Bourgeois / Dreadnought / 1994 / Natural / Guitar
Bourgeois are one of the best high end acoustic guitar builders in the US, producing genuinely hand made guitars from Maine, New England. This very early example is a real rarity, the serial number being 000150, making it from only the second year of guitars Dana Bourgeois produced. Simply called ‘Dreadnought’ on the label, it has a similar body shape as his famous ’Slop D’ series. It features an Adirondack Spruce top, with Honduras Mahogany back and sides, and Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. There are a some classy touches such as the fully bound fingerboard, Abalone rosette and very striking back seam. He’s kept the visuals classic, and the tone is something else - it has incredible presence and bass response, yet retains a good balance with strong midrange and bright powerful trebles. It’s very responsive for fingerstyle playing as well as powerful rhythm bass lines. The guitar’s in excellent condition, with great playability, and comes in it's original hard case.
Glenns Guitars, UK
Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.
I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.
You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.
I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.
If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.
I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.