D Vintage/HS 10017
The D Vintage/HS 10017 shipped to Northern Lights Music on June 6th, 2023.
Harkening back to our roots in vintage-inspired design, our Vintage model has always been a cornerstone of the Bourgeois brand. With a few changes, we’ve made the all new Vintage Heirloom. The D Vintage/HS 10017 features the fullness of Madagascar Rosewood, paired with an Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce soundboard. The authentic prewar appointments of this guitar will bring you back to the days before the term “vintage” applied to guitars. This guitar also includes the complete aged tone package. This includes tonal upgrades like Animal Protein glue, Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce bracing, and Aged Tone finish.
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Decades ago Dana noticed that during the first few years of a large guitar’s life, guitar tops “relax” until stretched to their limit. Later in the guitars life, the top will “harden” as a result of permanent distortion. During relaxation, bass is boosted and high frequency response dies off. This often is beyond desirable limits and balance is not restored for years. In the 1990’s, Dana modified the traditional Dreadnought bracing system. Bourgeois began scalloping only the bass side of the X brace and lightening it’s tone bars. The result successfully counteracted a Dreadnought’s tendency to “unbalance”, and over the years has attracted scores of Dreadnought players. Among the ranks are Bryan Sutton, Josh Williams, Andy Falco, Courtney Hartman and many others.
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