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Bourgeois / Martin Simpson Signature Cedar Quilted Mahogany / 1997 / Guitar

This Bourgeois Martin Simpson model has a rather unique design and is only produced for a six year stretch from 1997 to 2003. This specimen is from the first year of production and is constructed from a lovely set of solid American quilted Mahogany topped off with a solid Cedar soundboard. The body shape is somewhat of a Dreadnought size where the body meets the neck at the 12 fret, not on the treble side however, because that’s where you’ll find the unusually deep florentine cutaway. This particular model was owned by Martin Simpson and in an email he has written to a previous owner he claims that it’s a great guitar, ‘’I wish I still had it’’. And now it could be yours. It has been played well throughout the years and it’s in very good condition. She has some dings on the top of which one is a bit deeper. Furthermore some light signs of use throughout, relatively clean for a 23 year old guitar. Comes with its original case. Specifications Body Shape: OM 12-Fret Finish: Gloss Body Material: American Quilted Mahogany Top Material: Cedar Lefty no Body Details: Black/White purfling, Ivoroid Bindings, Wood purfling rosette, Fallaway Cutaway, Neck Material: Mahogany Neck Profile: C Shape Fingerboard Material: Ebony Fingerboard Radius: 16" Neck Details: Ivoroid bindings, Ebony Headstock Veneer,  Nutwidth: 44.5mm - 1 3/4" Scale Length: 650mm - 25 9/16" String spacing: 62mm - 2 7/16" Bridge: Ebony Tuners: Gotoh Gold Plated Pickup None Condition: Very good Cosmetic Condition: She has a a few dings on the top from which one stands out pretty well because it's a bit deeper than the others. Furthermore she has some minor playwear on the back and sides and on the pickguard. The rest of the guitar is relatively clean. Modifications/ Repairs: None Tech Notes: None Travels in: Hardshell case Accessories: Endpin, TFOA Passport, email by Martin Simpson confirming he owned the guitar
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I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
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