Dana Bourgeois has been designing and building acoustic guitars for over a quarter of a century. He has often lectured on the subject, and has also written several influential articles on various aspects of
the guitar building art, most notably about tonewoods, and
about the voicing and bracing of acoustic guitars.
Click on the links below to read
Dana's articles, reprinted here through the kind permission of the
Tonewoods" - March / April 1994, Acoustic Guitar
Steel String Guitar - Transcription of Dana's lecture at the
1990 Guild of American Luthiers convention. Reprinted
from American Lutherie magazine. "This
is perhaps the strongest article ever published in American Lutherie
about voicing the top and bracing of the steel string guitar. The
fall-out from this piece has been very wide spread." Editor,
"Still Voicing, Still Dreaming"
- Spring 2000 issue of
Touches" - Fall 2004 issue of Frets
magazine. Read Dana's article on the finishes he uses on