Patron of the Luthier's Art
About Pantheon Guitars
Pantheon Guitars was formed in October, 2000 to promote and support the guitar makers trade. Founder and CEO, Patrick Theimer and luthier, Dana Bourgeois began this endeavor with the objective of building and distributing guitars designed by some of the world's most sought after guitar builders. The first guitars produced in the shop were Bourgeois guitars. These were followed by the new CFox Guitars designed in collaboration with luthier Charles Fox. With the support of Pantheon, Dana Bourgeois and six fellow craftsmen are working together doing what they do best - creating, designing and advancing the dynamics of fine acoustic guitars. All guitars bearing the Pantheon Guitars label are handcrafted in their entirety, one at a time, in their shop in Lewiston, Maine. Each carries the signature, experience and pride of the originating luthier and represents a level of quality that players and enthusiasts alike have come to expect from today's leading craftsmen.
Dana Bourgeois' career began when he built his first guitar
in his dorm room at his alma mater Bowdoin College in Maine.
From there, using the knowledge he gained primarily from
repair work on guitars, he launched into lutherie on a
full-time basis in 1978. His first experience with a more
extensive production approach came after he received a
request from Eric Schoenberg to build an OM cutaway in the
traditional design. This initiated a decade-long partnership
with Mr. Schoenberg, which involved the engagement of Martin
Guitars in the final assembly of guitars with tops Dana had
individually voiced and of a design Dana had personally
established. Over 300 guitars were built in this fashion
bearing the Schoenberg label but carrying the signature of
Dana's design and sound. Dana was then retained by Paul Reed
Smith Guitars in 1990 to spearhead acoustic development for
the PRS organization, and later by Gibson Guitars to assist
in the construction and setup of their new acoustic
production facility in Montana. With this experience and
knowledge behind him, Dana went on to establish his own
small-production company called, appropriately enough,
Bourgeois Guitars in 1995. Prior to joining Pantheon, Dana
and Bourgeois Guitars crafted over 1,000 of the finest
acoustic instruments played by musicians around the world.
Today, Dana is considered to be one of the foremost
authorities in the world on the voicing, selection and
utilization of fine acoustic tonewoods. We are proud to have
Dana leading our production efforts in our Maine shop and
honored to have the opportunity to make his line of
award-winning instruments available to you.
We are proud to have the opportunity to make available to
you our first line of Bourgeois Guitars, the Professional
Series. All guitars are handcrafted in our Maine shop
utilizing the finest tonewoods available and Dana's careful
attention to detail. In addition, each instrument carries our
lifetime warranty. Prices indicated are current list prices
and include a TKL hardshell lined case.
The Professional Series instruments include:
Vintage Dreadnought - the flagship of the line,
these guitars feature an Adirondack spruce top with a
herringbone border, quartersawn Indian rosewood back and
sides, Waverly tuners on a traditional squared headstock,
ivoroid bound body, diamond and square inlays and a deep,
rich vintage sound. Vintage OM - a classic design that
Dana has perfected, these guitars feature an Adirondack
spruce top with a herringbone border, quartersawn Indian
rosewood back and sides, Waverly tuners on a traditional
squared headstock, ivoroid bound body, diamond and square
inlays and incredible balance and power.
Dreadnought Deluxe - competing with the best
vintage guitars available, these guitars feature an
upgraded Adirondack spruce top, premium quartersawn
Indian rosewood back and sides, an abalone top border and
rosette with side purflings, ivoroid bound body with
multi-layered ivoroid bound neck and headstock and gold
Waverly tuners on a traditional squared headstock.
Country Boy Dreadnought - a simpler version of
the Vintage Dreadnought, these guitars feature a Sitka
spruce top, quartersawn mahogany back and sides, tortoise
bound body, Waverly tuners on a traditional squared
headstock and tremendous presence and volume.
Slope D - a true Bourgeois classic, these
sloped-shouldered dreadnoughts feature a Sitka spruce
top, quartersawn mahogany back and sides, sunburst
finish, ivoroid bound body, neck and headstock, Waverly
tuners with ivoroid buttons on a snakehead headstock and
outstanding clarity and projection.
OMC (OM cutaway) - calling back to Dana's
original Soloist design, these guitars feature an
Adirondack spruce top, quartersawn Indian rosewood back
and sides, abalone rosette, curly maple bound body, neck
and headstock, gold Waverly tuners on a traditional
squared headstock and a master-grade performance.
JOMC Thinline (Jumbo OM cutaway) - combining
the lower bout width of a dreadnought with the depth of a
standard OM, these guitars feature a bearclaw Sitka top,
quartersawn Indian rosewood back and sides, ivoroid bound
body, gold Gotoh tuners on a traditional squared
headstock and extensive versatility.
Many options are available, including cutaways,
inlays, wood bindings, Brazilian rosewood, Padauk,
figured mahogany, bearclaw Sitka spruce, Adirondack
spruce, European spruce, curly maple, curly walnut and
other fine tonewoods. Please inquire about price and
availability.Please note: left handed option can be
provided for any model without additional charge.
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