Author Archives: Tom Adamowicz

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

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

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 […]