2003 Bourgeois COUNTRY BOY

$2,995

  • Year: 2003
  • Manufacturer: Bourgeois
  • Model: COUNTRY BOY
  • Case: Original Hard
  • Color: Natural
  • Condition: Mint

Dead Mint Condition

Mahogany has a quick velocity of sound, relatively lightness of weight, and noticeable midrange overtone attenuation. As a result, mahogany guitars have their own sound. Warm, dry, woody, not particularly complex, but direct, lively, and famously easy to record.
Mahogany guitars are often looked at as poor cousins of rosewood guitars, but we politely disagree, dressing the Country Boy in classic appointments such as ebony fretboard and bridge, wooden rosette, tortoiseshell binding and nickel Waverly tuners. We also consider it worthy of the same diamond volute that we use on the back of our Vintage Dreadnought peghead. In addition to selecting only the finest quartersawn and matched South American mahogany backs and sides, the Country Boy Dreadnought is usually appointed with an Adirondack spruce top, but a Sitka top is very popular option.
When Ricky Skaggs suggested the name "Country Boy" for the Bourgeois mahogany dreadnought, the guys at Bourgeois almost fell on the floor. They still wonder where he got such a great idea for a name!  Admittedly, depending on which Body Style is used with this traditional combination of spruce and mahogany, you can get pretty far removed from anything remotely "country" in look and sound.   Over the years they have considered changing the name but they just can’t - it was a gift!  

All solid carved woods
Sitka Spruce top
Mahogany back and sides
1-piece Mahogany neck
Ebony fretboard and bridge,
Dreadnaught body
25.4" scale
1 11/16" nut width
16" lower bout
Bone nut and saddle
Gold plated open back Waverly tuners with butterbean buttons
Faux tortoiseshell pickguard and binding
Pearl micro dot position markers
Newer hardshell case included