, famously hand-sprayed by Dana Bourgeois himself, is available as a custom option. No two Bourgeois sunbursts are exactly the same, and that’s the way we like it. Sometimes we are influenced by the colors and textures of the top or back; sometimes we want to de-emphasize a distracting feature in an otherwise outrageous top; sometimes we’re after a vintage vibe. And, sometimes, we’re just going for a cool looking burst. Sunburst do add significant time to a custom order, but they are certainly well worth the wait!

We seem to make more variations on The Standard than any other model. Frequently requested options include; sunburst, Sitka spruce top and rosewood, curly maple, koa or walnut back and sides.

Dreadnought, Fourteen-Fret, No-Electronics, Non-Cutaway

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Brand: Bourgeois
Size: Dreadnought
Type: Fourteen-Fret, No-Electronics, Non-Cutaway
Top: Aged Tone Torrefied Adirondack Spruce
Back: Mahogany
Scale Length: 25″
Rosette: Single Ring Rosette Ivoroid On End
Backstrip: None
Endpiece Inlay: Body Wood
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Purfling: Black/Ivoroid on End with Back and Sides
Head Shape: 14 Fret Mahogany
Head Veneer: Ebony
Head Inlay: Ivoroid Bourgeois Logo
Head Binding: None
Fretboard Wood: Short Scale 14 Fret Ziricote
Fretboard Inlay: Ivoroid Dots
Fretboard Binding: Ziricote
Nut Width: 1-23/32″
Heel Cap: None
Tuners: Waverly Nickel/Oval/Ivoroid
Bridge: 2.2 Ziricote Rectangle
Pins: Ivoroid
Pickguard: Celluloid
Pickup: None
Label: Standard
Glue: Animal Protein
Neck Finish: Satin
Headstock Finish: Gloss
Body Finish: Standard
Top Color: Sunburst
Bracing: Aged Tone Torrefied Bracing

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