Dana’s personal guitar.

No frills. Just comfort, presence and versatility.

After a lifetime of favoring larger guitars, Dana found the L-DBO’s power-to-size ratio and clear, direct voice ideal for his personal needs: consisting of unwinding in the living room, casual jamming with friends, very occasional stage use, ease of play and ready transportability. He has since acquired several. Dana’s personal model features a coarse-grained Aged Tone Adirondack top, Sinker Mahogany back and sides, Animal Protein Glue and a single, tiny headstock Inlay.

“Contrary to popular belief, ugly tops sound best. Dark, fat winter growth rings dramatically enhance stiffness, allowing for a thin but strong, and highly responsive top. I got tired of rejecting the best-sounding stuff strictly on the basis of appearance and decided instead to reserve it for something special”.

-Dana Bourgeois

Available Body Shapes

Instrument Details
Body Shape: L-DBO
Top Wood: Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce
Back Sides: Mahogany - Sinker
Rosette: Single Ring Ivoroid on End
Purfling: Black/Ivoroid on End/Black with Back and Sides
Head Veneer: Ebony - Mother Of Pearl Logo with AJ Inlay
Fretboard: Ziricote
Bridge: Ziricote Rectangle - 2.2"
Neck: Honduran Mahogany - Contour Headstock
Tuners: Waverly Nickel with Oval Ivoroid Buttons
Pins: Ivoroid
Pickguard: Celluloid Tortoise
Finish: Aged Tone
Aged Tone Options: Aged Tone Torrefied Adirondack Spruce Bracing, Animal Protein Glue
Nut Width: 1 23/32
Scale Length: 25" Short Scale
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Fretboard Inlay: Tiny Dots - Mother of Pearl
Fretboard Binding: Ziricote