stands for Jumbo OM. The JOM is an original body style developed by Dana in the late 80's, in response to players' requests for a mid-sized guitar having the balance and clarity of an OM--but with a bigger presence.
The idea was simple: Start with the OM outline, enlarge it a bit, play around with the
curves and deepen the sides. The result is a wonderfully versatile guitar; larger than an OM, smaller than a Dreadnought, capable of handling almost any playing style you can imagine, and equally capable
of operating in solo or ensemble situations.
If you need one guitar to convincingly cut a variety of styles--on stage, in the studio, or just around the house--it's hard to think of a more useful guitar than our standard
JOM. Or you can take advantage of the JOM's versatility in a completely different way. In Adirondack spruce and rosewood, the
a killer flatpicking guitar (and it's a lot easier for some people to get their hands around than a Dreadnought); cedar and walnut transform the
JOM into a woody, sustaining Celtic player's dream. Or if you need a flattop guitar that can punch out swing rhythm and fat melody, it's hard to beat a
JOM in Engelmann spruce and curly maple.
To deliver a vintage look, we select only the highest grade of East Indian
rosewood, perfectly matched and quartered with tight, straight grain and
darker-than-average color. (Though Brazilian rosewood isn't a standard
feature, it is our most popular custom upgrade). To round out the visual
package, the JOM Vintage also features herringbone top trim, ivoroid
body binding, slotted squares and diamonds inlay, vintage tortoiseshell
pickguard, vintage-style top toner, and nickel Waverly tuners.
a video of Custom Very Vintage JOM in Madagascar . Varnish
& Hide Glue. We built for Bob Minner (Tim McGraw Band)
Except as noted, all
Bourgeois models include the following features:
25.5" Scale Length, One piece Mahogany Neck, Bone Nut
& Saddle, Ebony Fretboard & Bridge, High Gloss Body and
Satin Neck Finish, Mother of Pearl Bourgeois headstock inlay,
Bourgeois Premium Tortoiseshell style pickguard, Ivoroid Bridge and
End Pins, Deluxe Hardshell Case and a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
A variety of optional tonewoods, appointments, hardware and finishes
are also available.