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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bourgeois Guitars has
temporarily closed its physical doors. Until further notice, we will still be available through phone, email, and social media to continue serving our customers and dealers.
2019 was an exciting year at Bourgeois Guitars. The big news, of course, is our recent partnership with Eastman Music. Many are already aware of the particulars. For those who aren’t, following are a few highlights.
(Dana and Long selecting wood during a recent visit to our shop in Lewiston, ME.) Bourgeois Guitars is pleased to announce the addition of our newest international dealer, FUNGUITAR, in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Started in 2009, FUNGUITAR is a renowned guitar school founded by Long Fung Tam, a Hong Kong native […]