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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.