Dana will be at The Music Emporium on the evening of November 19th for an informal meet-and-greet event, and to present the tribute guitar to benefit Tony Rice, which will be offered for auction December 1st. Feel free to come and audition this rare guitar. All auction profits will go to Tony, who can no longer perform due to illness.
Dana Bourgeois has been designing and building acoustic guitars since 1974. He has often lectured on the subject, and has also written several influential articles on various aspects of the guitar building art, most notably about tonewoods, and about the voicing and bracing of acoustic guitars. He now heads a small group of dedicated craftsmen and women building eight guitars a week in an old 1860’s mill in Lewiston Maine. Following a time-honored artisinal process that has them all striving daily to build the perfect guitar.
As an interesting historical note, this has been a long-overdue return, as Dana Bourgeois was the first builder featured in The Music Emporium’s “Meet Your Maker” Series in the Lexington shop way back in 1994. We look forward to meeting seeing you there!
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Music Emporium
165 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington MA 02420