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Bourgeois OMS Country Boy Heirloom


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Top Wood: Torrefied Adirondack spruce
Back and Sides Wood: Torrefied highly figured maple 
Width at Nut: 1.69"
Bracing Pattern: Torrefied, hand-scalloped X-bracing
Scale Length: 25.5" 
Frets to Body: 12
Fingerboard and Bridge Wood: Ebony
Body Binding: Tortoise
Rosette: 1930s style
Headplate Material: Madagascar rosewood
Headstock Inlay / Logo: Bourgeois logotype in mother-of-pearl
Neck Binding: None
Neck Shape: Modified low oval with diamond volute
Fingerboard Side Dots: Frets 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 15 and 17
Fingerboard Inlay: Mother-of-pearl dots at frets 5, 7, and 9
Pickguard: Celluloid tortoise
Tuners: Gold-plated open-gear with ebony buttons
Electronics: None
Case: Bourgeois hard-shell case
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Every instrument we see from Lewiston, Maine's Bourgeois Guitars is a unique, beautiful instrument that displays the expert hand and careful craftsmanship of head luthier Dana Bourgeois from headstock to endpin. The manner in which they're carefully hand-built means they trickle into our store at a fairly slow pace, so we could hardly contain our excitement when we heard this gorgeous OMS Country Boy from Bourgeois' Heirloom Series was on its way to us. Despite featuring a full 25.5" scale length and an OM body shape, the OMS is a 12-fret guitar with a slotted headstock, meaning it looks a little smaller than it actually plays. The sound, however, is anything but small, with torrefied Adirondack spruce on the top and torrefied maple on the back and sides giving the guitar one of the most open, bright, and loud sounds you'll ever hear out of an OM-sized guitar. Torrefaction brings out the best in the cuts of wood, giving the guitar a vintage, played-in sound from day one, minus the wear and tear.

As part of Bourgeois' Heirloom series, this guitar also features a couple upgrades that separate it from the rest of Bourgeois' guitars. The bracing on the inside, which is also torrefied, has been scalloped for ideal volume, sustain, and a surprising bass response, and the tongue brace has also been removed to allow the top to vibrate as freely as possible. The guitar is also constructed with animal protein glue, which dries harder than synthetic glue and gives the guitar a bit of a bigger and better sound. Included in the price is a Bourgeois hard-shell case.

*Photos from our inventory, actual grain patterns may vary Slightly. Contact us for details.