at SoundPure and IBMA ! HERE
Bourgeois Keynote Speaker at ASIA (Association of Stringe
Instruments Artists) Symposium HERE
13 , 2013
Evening with Dana
Bourgeois" at Acoustic Music.org in Connecticut
The Aged Tone Series.HERE.
Guitars visits Nashville - Clinic at Artisan Guitars and
IBMA Showcase! HERE.
Killer restoration complete. Visit this page to see
and hear what it sounds like. HERE.
Bourgeois and Shin Ichikawa partner to restore Bryan
Sutton's Banjo Killer. Follow the Daily Blog.
Bourgeois visits The Music Emporium" for a "Meet
Your Maker" Event. Come and here him wax poetic
on the art of Luthiery!
& Vincent and Rhonda Vincent win big at SPBGMA Awards
Show . HERE.
Home Guitars, Frankfort Illinois host a Free Workshop with Bourgeois
Endorser Bob Minner of the Tim McGraw Band. HERE.
Frets & Friends host a Free Workshop with Bourgeois
Endorser Bob Minner of the Tim McGraw Band. HERE.
Music Grand Opening featuring Bob Minner (Tim McGraw),
Bull Harman and Dale Martin. HERE.
NAMM show pictures. HERE.
Player Scott Fore on the cover of "Flatpicking
Guitar" . HERE
to find us in the News! HERE.
Top Dealers for 2009. HERE
Bourgeois #5000 on the cover of Acoustic Guitar
Scale All Mahogany. HERE
in Show - Nashville NAMM. HERE
Music Clinic HERE
NAMM Show report! HERE
No. 5000. "Victoria" Parlor Style. HERE
the Very Vintage Mahogany. HERE
receives GOLD and BRONZE medal in Player's Choice
Stars Dailey & Vincent take 7 Awards at IBMA. HERE.
endorser and Fingerstyle Guitarist, Donal Clancy Clinic at
Acoustic Music.org. HERE
Guitars at the Nashville NAMM show. HERE
to Lecture at Guild of American Luthiers Convention HERE
Skaggs & The Whites win a GRAMMY for
"Salt of the Earth". HERE
Anaheim NAMM Show. Pictures from the Bourgeois
Guitars and Dailey-Vincent Band at The Vietnam Veteran's
June 21, 2007
Jumbo Cutaway Reviewed in June 2007 "Acoustic
Guitar" magazine. HERE
June 20, 2007
Watson and his Bourgeois guitar. HERE
June 15, 2007
Short Scale Slope D . 25" Scale length. HERE
June 1, 2007
II CD - pre-order a copy and enter to win a Bourgeois
Country Boy!! HERE
October 23, 2006
Guitars had a great time at this year's IBMA in Nashville.
Serial #4000 Bourgeois guitar and meet the Bourgeois crew
that built it. HERE
||Dana to Guest Lecture for Buffalo Brothers
Guitars "Meet the Masters" Series , March 30,
2006, Carlsbad CA. Learn more HERE.
Family Christmas CD and CMT Special. Learn More
IBMA Winners Announced. Congratulations to Ricky
Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Bryan Sutton and
Cherryholmes. Learn more HERE.
||Keith Sewell and his Country Boy Deluxe
record solo record at Skaggs Family Records in Nashville
TN. Learn more HERE.
||Pantheon Guitars wins a GOLD MEDAL from
"Acoustic Guitar" magazine in the Player's
Choice Awards. HERE
|October 15, 2004
||Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Bryan
Sutton do it again at the 2004 IBMA Awards. HERE
|August 26, 2004
||9/26 Introducing the DS-260 - Bourgeois 12
Fret Slot head Slope D. HERE.
|AUG 14, 2004
||8/14 Bourgeois Guitars available in
Japan through distribution by Rokkomann, Inc. HERE.
|JULY 22, 2004
||7/22 Check out the guitars we brought
to the Nashville NAMM show 2004. HERE.
|FEB 3, 2004
||2/04 Check out Pantheon Guitars at the
Anaheim NAMM show 2004. With pictures of Harvey
Reid, Martin Simpson and more HERE.
|JAN 31, 2004
||1/04 Learn about the new LC6 Presentation Model HERE.
