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Traditional in design, the Vintage Model pays close attention to pre-war details and appointments, featuring an Adirondack Spruce top and Herringbone top purfling.

Adirondack spruce, also known as Eastern Red Spruce, was the legendary topwood used on most pre-war American-made guitars. Properly sawn, Adirondack is much stiffer than Sitka and Engelmann spruce, both along and across the grain. This allows us to make thinner, lighter tops, resulting in lightning-quick response and power to spare. Most guitar grade "Adirondack" spruce these days comes from our own backyard--the state of Maine, which still has large stands of original and second growth softwood forests.

To maintain a vintage look, we select only the highest grade of East Indian rosewood, perfectly matched and quartered with tight, straight grain and darker-than-average color. (Though Brazilian rosewood isn't a standard feature, it is our most popular custom upgrade). Rounding out the visual package, the Vintage Model features herringbone top trim, ivoroid body binding, slotted squares and diamonds inlay, premium tortoiseshell pickguard and nickel Waverly tuners.

If the best thing about our Vintage Model is the Adirondack top that comes standard, the next best feature must be the price. Take a moment to compare appointments. We don't think you'll find a better value in an Adirondack topped, traditionally - styled acoustic!


Top Wood Adirondack
Rosette Vintage
Backstrip Zipper
Buttwedge Ivoroid
Body Binding Ivoroid
Purfling Vintage Herringbone with Back
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 Nickel
Pins Ivoroid - Black Dots
Pickguard 00 / Celluloid
Top Color Natural
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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 'Vintage' Guitars

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GuitarVista, Albuquerque, NM
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The Music Emporium, Lexington, MA
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The Fretted Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Shipped To:
Fun Guitar Studio in Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Lay's Guitar Shop in Akron, OH


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.