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 […]
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Premier Guitar highlights Dana Bourgeois with a quick history, an overview of Dana’s build philosophy, and thoughts on torrefied wood.
The White Lady – The Dixie Chicks commemorated their MMXVI Tour with a spectral custom axe.
Our Parlor and our Large Soundhole Dreadnought were both reviewed in the May 2016 edition of Guitar and Bass.
Dana Bourgeois is quoted extensively in this Acoustic Guitar article discussing torrefied wood in guitar building.
Guitar Aficionado’s Chris Gill reviewed the OMC Soloist August 2014.
“Hands On. How Dana Became New England’s Biggest Guitarmaker” by Art Dudley
The Aged Tone Mahogany Slope D was reviewed in the March/April 2014 edition of American Songwriter.
Bourgeois guitars was highlighted in a recent issue of Bluegrass Unlimited
From the January 2014 issue of Acoustic Guitar. Read the PDF of the Full Article here Bourgeois Aged Tone OM Vintage-inspired OM with new top-aging technique delivers great looks and rich tone. By Teja Gerken See the video review at AcousticGuitar.com MAINE-BASED LUTHIER DANA BOURGEOIS has stood at the forefront of the vintage-inspired steel-string flattop field […]