Question: How do you pronounce Bourgeois?

Answer: BUR-jwah.

We have to confess that we have all had trouble trying to pronounce the last name of our esteemed luthier, Dana Bourgeois. We’ve been bugging Dana to come up with a simple phonetic pronunciation. Dana asked if we would like the French, Acadian, Cajun or American version….we’ve decided to pass along the American version.

This is what we came up with: “BUR-jwah” with the accent on the first syllable. Any linguists out there with a better idea, let us know!

We hope this will alleviate the problem of going in to your favorite shop, pointing to a rack of guitars and saying, “uh, I want that one.”
Bourgeois (BUR-jwah)…Ask for it by Name.

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