2019 IBMA Collection

 
Each year, we take a trip to Raleigh, NC for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) World of Bluegrass Festival to experience one of the largest Bluegrass Music events in the world. While we never travel empty handed, displaying our guitars is just a small part of why we continue to attend this event.

 

To us, IBMA is the essence of Bluegrass culture. Bourgeois’ involvement with the event stems from a burning desire to support the bluegrass community and the musicians that exist within it. In addition to the awards ceremonies, workshops and live performances, the attendance of thousands of die-hard musicians and fans from all over the world make IBMA the most important bluegrass event of the year. As a result, it is only natural that IBMA has become a place for many of our artists to congregate. This year, Josh Williams (Rhonda Vincent & The Rage) was once again nominated for guitar player of the year, and performed twice at the IBMA Awards Ceremony. Kristy Cox Band took part in several performances throughout the week including their D’addario showcase which can be streamed here, and a casual performance in our booth. Trey Hensley & Rob Ickes closed out the weekend with a debut performance of Trey’s new Bourgeois Slope D 35. You can catch a glimpse of his performance here. Sierra Hull, The Gibson Brothers, Sara Watkins (I’m With Her), Cody Kilby (The Travelin’ McCourys), and Eric Lindberg (Nefesh Mountain) were also there to perform throughout the week. With so many of our artists present, we feel as though our true purpose at IBMA is to represent, support, and rally for those that bring life to the instruments we make.

 

When it came down to selecting guitars for this year’s 30th Annual IBMA Show, we wanted to be very intentional with what we displayed. So for this year’s collection, we selected 10 of our artists, most of which were performing at IBMA, and recreated their custom guitars. In doing this, we were able to provide our audience, as well as our artists’ fan base, with the opportunity to play a guitar exactly like the ones our artists choose to bring on stage with them. As a result, we were able to offer a glimpse into the individual character of each player’s guitar, bringing their fans closer to the experience that they themselves enjoy every night on stages around the world. The connection between artist and instrument will always fascinate, inspire, and motivate us as we continue onward in the never-ending quest to build acoustic instruments to our highest standards of quality.

 

So without further ado, we present to you our 2019 IBMA Collection, all of which is available at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort, IL or online at downhomeguitars.com.

Here’s to a fantastic 2019 IBMA Show, and we hope to see you again next year!

 

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Slope D 35

Torrefied Bear Claw Adirondack Spruce // Figured Mahogany
Artist: The Gibson Brothers

 

Retail $8,140.00

 

Available at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort, IL.

 

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D “Generation”

Torrefied Adirondack Spruce // Mahogany
Artist: Griffin Sherry (Ghost of Paul Revere)

 

Retail $4,840.00

Available at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort, IL.

 

 

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“Championship” Dreadnought

Torrefied Bear Claw Adirondack Spruce // Figured Mahogany
Artist: Luke Lovejoy

 

Retail $6,190.00

Available at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort, IL.

 

 

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D Large Soundhole

Torrefied Adirondack Spruce // Madagascar Rosewoody
Artist: Josh Williams (Rhonda Vincent & The Rage)

 

Retail $8,890.00

Available at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort, IL.

 

 

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Small Jumbo – Vintage Custom

Torrefied Adirondack Spruce // Indian Rosewood
Artist: Kristy Cox

 

Retail $9,540.00

Available at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort, IL.

 

 

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D Style 45

Torrefied Master Grade Adirondack Spruce // Master Grade Brazilian Rosewood

 

Retail $29,890.00

Available at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort, IL.

 

 

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D Andy Falco

Torrefied Adirondack Spruce // Indian Rosewood
Artist: Andy Falco

 

Retail $5,615.00

Available at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort, IL.

 

 

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Slope D Banjo Killer

Torrefied Bear Claw Sitka Spruce // Figured Mahogany
Artist: Bryan Sutton

 

Retail $6,240.00

Available at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort, IL.

 

 

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L-DBO Natural

Torrefied Adirondack Spruce // Sinker Mahogany
Artist: Sierra Hull

 

Retail $6,365.00

Available at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort, IL.

 

 

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OM Large Sounghole

Torrefied Adirondack Spruce // Madagascar Rosewood
Artist: Eric Lindberg (Nefesh Mountain)

 

Retail $8,815.00

Available at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort, IL.