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The Soloist

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The Soloist


Dana Bourgeois says: “Many years ago, inspired by Eric Schoenberg, I built what I believe was the first OM having a style of cutaway that has since become something of a modern classic. Eric and I later founded a company to produce the new model, which we named "The Soloist", after an elegant fingerstyle guitar from the Victorian era. The Bourgeois Soloist is a true fingerstyle OM, featuring a European spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, a 2 5/16" ebony pyramid bridge, and the original Soloist style cutaway. Maintaining the spirit of the original Soloist, I combined the finest woods with the simplest of appointments, including Ziricote body bindings, simple wooden rosette, short pattern slotted squares and diamonds inlay, and a distinctive slotted triangle on the heel cap. While on the subject of decoration, I should note that the marquetry backstrip that I first designed for the Soloist (and now use on many of my guitars) has been as widely emulated, and is presently available through a number of lutherie suppliers. Far from being offended, I am delighted by the notion that other luthiers have mistaken this for vintage design!"


Top Wood European
Back/Sides Brazilian RW
Rosette Wood
Backstrip DB
Buttwedge Body Wood
Body Binding Ziricote
Purfling Soloist with Back and Sides
Head Veneer Brazilian
Head Binding None
Fretboard 14 Fret Ebony
Fretboard Inlay Abalone Squares & Diamonds - Long
Fretboard Binding Brazilian/Black/Maple
Tuners Waverly Gold with Ebony Buttons
Bridge Ebony Pyramid - 2 5/16
Pins Ebony Pins
Top Color Natural
Additional Cutaway
Nut Width 1 3/4”

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