Introduced at 2004 NAMM show.
|OCT 3, 2003
||10/03 Bryan Sutton named "Guitar Player
of the Year" , Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
"Instrumental Group of the Year" IBMA
|SEPT 12, 2003
Congratulations to Jim Frame grand prize winner of a Bourgeois Country Boy Deluxe and MORE . HERE
|JUNE 9, 2003
endorser, Cody Kilby, the fiery young flatpicker with
Ricky Skagg's Kentucky Thunder is featured in Flatpicking
|MAY 30, 2003
Bryan Sutton releases "Bluegrass Guitar" - hear
MP3's featuring the Bourgeois Country Boy. more
|MAY 10th EVENT,
||MAY 10TH MASTER
CLASS. Bourgeois Endorser and
2002 National Flatpicking Champion, Scott Fore teaches a
Master Class. more
|April 12, 2003
||Ricky Skaggs &
Kentucky Thunder on CMT's "Most Wanted Live" and
"Grand Old Opry" this Saturday night April
12th. Tune in and see and hear what they can do with
their Bourgeois guitars!!
|April 10, 2003
||Check out Sean
Watkins' new CD, "26 Miles" and hear is Sean
Watkins model Bourgeois OMC!
|March 7, 2003
New Bourgeois JOMC Deluxe features a Floral inlay pattern
and Madagascar Rosewood
|February 25, 2003
|| Just how many Grammy nominated
CD's was Bourgeois endorser Bryan Sutton on?
|February 24, 2003
|| Bryan Sutton and The Dixie Chicks
LIVE at the Grammy Awards - Sunday February 23rd!
|February 24, 2003
|| Winner picked for Pantheon / LR Baggs
/ Dark Horse Recording Studio contest.
|February 8, 2003
||The Dixie Chicks Perform on Saturday
Night Live. Natalie Maines uses a Bourgeois Slope D!
|Jan. 13, 2003
||Win an I-Beam equipped Bourgeois Guitar
& A Weekend at a Recording Studio!!
|Dec. 16, 2002
New A-350 Acoustic Archtop
|Nov. 29, 2002
||Dana & John visit with Nickel
Creek at the Portland Civic Center.
|Oct. 29, 2002
||How do you pronounce Bourgeois?
|Oct. 11, 2002
||Bryan Sutton's Master Class in GP
|Sept 20, 2002
||More Brazilian Rosewood in the
|June 19, 2002
Bourgeois LC IV Archtop
|June 19, 2002
||Win a Bourgeois Dreadnought at the
Ossippee Valley Flatpicking Contest
|March 22, 2002
Bourgeois D-150 Dreadnought Returns!
|March 15, 2002
||Bourgeois endorser, Ricky Skaggs hosts
Bluegrass Celebration on PBS
and More pickin' party
guitars is honored to be the choice guitar
for some of the biggest players at the 2001
Guitars at the Summer NAMM Show.
Guitars teams with Pantene to support
Pro-Voice Music Competition.
teams with Pantheon Guitars, Introduces New
October 3, 2003
Bryan Sutton named "Guitar
Player of the Year" , Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
"Instrumental Group of the Year" IBMA 2003!
photo shows Ricky at this year's "Fan Fest" giving
away a Bourgeois Country Boy! (click pic for big view)
|The Winners of the 2003 International Bluegrass Music Awards were announced Thursday, October 2nd, at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville, Kentucky.
We would like to congratulate Bourgeois endorsers Ricky Skaggs with his band Kentucky Thunder for being awarded "Instrumental Group of the Year" and endorser Bryan Sutton for his award of "Guitar Player of the Year".
Wow. We are honored that these guys have played and loved our guitars for so long.
