Professional Series


Short Scale Slope D 

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In 2007 we introduced a Short 25" scale version of our popular 25.5" scale Slope D.  With all the warm, sweet, full tone and relaxed playability you'd expect from a vintage short scale instrument but with the balance and note to note clarity found on all Bourgeois guitars.  

Standard materials include an adirondack spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and ebony fretboard, headstock and bridge, trimmed everywhere (body, fretboard, headstock and rosette) with ivoroid binding. To complement the theme, our original Bourgeois snakehead-style peghead is graced with ivoroid-buttoned Waverly tuners.

Beginning in 2012, the Slope D comes standard with a natural top and our sunburst, famously sprayed by Dana Bourgeois himself,  is available as a custom option. We treat our sunbursts like just another piece of wood--no two are exactly the same, and that's the way we like it. Sometimes we are influenced by the colors and textures of the top or back; sometimes we want to de-emphasize a distracting feature in an otherwise outrageous top; sometimes we're after a vintage vibe. Sometimes we're just going for a cool burst!  


  We seem to make more variations on the Slope D than any other model. Frequently requested options include natural finish, square headstock, Sitka spruce top, and rosewood, koa or walnut back and sides. With a guitar as versatile as the Slope D you can have it almost any way you like.

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.

OPTIONS:  The Dana Bourgeois sunburst is optional.  

Also available:   Square head Version  at no extra charge.

These guitars are available at one of our fine retailers.

Feature Description
Body Style Dreadnought
Head Style Snakehead or Square head 
Nut Width 1 23/32"
Top Adirondack Spruce
Rosette Fiber / Ivoroid
Back and Sides Mahogany
Backstrip Black Line
Body Binding Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding Ivoroid
Fretboard Inlay Tiny Dots
Headstock Binding Ivoroid
Headstock Veneer Ebony
Bridge Ebony Belly Bridge
Tuners Nickel Waverly / Ivoroid Buttons
Finish Natural /Sunburst optional
Options 1 3/4" nut and 2 5/16" belly bridge.

No extra charge for Square head/ Ziricote veneer.  Custom sunbursts are additional charge - Inquire.

Additional features  25" Scale Length.  





Page last updated: April 4, 2012