Bourgeois Guitars Introduces Touchstone Signature

Introducing the newest addition to the Touchstone Series guitar line, featuring torrefied, old-growth Alaskan Sitka Spruce and select Madagascar Rosewood. LEWISTON, MAINE—Bourgeois Guitars, renowned for their exceptional and meticulous craftsmanship, announced the release of the new Touchstone Signature; the latest addition to their Touchstone Series guitar line. Showcasing some of the finest materials and painstaking […]

Touchstone Vintage Gets 10/10 Review from Guitarist Mag

In this rave review from Guitarist Magazine, the Touchstone Vintage D & OM are assessed on build quality, tonality, playability. While we won’t spoil all of the details for you, here is how Guitarist summed up their experience with these two guitars: These instruments are superbly crafted by both parties and offer great tones inspired […]

An Interview with Dana Bourgeois on Touchstone Series

Dana Bourgeois sat down with the folks at Guitarist Magazine to talk about Bourgeois’ collaboration with Eastman, Touchstone Series guitars, and the importance of hand-voiced soundboards. Follow the link below to read the full interview, view Guitarist Magazine’s in-depth video review of the Touchstone Vintage, and learn more about Dana’s ethos on hand-voicing. Read the […]

Bourgeois Guitars is Maine’s Manufacturer of the Year in ’23

Lewiston Mayor Carl Sheehan announced that June 2023 is to be officially recorded as Bourgeois Guitars Month in recognition of the Maine-based company having been named the Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturers Association of Maine. This prestigious award recognizes companies with noteworthy achievements in business growth, sustainability, dedication to the community and the […]

From Dana’s Bench: How Torrefied Woods Benefit Bourgeois Guitars

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The Vikings never reached the stony shores of Down East Maine. But one revolutionary wood-manipulating technology that helped them explore the North is impacting how we make guitars here in Lewiston. What is torrefied wood? Torrefied wood is wood changed chemically by intentional, controlled heat treatment. The nimble and seaworthy Viking ships that raided the […]

Understanding Tonewoods

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Watching Dana Bourgeois select the tonewoods for a future guitar is like watching a great chef gather the ingredients for the meal of a lifetime. Dana and his team flex and tap each piece to hear its inherent musical tones. They scratch the wood and inhale the pungent scent of mahogany or rosewood as the […]

The 2022 Artisan Guitar Show

  Join us as we return to the Artisan Guitar Show in Harrisburg, PA running from April 8th-10th. What can you expect?Inspired by the environment and luthiers that Artisan is known for, we have crafted a collection focused in artistic detail and modern innovation. From exceptional instruments and musical performances to educational presentations from industry […]

“Tapping In” – a look into Dana Bourgeois’ process of hand voicing

What differentiates a Bourgeois Guitars instrument and makes it such a visual and sonic masterpiece? In the realm of the finest handmade acoustic guitars, other brands may also feature superior tonewoods, beautiful attention to fit and finish, and a legacy of design excellence that endures the test of time. But it’s not enough merely to […]

Live from Bourgeois Guitars: October 2020

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October, 2020 Dear Friends, It’s now been a year since October of 2019, when Bourgeois Guitars entered into a partnership with Eastman Music. Though it hardly seems that 12 months have passed, much has happened in that time. Please allow me this opportunity to update some of our headlines. Covid 19 Blues In early April, […]