Bryan Sutton's Banjo Killer
Ricky Skaggs's personal guitar.
|Greg Boyd, our dealer from the House of Fine Instruments in Missoula Montana attended the ceremony last night and said to me " I don't know why Ricky bothered to sit down, he was called up to the stage so many times last night". Ricky Skaggs received seven nominations with his band Kentucky Thunder. They picked up their fifth win for Instrumental Group of the Year, an award they won in 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2002. Kentucky Thunder banjo player Jim Mills took home his fourth Banjo Player of the Year award.
Master guitar player Bryan Sutton picked up the Guitar Player of the Year award for the second time, his first being in 2000.
Also a big yahoo to Alison Krauss & Union Station for their recording "LIVE", this year's "Album of the Year" and to Dan Tyminski for "Male Vocalist of the Year".
Congratulations to all the many fine artists at IBMA this year, both nominees and winners.
For more information go to www.ibma.org
Sept 12, 2003
|Congratulations to Jim Frame of Jeffersonville, PA! Jim won the Sugar Hill Records, Pantheon Guitars, and D’Addario Strings contest
that supported the new album by Bryan Sutton "Bluegrass
As the grand-prize winner, Jim wins a custom Bourgeois
Country Boy Deluxe, a year-supply of D’Addario strings, a D’Addario T-shirt, and an autographed copy of
We'd also like to congratulate and thank the 10 weekly second-prize winners who took home D’Addario T-Shirts and EXP Strings!
Many thanks to the thousands of folks who entered the
contest. Thanks for helping us to support the
wonderfully talented flat-picker, Bryan Sutton.
MORE ABOUT THE WINNING GUITAR AND SEE PICTURES CLICK HERE!
June 9, 2003
Bourgeois endorser Cody Kilby of Ricky
Skagg's Hot Band, Kentucky Thunder graces the cover of Flatpicking
||We are honored
to announce that the May/ June 2003 issue of Flatpicking
Guitar features a story written by David McCarty on Cody
Kilby. Cody is the lead guitarist in Ricky Skagg's
band. He plays a Bourgeois Brazilian Vintage D equipped
with a L.R. Baggs active I-Beam pickup. You can hear it
on the great new Kentucky Thunder CD
Check out Cody's cover story at http://flatpick.com/
May 30, 2003
Bourgeois endorser Bryan Sutton releases
"Bluegrass Guitar" - hear MP3's featuring the Bourgeois
Bourgeois endorser BRYAN SUTTON has released a second solo CD for Sugar Hill Records, "Bluegrass Guitar". He is joined on this CD by some fine friends, Dennis Crouch, Tim Crouch, Tim O’Brien, and Dave Talbot. The CD features a great collection of traditional Bluegrass tunes along with a tune each by Bryan Sutton, Tim O'Brien and Bela Fleck.
Before he began recording, Bryan was looking for a new mahogany guitar and he and Dana Bourgeois discussed what it was he would like. What they ended up with was the guitar on the cover of Bryan's new CD "Bryan Sutton Bluegrass Guitar". Not only is it on the cover but it is the only guitar used on 11 of the 12 cuts on this great new CD.
to learn more, hear MP3's and find out where to buy.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Bryan Sutton.
Bourgeois Endorser and 2002
National Flatpicking Champion, Scott Fore, teaches a Master Class -
Saturday May 10th.
Bourgeois dealer, Indoor Storm
in Raleigh N.C. is sponsoring a Clinic / Master Class with National Flatpicking Champion Scott Fore on May 10th!
This clinic lasts ALL DAY and starts at 11 AM. Your admisson includes an all day seminar, and Scott's CD and Teaching Workbook.
$50, LIMITED SEATING -- CONTACT Eddie Berman for details and to sign up.
Scott Fore is a World Renowned Acoustic guitar player.
He won 2002 Merle Fest and Winfield Flat Picking Contest.
Scott's study materials include his " Contest Winners" book.
