Category Archives: Homepage News

An Important Message From Dana Bourgeois

“I’d like to take this opportunity to share some exciting news…”

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2019 IBMA Recap

Each year, we take a trip to Raleigh, NC for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) World of Bluegrass Festival…

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The 2019 Artisan Guitar Show

A show full of talented Luthiers and beautiful works of art. Don’t miss the 2019 Artisan Guitar Show, April 12-14, in Harrisburg, PA.

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The Victorian Piccolo Parlor: History & Design

Teja Gerken of Peghead Nation takes a deep look at Dana’s original Piccolo Parlor design.

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Introducing Luke Lovejoy, 2018 National Flatpicking Champ.

The story behind 16 year old Luke Lovejoys’ victory at the 2018 Walnut Valley Festival, and the introduction of “The Champ” Dreadnought.

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Bourgeois Guitars – Gauging the Velocity of Sound

Premier Guitar highlights Dana Bourgeois with a quick history, an overview of Dana’s build philosophy, and thoughts on torrefied wood.

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Bourgeois Featured on TV’s Chronicle

Thanks to Chronicle on WCVB Channel 5 for highlighting us at Bourgeois Guitars in their exploration of Lewiston, Maine.

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Great Acoustics – Dixie Chicks’ LDBO in Acoustic Guitar

The White Lady – The Dixie Chicks commemorated their MMXVI Tour with a spectral custom axe.

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March 2nd – Dana Bourgeois at Custom Shop Guitars in San Antonio, TX

A Hands-On Guitar Top Voicing Demonstration by Master Luthier Dana Bourgeois.

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Guitar & Bass UK – Parlor and Large Soundhole D Review

Our Parlor and our Large Soundhole Dreadnought were both reviewed in the May 2016 edition of Guitar and Bass.

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Bryan Sutton, Rhonda Vincent win at IBMA!

The Guitarist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year are both Bourgeois Artists!

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Guitar Guru – Torrefaction and Aging

Thermal Knowledge – What can torrefaction do for your instrument? – Dana’s most recent article from Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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Bourgeois Available in the UK!

We are proud to have 3 exceptional dealers in the United Kingdom that stock our instruments. Check them out here!

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Guitar Guru – 12 Fret Guitars

The Sweet Spot – Why do 12 fret guitars sound so good? – Dana’s most recent article from Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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Guitar Guru – Scale Length

The Long and Short of It – Scale length has a substantial influence on a guitar’s properties. – Dana’s most recent article from Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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Guitar Guru – Grain Orientation

Sawing Logs – How much does grain orientation matter? – –
Dana’s most recent article from Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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Della Mae releases new record!

Della Mae’s Celia Woodsmith and Courtney Hartman are both proud Bourgeois Guitar players. Their new album is available now!

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Congratulations Sawyer Fredericks!

Sawyer continues to shine playing his Ray LaMontagne Signature Series guitar!

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Aged Tone Fully Torrefied Guitars

We stood the guitar world on its head with Aged Tone guitars, now the next step: Fully Torrefied top, back, sides, neck, bracing, and bridgeplate. Not just torrefied. Bourgeois torrefied.

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FJ Podcast: Dana talks torrefaction

Dana talks to Jason Verlinde about in detail about torrefied wood, describing the process, it’s advantages and current uses in guitar luthiery.

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Sean and Sara Watkins at NAMM

1pm on Friday, 1/23, we will stream Sean and Sara’s in-booth performance from the Winter NAMM show.

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Tony Rice Auction

Auction Raises $10K for Tony Rice

Bourgeois Guitars is happy to announce the conclusion of the Tribute Guitar auction for Tony Rice, which raised $10,000 that will be donated directly to Tony.

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Tribute Guitar in Nashville

The tribute guitar for Tony Rice will be in Nashville the week of November 24th at Artisan guitars, with a special appearance on Music City Roots on November 26th.

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FJ Podcast: Dana talks Tony

Jason Verlinde from the Fretboard Journal interviews Dana about the benefit guitar auction for Tony Rice.

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Della Mae at IBMA

2014 IBMA Awards Show

Congratulations to Bourgeois endorser Bryan Sutton on his EIGHTH win as IBMA’s Guitarist of the Year.

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Tony Rice Tribute

Auction to Benefit Tony Rice

To honor and benefit Tony Rice, Bourgeois Guitars will be auctioning a special tribute guitar inspired by Tony’s 1935 D-28.

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Guitar Aficionado reviews the OMC Soloist

Guitar Aficionado’s Chris Gill reviewed the OMC Soloist August 2014.

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Fretboard Journal Features Bourgeois

Fretboard Journal features Bourgeois

“Hands On. How Dana Became New England’s Biggest Guitarmaker” by Art Dudley

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