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DB Signature

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DB Signature


We call this model the "Signature" for a reason; it highlights many individual design elements that are uniquely Dana's. The DB Signature herringbone is a beautiful purfling, unique to Bourgeois featuring 3 alternating woods from dark to light, creating a naturally alluring pattern that compliments the curly koa binding perfectly. The DB backstrip is a similarly unique and elegant pattern. While it can be ordered in any body wood, this combination of design elements was originally conceived to highlight Madagascar Rosewood back & sides, which Dana was an early proponent of as a worthy Brazilian Rosewood substitute.

Here's what Dana says about Madagascar:

"Madagascar rosewood will probably get you closest to the sound of Brazilian, and at a much lower price.  Madagascar has much of the same rich overtone range as Brazilian, as well as a slightly "reverby" quality. "  

Note: The specs for this guitar have changed slightly from the original over the years. Until 2009, the body binding was Curly Maple and the tuners were Gold Waverly.


Top Wood Adirondack
Rosette Signature Wood
Backstrip DB
Buttwedge Body Wood
Body Binding Koa
Purfling Signature Herringbone with Back and Sides
Neck Mahogany
Head Veneer Ziricote
Head Binding None
Fretboard 12 Fret Ebony
Fretboard Inlay Abalone Squares & Diamonds - Long
Fretboard Binding Brazilian/Black/Maple
Tuners Waverly 3-on-Plate with Snakewood Buttons
Bridge Ebony Belly - 2.2
Pins Bone - Black Dots
Pickguard 00 / Tor-tis Style
Top Color Natural
Notes :
pictured guitar features a Madagascar Rosewood upgrade.

1 23/32” nut comes standard with 2.2 Belly Bridge - 1 3/4” nut comes standard with 2 5/16” Belly Bridge. * No extra charge for 1 23/32” or 1 3/4” nut width on any model.

Firestripe pickguard available only on Slope D and Small Jumbo.

Recently Shipped 'DB Signature' Guitars


Top Woods:  We love Adirondack and European spruce and offer one or the other as the standard on most Bourgeois Models.  Master Grade Premium Sitka is always available.   Back & Side Woods:   If you are interested in a specific  tonewood not listed on one of our Packages or on our Options page, please inquire.