It is a 92 page book with 12 transcriptions of his winning contest arrangements.
playing his arrangement of "Alabama Jubilee" (click
on admission to clinic and then on MP3 Link)
LEARN MORE about Scott
April 10, 2003
Hear Bourgeois guitars on the
fine new CD by Bourgeois endorser, Sean Watkins.
The second record from Nickel Creek guitarist Sean Watkins expands the sound of Nickel Creek’s Watkins-penned single “This Side” further into contemporary alt-pop—departing from the bluegrass-oriented instrumentation of his debut to merge latent jazz and classical influences with forays into keyboards, drum loops, and horns.
Hear the CD and learn more click
here. (Check out the E-Card !)
For more about Sean Watkins and Nickel Creek click on our
Bourgeois Players page here
March 7, 2003
The new Bourgeois JOMC Deluxe -
Floral Inlay and Madagascar Rosewood
|Lewiston, ME – March 7, 2003 – Pantheon Guitars announces
the addition of the Bourgeois JOMC Deluxe to its line of premium
acoustic guitars. The JOMC Deluxe is built by hand in Pantheon's
Lewiston, Maine shop by Dana Bourgeois and his team.
JOM stands for JUMBO OM. The JOMC is an original body style
developed by Dana Bourgeois in the late 80's, in response to
players' requests for a mid-sized guitar with the balance and clarity
of an OM--but a bigger presence. The idea was simple: Start with the
OM outline, enlarge it a bit, play around with the curves, deepen the
sides, then add Dana's trademark cutaway. The result is Bourgeois'
most 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.
The JOMC Deluxe features Madagascar rosewood back and sides, a
figured bearclaw sitka spruce top, triple bound curly maple body, fretboard
and headstock binding, abalone rosette, floral inlay and gold Waverly tuners,
Bourgeois snakehead headstock and side purfling. (List price: $4995.)
MORE INFO & PICTURES - Click Here
Just how many Grammy nominated
CD's was Bourgeois endorser BRYAN SUTTON on?
Bryan Sutton was the guitar player for the Dixie Chicks Grammy winning album "Home". He was also on Joe Nichol's "Man With a Memory" which was also nominated for "Best Country Album".
He was actually the guitar player on 3 of the 5 songs nominated for "Best Country Instrumental Performance":
Dixie Chicks -"Little Jack Slade" (Won the grammy!)
The Cheiftains & Earl Scruggs -" Sally Goodin"
Bela Fleck - "Bear Mountain Hop".
Look for Bryan's new solo recording "Bryan Sutton - Bluegrass Guitar" coming out early summer. He will also be touring with Earl Scruggs and with Tim O'Brien and Hot Rize.
BRYAN SUTTON & NATALIE
MAINES of the Dixie Chicks Play their Bourgeois Slope D Guitars
ON THE GRAMMY SHOW
SUNDAY, FEB 23, 2003.
Congratulations to Steve Earle, Nickel Creek and the Dixie Chicks
on their Grammy Nominations at the 45th Annual Grammy Awards.
We are happy to note that you can hear Bourgeois guitars on all three
The Annual GRAMMY Awards were held at Madison Square Garden in
New York City February 23, 2003.
The Dixie Chicks "Home" won
THREE Grammy Awards including Best Country Album
Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Best Country Instrumental Performance: "Lil' Jack Slade"
Bourgeois endorser Bryan Sutton plays guitar on this album. He
performed with the Chicks live at the Grammy show.
Dixie Chick, Natalie Maines
her new Bourgeois Slope D.
Nickel Creek with Bourgeois endorser Sean Watkins was up for two Grammies for their great CD
"This Side" :
Best Country Instrumental Performance for " Smoothie Song"
Best Contemporary Folk Album.
A Big YaHoo goes out to them for taking home the Grammy for
Best Contemporary Folk Album.
Steve Earle also received a nomination for his latest CD,
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Steve received his Slope D while recording "Jerusalem"
and he told
us that he played it on nearly every cut. He said he never played a new
guitar that sounded so good!
