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Bourgeois OM Vintage

$4,395.00 $3,955.50

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Bourgeois OM Vintage

 

Orchestra Model

14 FRET 25.5” OR 25” SCALE

String-to-string, note-to-note balance, rich sound and power to spare.

OM , 14 Fret 25.5” scale: You can think of the Vintage OM as a smaller version of our Dreadnought–or maybe it’s the other way around. Because of its characteristic superb balance, clarity of voice, and sustaining top register, the OM is often thought of as the quintessential fingerstyle guitar. It’s not surprising, though, that more than a few players appreciate these same characteristics not only for flatpicking but also for a variety of other applications. We scallop both sides of the X brace on our OM. This provides the” looseness” required in a smaller guitar to produce a clear, strong bass response, and power and projection that belies its size.

Fretboard 14 Fret Ebony
Nut Width 1 3/4”
Scale Length 25 1/2”
Waist 9 1/8”
Lower Bout Width 15 1/16”
Body Length 19 5/16”
Depth at Neck 3 5/16”
Depth at Tail-Black 4 3/16”
Total Length 39 9/16”

 

Overview:

The best thing about our Vintage OM is that you don’t have to imagine what it might sound like if you custom ordered it with an Adirondack spruce top. Ours is the only standard herringbone – OM that can make this claim.

Adirondack spruce, also known as Eastern Red Spruce, was the legendary topwood used on most pre-war American-made guitars. Properly sawn, Adirondack is much stiffer than Sitka and Engelmann spruce, both along and across the grain. This allows us to make thinner, lighter tops, resulting in lightning-quick response and power to spare. Most guitar grade “Adirondack” spruce these days comes from our own backyard–the state of Maine, which still has large stands of original and second growth softwood forests.

To maintain a vintage look, we select only the highest grade of East Indian rosewood, perfectly matched and quartered with tight, straight grain and darker-than-average color. (Though Brazilian rosewood isn’t a standard feature, it is our most popular custom upgrade). Rounding out the visual package, the Vintage OM features herringbone top trim, ivoroid body binding, slotted squares and diamonds inlay, premium tortoiseshell pickguard and nickel Waverly tuners.

If the best thing about our Vintage OM is the Adirondack top that comes standard, the next best feature must be the price. Take a moment to compare appointments. We don’t think you’ll find a better value in an Adirondack topped, traditionally – styled OM!

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