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Bourgeois JOM Country Boy

$4,195.00 $3,775.50

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Bourgeois JOM Country Boy

Jumbo Orchestra

14 FRET 25.5” OR 25″ SCALE

Medium sized, with “long scale” power.

The Jumbo OM, or JOM, is an original body style developed by Dana in the late 80’s, in response to players’ requests for a mid-sized guitar with the balance and clarity of an OM but with a bigger presence. The idea was simple: Start with the OM outline, enlarge it a bit, play around with the curves and deepen the sides. The result is a wonderfully versatile guitar; larger than an OM, smaller than a Dreadnought, capable of handling almost any playing style you can imagine, and equally capable of operating in solo or ensemble situations.

Fretboard 14 Fret Ebony
Nut Width 1 23/32
Scale Length 25 1/2”
Bridge Spacing 2.2″
Waist 9 7/8”
Lower Bout Width 15 1/2”
Body Length 19 7/8”
Depth at Neck 3 3/4”
Depth at Tail-Black 4 3/4”

 

 

Mahogany has a quick velocity of sound, relatively lightness of weight, and noticeable midrange overtone attenuation. As a result, mahogany guitars have their own sound. Warm, dry, woody, not particularly complex, but direct, lively, and famously easy to record.

Mahogany guitars are often looked at as poor cousins of rosewood guitars, but we politely disagree, dressing the Country Boy in classic appointments such as ebony fretboard and bridge, wooden rosette, tortoiseshell binding and nickel Waverly tuners. We also consider it worthy of the same diamond volute that we use on the back of our Vintage Dreadnought peghead. In addition to selecting only the finest quartersawn and matched South American mahogany backs and sides, the Country Boy Dreadnought is appointed with an Adirondack spruce top (Sitka spruce is a popular option for this model).

When Ricky Skaggs suggested the name “Country Boy” for our mahogany dreadnought, we all fell on the floor. We still wonder where he got such a great idea for a name!  Admittedly, depending on which Body Style is used with this traditional combination of spruce and mahogany, you can get pretty far removed from anything remotely “country” in look and sound.   Over the years we have considered changing the name but we can’t, it was a gift!

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