We are so proud to be a part of these great recordings by people
who we believe are making
some of the most exciting and vital music you can hear today. We'd like
to send a great big thank you out to all of them for
playing Bourgeois Guitars!
To learn more about the people who play Bourgeois Guitars
Winner Announced in Pantheon
Guitars, LR Baggs & Dark Horse Recording Studio Contest!
Congratulations to Greg Klaus of Tulsa Oklahoma on
winning The I- Beam equipped Bourgeois Country
Boy and an all expenses paid weekend at Dark Horse Recording Studio
in Nashville! Click here to see what
he won. Our thanks to all of
you who entered for your interest in our guitars.
February 8, 2003
Natalie Maines of the Dixie
Chics and Bryan Sutton BOTH play their Bourgeois Slope D's on
Saturday Night Live.
|The Dixie Chicks performed
two songs on Saturday Night Live this weekend: "Travelin' Soldier" from their great new CD
"Home" and "Sin
Wagon" from "Fly".
They were joined by a stellar band including Bourgeois endorser & amazing flatpicker, Bryan Sutton as well as David Grissom and a host of other fine players.
NATALIE MAINES of the Dixie Chicks played HER new Slope D! The Chicks called us a couple of weeks ago and said they would like a guitar just like Bryan's - and they bought two - a Slope D and a Vintage OM.
Here's what they played Saturday night:
Natalie played a Mahogany Slope D with an Adirondack
Spruce Top. The guitar was set up with B-band UST and AST pickups.
Bryan Sutton sounded great with his Indian Rosewood Slope D
with an Adirondack Spruce top and a LR Baggs Dual Source
Look for the Dixie Chicks next on the 45th Annual Grammy Awards held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The show airs on CBS from 8 - 11:30 p.m. (live in the East, tape delayed in the West) on February 23, 2003.
The Chicks are up for 4 awards including ALBUM OF THE YEAR.
We love the Dixie Chicks and wish them the very best of
everything in the upcoming year.
We were knocked out by their performance Saturday
Night and we wish them the very best in the upcoming year!
To get the latest on the
Chicks CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE to
learn more about the Bourgeois Slope D.
CLICK HERE to learn more
about Bryan Sutton.
January 13, 2003
Pantheon Guitars, LR Baggs, and
Darkhorse Recording Studio in Nashville are teaming up to give away a fantasy recording session
to one lucky guitar player. The package includes a custom Bourgeois guitar with LR Baggs new iBeam Active System and Para DI, a weekend of recording at Darkhorse, use of their house engineer, airfare, accommodations and food. The total package is valued at $9,000.
"This is a fantasy weekend for a guitarist" says LR Baggs Sales Director Ryan Angle. "Darkhorse Recording Studio is in a truly inspiring setting on a 10-acre ranch outside of Nashville and the Bourgeois guitar and iBeam system will give the player a truly amazing guitar to record with". A few of the major artists who have recorded at Darkhorse include Chet Atkins, Vince Gill, Neil
Diamond and Jewel. Check out Darkhorse's website at ww.darkhorserecording.com for pictures and a complete
"who's who" list of artists who have recorded there.
CLICK HERE to learn
more about the Bourgeois Guitar you could win!
December 16, 2002
new Acoustic Archtop - The A-350.
ME – December 16, 2002
- Pantheon Guitars announces the addition of the Bourgeois
A-350 to its line of premium acoustic guitars. The addition of
this model follows the successful launch of the Bourgeois LC
IV, a limited edition of twelve pieces. Like the LC IV, the
A-350 is a carved, cutaway archtop that pairs the exceptional
quality and workmanship of Bourgeois guitars with an
outstanding price. Each piece is built by hand in Pantheon's
Lewiston, Maine shop by Dana Bourgeois and his team of seven
craftsmen. The elegant yet simply appointed, hand crafted
instruments are individually signed by Dana Bourgeois.
