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 attention to detail for which Bourgeois Guitars is known, the new Touchstone Signature features select Madagascar Rosewood back and sides and a torrefied, old-growth Alaskan Sitka Spruce soundboard. The body, fretboard, and headstock are all bound in Ziricote, a figured wood which pairs with Dana Bourgeois’ distinctive tri-color herringbone top border and delicate pearl inlays to create an air of understated elegance.

“About twenty years ago, I set out to design a unique look for our Dreadnought and OM guitars. Contemporary aesthetic treatments are not always compatible with time-honored classics, so I opted for understated wood bindings and historically inspired marqueteries and inlays. Though we’ll never know for sure, I’d like to think that, had it been around during the prewar era, my Signature model would have looked right at home,” said Dana Bourgeois, founder of Bourgeois Guitars.

The Signature Touchstone’s 14-fret, one-piece Genuine Mahogany neck, 25.5″ scale length, and 1 23/32″ bone nut provide a comfortable playing experience, while the Ebony bridge, ivoroid pins and Schaller Grand Tune Gold/Ebony tuners complete a truly boutique aesthetic, ensuring optimal stability and tuning accuracy.

At the heart of each Touchstone Signature guitar is a masterfully hand-voiced Adirondack Spruce top and braces, crafted with precision and care in Bourgeois’ Lewiston, Maine workshop. This dedication to quality ensures that every note resonates with the clarity, depth, and character that define the Bourgeois sound. Bourgeois’ signature, high-gloss finish not only protects the instrument but also enhances the natural beauty of the premium tonewoods.

“I’ve always thought of us not as just guitar-makers, but as partners in the creative journey of those who play our instruments. Dana’s Signature design stands at the crossroads of utility and elegance, and I believe this guitar embodies the essence of what it means to provide real value to an artist. I’m so excited to see this guitar join the Touchstone lineup because I have seen its tone and beauty inspire the talented folks bringing catharsis and art into the world.  And when that happens, we all win,” offers Bourgeois Guitars CEO, Christopher Fleming.

The Touchstone Signature is a testament to Bourgeois Guitars’ ongoing commitment to crafting instruments that inspire musicians of all levels. By combining traditional techniques with innovative design elements, these guitars offer the world-class appointments and hand-voiced tone for which Bourgeois is known, making them more accessible to a wider range of players than ever before.

Touchstone Signature guitars are now available through select Bourgeois dealers in two models: the OM Signature/TS and the D Signature/TS, with an MSRP of $3,999.00. For more information, please see here.

About Bourgeois Guitars
Bourgeois Guitars combines flawless craftsmanship with a renowned system of hand-voicing to bring guitarists the playing experience of a lifetime, every time. With nearly a half-century of experience in luthiery, Bourgeois stands by their commitment to provide a growing community of players with instruments designed to inspire. Through partnership with Eastman Music Company, Bourgeois has been able to take the next step in this commitment with the all-new Touchstone Series.

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