Category Archives: Review & Articles

Touchstone Vintage Receives a 10/10 Review from Guitarist Magazine

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 […]

An Interview with Dana Bourgeois on Touchstone Series

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 […]

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

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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 […]