Known primarily for
his stellar flattop guitars, Dana built his first archtop in
1982. Although production of these guitars has been limited,
Bourgeois archtops are loved and played by various artists
including Darren Vincent, guitarist with Ricky Skaggs. Dana
says: "I have always loved the sound of the acoustic
archtop -guys like Eddie Lang and Carl Kress pulled great tone
from those guitars. The archtop guitar and modern steel string
guitar have common beginnings and have always influenced the
development of each other. I am really excited about this
guitar because I believe the archtop can offer guitarists one
of the richest tone spectrums available with six
The Bourgeois A-350 Archtop is voiced
and braced to be an acoustic instrument, and at 16 ¾" x
3", it is sized for a balance of tone, power and ease of
playing. Traditional appointments include a solid Premium
Spruce top and solid Premium Curly Maple back and sides. The
instrument features a Bourgeois snakehead headstock and a
three-piece Curly Maple neck. The pickguard, tailpiece and
fretboard are ebony and feature an elegant white purfling
line. A violin colored finish has been applied to the back,
sides and neck, while the spruce top features a fine, violin
style sunburst. Both the body and neck on the A-350 have a
high gloss finish. Gold Schaller tuners with ebony buttons and
a premium hardshell case are also standard appointments. (List
November 29, 2002
& John visit Nickel Creek at the Portland Civic Center.
John Thigpen took this photo: Backstage at the Portland Civic Center, 11-22-02
CLICK ON PHOTO FOR
|Dana Bourgeois & John Thigpen went to the Portland Civic Center on 11/22/02 to see our friends Nickel Creek. John says they were GREAT...and that they received a standing ovation from about 8000 fans.
We are extremely pleased to announce that both Sean Watkins and Chris Thile play Bourgeois Guitars. We built mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile a guitar last year and he loves it. He has been playing it ever since.
Look for solo CD's next year from Chris and Sean. Sean's last solo CD,
Let it Fall, was stellar and he, of course, will be playing his Bourgeois guitars (he recently received an Vintage OM to use for backup) on the new CD due out in the spring. We are also really happy to learn that Chris played his Bourgeois guitar on his new solo recording- we cannot wait to hear it!
October 29, 2002
do you pronounce Bourgeois?
We have to confess that
we have all had trouble trying to pronounce the last name of
our esteemed luthier, Dana Bourgeois. We've been
bugging Dana to come up with a simple phonetic pronunciation.
Dana asked if we would like the French, Acadian, Cajun or
American version....we've decided to pass along the American
This is what we came up with: "BUR-jwah"
with the accent on the first syllable. Any
linguists out there with a better idea, let us know!
We hope this will alleviate the problem
of going in to your favorite shop, pointing to a rack of
guitars and saying, "uh, I want that one."
for it by Name.
October 11, 2002
Sutton gives a Master Class in November's Guitar Player Magazine!
Bourgeois endorser, Bryan Sutton is featured in November's
Guitar Player with a Master Class called Perpetual
Motion. As senior editor, Andy Ellis says: "Bryan Sutton spills the secrets of fast, fluid flatpicking." If you don't know much about this guitar player
who has been touring and recording recently with the Dixie Chicks, Jerry Douglas, Dolly Parton, Bela Fleck and Tim O'Brien, here is a chance to get introduced to him.
To Learn More and to see what Bourgeois guitars Bryan plays check out our
||Check out Bryan's newest
Bourgeois guitar. A figured Mahogany Country Boy with an
Adirondack top. Click here for more pics.
Dana and Bryan at the Nashville NAMM show. Bryan
checking out the Bourgeois Archtop.
September 20, 2002
out the Brazilian Rosewood in our shop.
(Click on photo for large view)
Vintage Dreadnought built for Cody Kilby.
