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by Ryan at Bourgeois
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Bourgeois Guitars
Topic: Redwood tops
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: Redwood tops

Hi Steve, Hopefully someone else will chime in, but I'm a big fan of redwood. To my ear it's a softer wood than any spruce, with a lot of warm overtones and super easy response. I think it sounds a little like cedar with much, much more headroom and volume potential. That's just my personal 2 cents....
by Ryan at Bourgeois
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Wood and Wire
Topic: Torrified Wood
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Re: Torrified Wood

Hi Johnny,

We started using Torrefied top wood in 2012. We do not build with it exclusively. Any of our guitars that are built with Torrefied wood state it clearly on the label. I hope that helps!

Ryan Fitzsimmons
Bourgeois Guitars
by Ryan at Bourgeois
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Bourgeois Guitars
Topic: Taking the plunge
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: Taking the plunge

Beautiful Guitar! We do not believe there was any decline in quality between the two shops, but I'll leave the final word on that to less biased opinions than mine! The bolt-on neck design was present in 1998.

Thanks for choosing Bourgeois!

Ryan
by Ryan at Bourgeois
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Bourgeois Guitars
Topic: OM vs. Dreadnought
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

Re: OM vs. Dreadnought

Our current necks are re-enforced with graphite rods and a very good truss-rod system, but I'll have to do some research to confirm the 1998 design. In open E, using lighter gauge strings for 3, 4, and 5 especially is definitely recommended if you are going to tune up for many reasons though, as it ...
by Ryan at Bourgeois
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Bourgeois Guitars
Topic: OM vs. Dreadnought
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

Re: OM vs. Dreadnought

Thanks! Deep Body OMs flatpick well, and are awesome for fingerstyle. The JOM is decidedly more "dreadnought" sounding, but it is a bigger body for sure. Our favorite small-bodied guitar to flatpick is the Large Soundhole OM. There's something to the response of these that is a bit more op...
by Ryan at Bourgeois
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Bourgeois Guitars
Topic: OM vs. Dreadnought
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

Re: OM vs. Dreadnought

Hey there! An OMC with a belly bridge will definitely take Medium strings. If you are looking for an OM with more of a "dreadnought" sound, the Large Soundhole OM is a great way to go. It has some of the headroom of a dread and a similar tonal pallate, which is really cool in an OM. Here a...
by Ryan at Bourgeois
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Wood and Wire
Topic: Waverly Tuner Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Re: Waverly Tuner Parts

StewMac is the sole supplier/distributer of Waverly, and they should be able to help you. If not, please contact me directly: ryan@bourgeoisguitars.com

Thanks

Ryan Fitzsimmons
Bourgeois Guitars
by Ryan at Bourgeois
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Bourgeois Guitars
Topic: Croatian Spruce vs German
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Re: Croatian Spruce vs German

Hi Paul, Croation is closer in response to Adirondack than German tends to be. It has more headroom than German and possibly adds more complexity as Adirondack would. German is a great Silver spruce and it usually is a nice middle-ground between Sitka and Adirondack. I hope that helps! Ryan Fitzsimm...
by Ryan at Bourgeois
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Bourgeois Guitars
Topic: Aged Tone series
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

Re: Aged Tone series

I have one a Fully Torrefied Aged Tone D, and it's one of the most "vintage" sounding dreads I've ever heard (and before Bourgeois I worked at a shop where comparing vintage Martins was a daily occurrence). It does have and Aged Tone top, back, sides, bracing, and finish. Clearly though, y...
by Ryan at Bourgeois
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Bourgeois Guitars
Topic: Tongue Brace?
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Re: Tongue Brace?

Hi Bryce, Bourgeois guitars do not have tongue braces in the traditional sense, as seen in Martin or in Collings guitars. However, our neck joint design has it's own re-enforcement at the tongue of the fretboard, so a popsicle brace would serve no purpose in our design. It is also true that for drea...

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