L-DBO 14 L-DB 10166

The L-DBO 14 L-DB 10166 shipped to Down Home Guitars on October 2nd, 2023.

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.

To learn more about the L-DB, click here.

The L-DBO is larger than a 00, slightly smaller than the 000/OM, and designed with a 25” scale neck. It’s relatively narrow upper bout imparts a distinctive wedge-shaped appearance, setting it apart from the 0/00/000 “gene pool”. As significantly, the L-DBO conceals two secret weapons: An unusually large soundhole for its size, and narrow, 1/4” top bracing which combine to produce unusual power and presence in such a small package.

“After a lifetime of playing Dreadnoughts, the L-DBO has become my go-to guitar”, says founder Dana Bourgeois. “Close your eyes and listen to Sierra Hull or Courtney Hartman work an L-DBO on a mic. You’re forgiven for thinking that’s a much larger guitar.”

The L-DBO is our only body size that offers multiple options of 12 fret, 14 fret, or the sweet compromise of a 13 fret neck joint. All versions are also available in a deep body option. 

To learn more about the L-DBO, click here.

Dealer's Information
Down Home Guitars
11 South White Street
Frankfort IL, 60423
(815) 469-6321
Instrument Details
Model: L-DB
Body Shape: L-DBO
Rosette: Single Ring Ivoroid on End
Backstrip: None
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: 14 Fret Contour - Honduran Mahogany
Tuners: Waverly Nickel with Oval Ivoroid Buttons
Pins: Ivoroid
Pickguard: Celluloid Tortoise
Top Color: Natural
Aged Tone Options: Aged Tone Finish, Aged Tone Torrefied Adirondack Spruce Bracing, Animal Protein Glue
Nut Width: 1 23/32"
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Fretboard Inlay: Tiny Dots - Mother of Pearl
Fretboard Binding: None
Heelcap: Ziricote