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 builders to make thinner, lighter tops, resulting in lightning-quick response with power to spare.
This Bourgeois Vintage D has Indian Rosewood back and sides. Rosewood provides a deep, extended low end when compared to mahogany and certainly shines when combined with Dana's masterfully tuned Adirondack top. The result is a Vintage D that is very loud and extremely well balanced. The low end is clear, distinct and incredibly powerful, without sacrificing the strong high end. Headroom seems unlimited, very typical of Dana Bourgeois dreadnoughts... the louder it is strummed the louder it plays! Lead lines are powerful and clear.
This Vintage D also features the use of Hot Hide Glue. Hide Glue was the original glue used on the early Martin guitars but has been phased out by many luthiers due to the added time it takes to work with... not to mention it is very messy! Hot Hide glue sets up like glass, offering a more immediate and efficient transfer of energy throughout the top, making the overall guitar more responsive with a clarity of tone that is unmatched.
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- Top: Eastern Adirondack Red Spruce
- Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood
- Headstock Overlay: Ziricote
- Fretboard: 14 Fret Ebony
- Neck: Mahogany w/Matte Finish
- Rosette: B/W Fiber
- Body Binding: Ivoroid
- Purfling: Vintage Herringbone
- Backstrip: Zipper
- Head Shape: Square
- Fretboard Binding: Black
- Pickguard: Vintage Style
- Bridge: Ebony Belly
- Tuners: Waverly Nickel
- Ivoroid Pins
- Ivoroid Butt Wedge and Heel Cap
- Nut Width: 1 23/32"
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Hot Hide Glue