Bourgeois Vintage D DB Signature
The best thing about our Vintage Dreadnaught is that you don’t have to imagine what it might sound like if you custom ordered it with an Adirondack spruce top. Ours is the only standard herringbone-style dreadnaught that can make this claim.
Adirondack spruce, also known as Eastern Red spruce, was the legendary topwood used on most pre-war American-made guitars. Properly sawn, Adirondack is much stiffer than Sitka and Engelmann spruce, both along and across the grain. This allows us to make thinner, lighter tops, resulting in lightning-quick response and power to spare. Most guitar grade “Adirondack” spruce these days comes from our own backyard – the state of Main, which still has large stands of original and second growth softwood forests.
To maintain a vintage look, we select only the highest grade of East Indian rosewood, perfectly matched and quartered with tight, straight grain and darker-than-average colour. (Though Brazilian rosewood isn’t a standard feature, it is our most popular custom upgrade). Rounding out the visual package, the Vintage Dreadnaught features herringbone trim, ivoroid body binding, slotted squares and diamonds inlay, premium tortoiseshell pickguard and nickel Waverly tuners.