2009 Bourgeois Custom Slope D Short Scale Adirondack and Pao Rosewood ID-7101
2009 Bourgeois Custom Slope D Short Scale Adirondack and Pao Rosewood
Bourgeois slope shouldered dreadnoughts are only about 1/4" wider than a standard dreadnought... and what a difference! Voiced for a more open,less driving sound than the Country Boy models, the Slope D accommodates a wide variety of playing styles ranging from country to pop covering nearly everything in between. Fingerstyle players love the increased response that the Bourgeois Custom Slope D provides, even when played with bare fingers!
This Slope D has a custom Short 25" scale. With all the warm, sweet, full tone and relaxed playability you'd expect from a vintage short scale instrument but with the balance and note to note clarity found on all Bourgeois guitars.
Adirondack Spruce, "the holy grail" of topwoods, drives the top of this powerful Bourgeois Slope D. Adirondack is generally favored by heavy handed players, and provides nearly unlimited headroom when you need the extra power, yet on this Slope D, also provides a quick and lively response that fingerstyle players aren't accustomed to with traditional dreadnoughts.
This guitar was built with Adirondack top bracing, as are all of Dana's guitars. The sonic benefits can't be ignored, adding not only responsiveness, but a new level of detail and clarity. The Adirondack Bracing helps to stiffen the top, making it that much more powerful with more headroom and overall volume.
The tone of this guitar is extremely balanced, with a dry, clear note definition and a presence that only Adirondack Spruce and Pao Rosewood can offer. A tropical hardwood from South America, Pao Rosewood is a very dense tonewood, which falls between the rosewoods and ebony tonally.
This guitar practically begs to be placed in front of a microphone... those vintage tones you have heard on recordings for years is right at your fingertips.
Additional appointments on this instrument include Ivoroid body, neck and peghead binding, nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons, ebony peghead veneer and tiny MOP fingerboard inlays.
This guitar is in excellent + condition with very minor surface scratches and one dent on the headstock as seen in the detailed photos below. It has very minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.
- Serial: 4753
- Top Wood: Adirondack
- Back Wood: Pao Rosewood
- Nut Width: 1 23/32"
- Scale: 25"
- Year: 2009
- Bracing: Adirondack Braces
- Inlays: Tiny Dot
- Rosette: Fiber / Ivoroid
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: 14 Fret Ebony
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Bridge: Ebony Belly
- Bridge Pins: Bone
- Tuners: Nickel Waverly / Ivoroid Buttons
- Purfling: B/W/B/Side
- Body Binding: Ivoroid
- Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
- Pickguard: Vintage
- Backstrip: Multi-Color Herringbone
- Headstock Shape: Short Scale Square Head with Diamond
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Headstock Inlay: Bourgeois Logo
- Frets To Body: 14
- Body Depth: 4 7/8"
- Lower Bout Width: 15 13/16"
- Upper Bout Width: 11 3/8"
- Body Length: 20 1/8"
- Total Length: 40 1/8"
- Case: Hardshell Case Included