Specifications & FAQs

Specs & FAQs

We offer a wide variety of Guitar Packages and Models from which you can choose. For help with custom orders and with pricing, please consult your Bourgeois Dealer. You can find a list of Authorized Bourgeois Dealers here.

With the help of your Bourgeois Dealer and this spec sheet, you can decide on a Body Style and Model. Or you can opt for a popular Bourgeois Specialty Model. You might decide on one of our Luthier’s Choice or Limited Edition guitars. Additionally, we offer plenty of custom options that will allow you to dream up something unique.

Body Style Specifications – Listed Body Styles are available in any of our Guitar Packages as well as the listed standard Models. Some specs, such as scale length and nut width are interchangeable, some are specific to the package. Choose your Body Style and then pick your Guitar Package.

Guitar Model Specifications – Listed Guitar Models are available on any of our Body Styles. Some specs, such as scale length and nut width are interchangeable, some are specific to the model.

Specialty Models – Our popular “Specialty Models” like the Banjo Killer, the Soloist and the Advanced Jumbo are listed with their specifications. These models are available with very few options other than body woods and neck sizes.

General Specs:Except as noted, all Bourgeois guitars include the following features: Bone Nut & Saddle, One piece Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fretboard & Ebony Belly Bridge, Black Fretboard Binding, High Gloss Body & Headstock, Satin Neck Finish, Mother-of-Pearl Bourgeois Headstock inlay, Bourgeois Premium pickguard, Ivoroid Bridge pins & End pins, Deluxe Hardshell Case and a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Necks: Our neck shape is likened to a “gentle V”. Each Model and Package is built with either our 1 23/32” nut width or our 1 3 /4” nut. If you would prefer one over the other, you may request it for no extra charge. This must be done at the time you place your order.

Bridge Spacing: 1 23/32” nut width has a corresponding 2.2” spacing at the bridge. 1 3 /4” nut width comes with 2 5/16” bridge spacing.

About Top Woods:We love Adirondack and European spruce and offer one or the other as the standard on most Bourgeois Models. However, Master Grade Premium Sitka is always available.

About Back & Side Woods: Our standard woods are listed on the Models, Specialty Models and Options pages. If you’re interested in a tonewood not shown on these pages, please inquire. We have used many woods with great success. Just ask.

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