Bourgeois LDBO-14 "The Standard", Sinker Mahogany & Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce


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From its Aged Tone Adirondack spruce soundboard to its sinker mahogany back and sides, to the beautifully-inspired vintage 'burst, this L-DBO lives up to Bourgeois' tagline of "iconic depression-era tone and vibe". The Aged Tone treatment cuts down on the "break-in" period, giving the player the benefit of the wide Adi dynamic range but with the nuance and warmth typically only gained through years of playing. Sinker mahogany offers a similar benefit, adding nuance to the tonewood's punchy, woody tone. The L-DBO sits between a standard 00 and 000, with a slightly shorter 25" scale. The model is Dana's personal favorite, and if you're not already a convert to the design, this little powerhouse will do the trick. It sports an unusually large soundhole for its size, and narrow, 1/4” top bracing which combine to produce unusual power and presence in such a small package.

  • Model/body: L-DBO
  • Top: Aged Tone Adirondack spruce
  • Back and sides: Sinker mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Madagascar rosewood
  • Bridge: Madagascar rosewood
  • Pins: Ivoroid
  • Saddle: Drop-in, compensated
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Rosette: Single ring ivoroid on end
  • Purfling: Black/ivoroid on end/black
  • Headstock veneer: Ebony
  • Brace pattern: Aged Tone torrefied X
  • Scale length: 25"
  • Nut width: 1-23/32"
  • String spacing: 2.2"
  • Lower bout: 14-3/4"
  • Serial number: 9468
  • Year of build: 2022
  • Case: Hardshell


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Bourgeois LDBO-14 "The Standard", Sinker Mahogany & Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce
Dana's favorite model, the L-DBO sits between the 00 and 000, with an enlarged soundhole and 1/4" torrefied top bracing, giving it outsized power and presence
"The Standard" series guitars feature Aged Tone Adirondack spruce and sinker mahogany, for vintage, played-in tone in a new guitar
A Madagascar rosewood and bridge and ivoroid binding and rosette add a perfect touch to this depression era-inspired sunburst finish

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Bourgeois Guitars

Dana Bourgeois has been a prominent force in the modern revival of the acoustic guitar every step of his career. 

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