Bourgeois Vintage Dreadnaught

$4,295.00 $3,865.50

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The best thing about our Vintage Dreadnought 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 – style dreadnought 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.



Top Wood Adirondack
Rosette Vintage
Backstrip Zipper
Buttwedge Ivoroid
Body Binding Ivoroid
Purfling Vintage Herringbone with Back
Neck Mahogany
Head Veneer Ziricote
Head Binding None
Fretboard 12 Fret Ebony
Fretboard Inlay Abalone Squares & Diamonds – Long
Fretboard Binding Brazilian/Black/Maple
Tuners Waverly Nickel
Pins Ivoroid – Black Dots
Pickguard 00 / Celluloid
Top Color Natural