1998 Bourgeois Ricky Skaggs Country Boy Dreadnought - Bearclaw Sitka Spruce and Mahogany ID-5113
1998 Pre Owned Bourgeois Ricky Skaggs Country Boy Dreadnought - Bearclaw Sitka Spruce and Mahogany
Dana Bourgeois is known around the world for his superb craftsmanship and also as one of the foremost authorities on the voicing, selection and utilization of fine tonewoods. As testimony to these great instruments, they have become a favorite of many professional country and bluegrass players, such as Ricky Skaggs, Bryan Sutton, Sean Watkins, and most recently, we sold an identical Country Boy to Michael Harris of Apache Relay. If there is one thing Dana Bourgeois knows, it’s building a knockout dreadnought. Check out the specs on this Pre Owned Bourgeois.
The Country Boy is a dependable, tried and true mahogany workhorse. Mahogany has a quick velocity of sound, relatively lightness of weight, and noticeable midrange overtone attenuation. As a result, mahogany guitars are warm, dry, woody, direct, lively, and famously easy to record. This is especially true with this guitar. Each note has commanding presence, yet is balanced and well represented. Chords ring with powerful, driving volume and lead notes are clear, punchy, and distinct.
This early model is a Ricky Skaggs signature guitar and features a Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top. According to Dana Bourgeois, bearclaws generally indicate that the wood is stiffer and possibly older. Stiffer tonewood creates a larger stiffness/weight ratio that allows for a more responsive top.
This Country Boy plays like a dream. It is well broken in and is very responsive across the entire fretboard. The tone is quite large, typical of Bourgeois dreadnoughts. The mahogany back and sides keep notes clear and distinct. The action is very fast making fast solos effortless to play.
There are some finish scratches that do not go through the finish. There are a few dents on the headstock, body, and back of the neck, as shown in the detail photos. Hardshell case included.
- Model: Ricky Skaggs Country Boy
- Year: 1998
- Top: Bearclaw Sitka Spruce
- Back and Sides: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1 23/32"
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Upper Bout: 11 3/8"
- Waist: 10 5/8 “
- Lower Bout: 15 1/2"
- Body Length: 19 7/8"
- Body Depth at Neck: 3 7/8"
- Body Depth at Tail: 4 3/4 “
- Overall Length: 40 1/8"
- Rosette: B/W/Wood
- Backstrip: Black Line
- Purfling: B/W Top Border
- Headstock Veneer: Brazilian Rosewood
- Bridge Style/Wood: Belly/Ebony
- Fingerboard: 14 Fret Ebony
- Binding: Tortoise
- Pickguard: Vintage Tortoise
- Tuners: Nickel Gotoh