Photo courtesty of Jon Lowman , Morgan Miller

Scott Fore is an internationally renowned guitar player who has won the National Flatpicking Championship from Winfield, Kansas and has been recognized by Virginia Folklife and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities as a Virginia Master Folk Artist .

– 2003 South Carolina State Champion

– National Flatpicking Champion 2002 – Scott came in 2nd in 2000 and placed in the top 5 in 2001. In 2014, Scott placed 2nd in this contest.

– Doc Watson Guitar Champion 2002

– Old Galax Fiddler’s Convention Guitar winner and Best all Around Performer 2002

-Wayne C. Henderson Guitar Champion 1999

Cherry Lane published a book of his Contest Winning arrangements. You can learn about it here.

Here’s an excerpt from Bluegrass Unlimited magazine (March 2003) where Scott talks about receiving his Brazilian Vintage Dreadnought:

“Just got the best guitar I’ve ever played or owned, and maybe the best guitar I think I will ever get to play. I haven’t purchased a guitar since the mid 1970s, and this was worth every dollar I paid for it. I got a Bourgeois Vintage D with Brazilian Rosewood, Adirondack top, waverly tuners and no fretboard inlay. This guitar has the tone of an old Martin but with more tonal range, more dynamic range…plays perfectly in tune everywhere. Not one wolf tone on the whole instrument. From top to bottom the tone is warm, clear and rich. This thing responds to the lightest touch or the heaviest hand with equal eloquence. It’s really hard to explain, but this guitar allows me to play things that I could previously only imagine. My playing is already feeling like it is at the beginning stages of a quantum leap and it is all because of this guitar. I love this feeling.

I think Bourgeois, if this guitar is any indication, is building the most incredible guitars being commercially built and sold. I played several and they were all really great instruments…”

Here he is with his Bourgeois Country Boy Deluxe on the cover of May/June 2010 issue of Flatpicking Guitar.