12 of 12 made, Serial # 2365. Built in very limited numbers, Archtops built by Dana Bourgeois are uncommonly rare things. A gorgeously made instrument, this guitar features highly figured maple back and sides, spruce top, and ebony fittings. The sunburst is deep and rich, highlighting the beauty of the tonewoods beautifully. Hand made bound ebony pickguard and tailpiece, ebony bridge and fingerboard, simple white/black purflings, and tortoise-celluloid bindings.

17” cut-away body with 3” sides, X braced top, figured maple neck, gold Schaller tuning machines. 1-23/32 nut width, C-carved neck, 25.5” scale.

The limited run of 12 LC4 archtops were the predecessors to Bourgeois’ model A-350 Archtops. A total of 33 A-350’s were built, including these first 12 LC4-labeled guitars. They are as rare as they are beautiful.

Set-up with Thomastic Jazz Flatwound 12’s the guitar has a mellow and warm voice that’s fabulous for comping and smooth playing. With round-wound phosphor bronze strings the dynamics are expanded and the instrument’s more aggressive side shows itself. Single note runs are lively and full, balance is excellent, and the mid-range is warm.

With original hardshell case.

Shipping into the USA?

Sending this guitar to a US address is easy to do, and there are no import fees, taxes, or duties to pay when it arrives. We take care of everything involved in shipping – all you have to do unpackage the instrument when it arrives and play!

Questions? Email us anytime, or call us toll-free at 1-855-772-0424.

We are located in Canada. US prices are approximate. Please contact us for current US pricing.

Folkway Music

Folkway Music

Original Hard
Folkway Music
Waterloo, ON
8:34 AM
Folkway is open from 11 AM to 6 PM Tuesday to Friday, and from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday.

Folkway Music accepts Visa, Mastercard, money order, bank transfer, or cash.

Folkway Music ships internationally. On applicable instruments, we'll help acquire the CITES permits that may be needed as quickly as possible. We most frequently use FedEx, but can arrange to ship with any carrier, at a customers request.

Folkway Music offers a 48 hour approval period. We will refund your payment if you are not 100% satisfied with your instrument. All shipping costs are non-refundable, however, and are the responsibility of the purchaser.