Past Models

Below we list former models that have been included in our standard production in the past. While they are not part of our current line-up of featured guitars, all can still be ordered as a custom build. Contact your Bourgeois Dealer to order any of the models below.

Model :

12 Fret DS-260

Body Style :

12 Fret Slope D

12 Fret DS-260


The 12 Fret design places the soundhole closer to the waist of the guitar and locates the bridge at the widest part of the lower bout, where it can most efficiently drive the top. This throwback design allows maximum power with minimum playing effort, while affording a loose, open quality to the sound. Based on our popular Slope D outline, the Slope D 12 Fret is an old-timey flatpicker’s delight, and equally friendly to fingerpickers. A great choice for country blues, and a wide variety of other traditional playing styles.

The deep, rich tone is enhanced by a red spruce "Adirondack" top and Indian rosewood sides and back. The DS-260 has a traditional slot head 12 fret design with Waverly 3 on Plate tuners and ivoroid buttons. The herringbone style rosette and matching herringbone backstrip sets it apart from the rest of our line. With Ivoroid body binding and a vintage style celluloid pickguard. Options are available including Brazilian rosewood, mahogany, walnut, Honduran rosewood and Madagascar rosewood as well as a variety of top woods.

The guitar shown also features the option of a rope-style purfling on the top. The top wood option shown in Aged Tone Torrefied Adirondack Spruce


Top Adirondack
Back & Sides Indian Rosewood
Neck One-piece Mahogany
Backstrip Herringbone /Back
Butt Wedge Body Wood
Body Binding Ivoroid
Purfling Herringbone w/Back
Head Shape Square - Slotted
Head Veneer Ziricote w/Mother of Pearl Logo
Head Binding None
Fretboard 12 Fret Ebony 25.5" Scale
Fretboard Inlay Long Pattern Abalone Squares & Diamonds
Fretboard Binding Black
Heel Cap Ziricote
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Tuners Waverly 3 on Plate /Ivoroid Buttons
Bridge 2 5/16" Ebony Belly
Bridge Pins Ivoroid w/Black Dot
Pickguard D/Celluloid
Top Color Natural
Finish Standard
Case Custom Deluxe Hardshell.


Available in various wood combinations.

Available As

12 Fret DS-260.