2002 Bourgeois Vintage D Dreadnought Guitar

As you might expect, this Bourgeois take on 1930s Martin D-28 territory is a straight-up winner. It sounds quite a lot like "the real thing" but has some playability and structural improvements and has, overall, a bit more punch and clarity than your average "golden era" D-28, too.

It features Adirondack spruce for the top and the classic herringbone pattern along the top edge. It has a lot of nice "bearclaw" silking to the grain that's not immediately apparent in the photos. The big old "tortis" celluloid-style pickguard looks a treat as well. The neck is familiar to Martin owners but a bit faster than vintage models and the scale is just slightly longer than a Martin dreadnought.

This is a very-lightly-used instrument despite its being played a bunch by its current owner. He's taken good care of it, of course, and all it needed before putting-out on the racks was a little setup adjustment. 

Repairs included: a very minor setup.

  • Weight: 4 lbs 10 oz
  • Scale length: 25 1/2"
  • Nut width: 1 3/4"
  • Neck shape: slim-medium C w/hair of V
  • Board radius: 14"
  • Body width: 15 1/2"
  • Body depth: 4 7/8"
  • Top wood: solid Adirondack spruce
  • Back & sides wood: solid Indian rosewood
  • Bracing type: x
  • Bridge: ebony
  • Fretboard: ebony
  • Neck wood: mahogany
  • Action height at 12th fret: 3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
  • String gauges: 54w-12 lights
  • Truss rod: adjustable
  • Neck relief: straight
  • Fret style: medium

Condition notes: it's very clean with just the most minor of scratches/usewear here and there throughout. It does show a bit of pickwear to the pickguard but, really -- this is a stunningly-nice guitar for something made two decades ago. There's the tiniest bit of fretwear and I can give it a level/dress if the next owner desires, but it has no bearing on the playability so I didn't touch them.

It comes with: a hard case.

Consignor tag: LCLS