You can think of the Vintage OM as a smaller version of our Vintage D--or maybe it's the other way around. The OM, you see, is really where it all started. Here's what Dana has to say. "Back in the early 80's I had a great opportunity to work on very many pre-war OMs. Due to their lack of metal neck reinforcement, almost all were totally unplayable. They had probably been so for quite some time, which would explain why, as a group, they appeared to be in otherwise spectacular condition. In spite of appearances, however, most of these guitars didn't sound as good one would expect. Over time I found that stabilizing the rigidity of the neck and setting it to the proper complimentary angle--relative to the degree of flexibility of the top (or it's present state of deterioration, in some cases--could transform a ho-hum OM into a monster. Remember, these are small guitars. I found that the best OMs can sound almost as big as a dreadnought, but you've got a much narrower window in which to make all the parts work as a unit"
Other specifications include:
Bearclaw Italian Spruce Cocobolo Wood Rosette Figured Koa Body Binding Black/Maple Top Border w/Back and Side Purfliing Multicolor Herringbone Backstrip Mahogany Square Head with Diamond Head Shape Ziricote Head Veneer Bourgeois Logo Head Inlay 14 fret Ebony Fretboard 1 3/4" Nut Width Black Fretboard Binding Tor-Tis pickguard Ebony Belly Bridge with 2 5/16 Spacing Dana Bourgeois Signature Label Waverly Nickel Tuners with Snakewood Buttons Hide Glue Deep Body Bone Pins Hard Case #7156
For more information about the Bourgeois OM Wood Deluxe, please contact us at 314-781-7500.