There’s something very appealing about the stripped-down aesthetic. By taking away all unnecessary ornamentation you are left face-to-face, or in this case, ear-to-soundboard, with the thing itself. What we have here is the Dana Bourgeois interpretation of the quintessential American guitar; the sound that fell a million trees.
This guitar is all about effortless confidence. This is the one that always works; the suit that you forget you’re wearing. It’s got a dry, throaty tone that cuts through beautifully, but is sweet enough for solo performance, too. A very responsive and articulate instrument. There is nothing to hide behind in the best possible way. Some guitars take a while to warm up, but this one is ready for action.
The aging that they put the Sitka top through not only gives it a head start towards “vintage” tone, buts lends it that coveted, golden glow. The mahogany has a rich, reddish sheen that you’ll want to show off, too. It’s the tone that really distinguishes this one, though, and with an L.R. Baggs lyric already installed, you won’t have any trouble being heard. I’d like to welcome this new generation of dreadnought to the club. I think it might be our new star player.
All the classic Bourgeois tone and playability that everyone loves at a fraction of the price.