Bourgeois Luthier’s Choice Custom Guitars:
Bourgeois Guitars is pleased to offer a series of instruments showcasing Dana’s love of fine tonewoods and his personal sense of visual style. The Luthier’s Choice Custom series (LCC) is a collection of guitars individually designed by Dana, featuring extraordinary tonewoods in one-of-a-kind custom packages.
Some LCC guitars will display highly figured tonewoods, while other woods are selected for classic appearance. All will sound extraordinary. A few LCC’s may be elaborately adorned. Others may emphasize simplicity and elegance. However packaged, Luthier’s Choice Custom guitars represent Dana’s finest creative efforts, tonal and visual, refined over a thirty-year career.
By definition and design, these guitars cannot be custom ordered, nor can they be reserved in advance of building. Dana is proud to have built thousands of guitars in his life to the specifications of others, but this is his chance to build exactly what he wants! When a new LCC guitar is begun by Dana in our shop, it will be offered for purchase to Dealers. These will be the only guitars allowed the Luthier’s Choice Label and Certificate.
For 2012, Dana designed and built five for the series. In 2013 he built only two. 2014 begins with two Luthier’s Choice as part of the Anaheim NAMM collection. We anticipate this collection will remain small with guitars being started as Dana finds inspiration and time.
We are delighted to build you the custom guitar of your dreams from our wide array of available models, specs and options but if you want a guitar that was dreamed up by Dana Bourgeois, consider the Luther’s Choice Custom Series.
Photo by Kevin Kinnear
Though I’ve been building for quite some time now, I’d like to think my best guitars are still in front of me. The Luthier’s Choice Custom series offers an opportunity to expand my creative horizons, unencumbered by everyday constraints. I’m looking forward to making a few really spectacular guitars, not to mention having a lot of fun.
ABOUT THIS SERIES:
Luthier’s Choice Custom Series Guitars cannot be custom ordered, nor can they be reserved in advance of building. When a new LCC guitar is begun by Dana in our shop, it will be offered for purchase to Dealers. These are the only guitars allowed the Luthier’s Choice Label and Certificate.
Each Luthier’s Choice Model will be unique and designed by Dana Bourgeois to his taste, aesthetic and interests.
Each will feature materials hand selected by Dana for tonal superiority and visual character. This includes all woods used, from the headstock veneer to the heel cap.
Each Luthier’s Choice guitar bears a Custom Luthier’s Choice Label and comes with a Luthier’s Choice Certificate.