Cody plays with Ricky Skaggs &
This Slope D Dreadnought will be FOR SALE at Buffalo Brothers, Carlsbad,
Slope D. Sold to customer of our dealer, Fretted Instruments in Birmingham, AL
Vintage Dreadnought FOR SALE at Acoustic
Outfitters, Stratham, NH. FINISHED GUITAR
I asked Dana Bourgeois to tell me what he thought about these sets of Brazilian back & sides because
sometimes a picture doesn't really tell the whole story. Here is what he told me:
" These Brazilian sets were very nicely sawn from older, well-seasoned flitches. As a result they are well quartered, well-matched, and incredibly stable. Additionally they have the ideal weight for that classic Brazilian tone--not to heavy, not too light. The overall appearance can be characterized as tightly arrayed pencil-fine black lines against a rich, golden-tan background, underlaid by a subtle curly figure. This is unique, tasty stuff, the likes of which I have never before seen, and do not
expect to see again."
The Bourgeois D-150 is beloved by Ricky Skaggs, Bryan Sutton, Dan Tyminski and a host of other fine guitarists around the country. Brazilian adds to the brilliance of Dana' Vintage Dreadnought. For more on the Bourgeois
D-150, click here.
|(picture shows close-up
of one of the sets)
June 19, 2002
announces the Bourgeois Limited Edition Archtop.
LEWISTON, ME – June
17, 2002 - The Bourgeois Luthier’s Choice IV is a carved,
cutaway archtop at an outstanding price. The edition is
extremely limited, with only 12 pieces available. Each piece
is built by hand in Pantheon’s Lewiston, Maine shop by Dana
Bourgeois and his team of six craftsmen. The simple, yet
elegantly appointed, hand crafted instruments are individually
signed and numbered by the maker.
Known primarily for his stellar
flattop guitars, Dana built his first archtop in 1982.
Although production of these guitars has been limited, Bourgeois
archtops are loved and played by various artists including Darren
Vincent, guitarist with Ricky Skaggs. Dana says: “I
have always loved the sound of the acoustic archtop –guys like
Eddie Lang and Carl Kress pulled great tone from those guitars.
The archtop guitar and modern steel string guitar have common
beginnings and have always influenced the development of each
other. I am really excited about this limited edition
because I believe the archtop can offer guitarists one of the
richest tone spectrums available with six strings!”
The Bourgeois LC IV Archtop is voiced
and braced to be an acoustic instrument, and at 16 ¾” x 3”,
it is sized for a balance of tone, power and ease of playing.
Traditional appointments include a solid Premium Spruce top and
solid Premium Curly Maple back and sides. The instrument
features a Bourgeois snakehead headstock and a three-piece Curly
Maple neck. The simple ebony pickguard and tailpiece match
the inlay-free ebony of the fingerboard. Tortoise body
binding rounds out the look. A violin colored finish has been
applied to the back, sides and neck, while the spruce top features
a fine, violin style sunburst. Both the body and neck on the
LC IV have a high gloss finish. Gold Schaller tuners with ebony
buttons and a premium hardshell case are also standard
appointments. To learn
June 19, 2002
sponsors the Ossipee Valley Flatpicking Contest. Win a
Pantheon Guitars will again be a primary sponsor for the 2nd New England Flatpicking Championship to be held at the Ossipee Valley Bluegrass Festival July
26-28. The winner of the competition will receive a fine, Bourgeois dreadnought, built by hand, less than an hour away, in Lewiston, Maine!
There will be a 2nd chance to win a Bourgeois Guitar when a
Bourgeois OM is raffled off on Sunday!
Held in beautiful Cornish, Maine, the event
is big fun and features some great talent. We had a lot of fun at this festival in 2001. We were happy to award a Bourgeois dreadnought to NE Flatpick Champion, Roy Curry. We also witnessed an amazing jam featuring some great "Guitar gods" including Bourgeois endorser, Bryan Sutton, Denny Breau, J.P. Cormier, Harvey Reid and others. What an earful.
Pantheon is proud to support this tradition of music and family entertainment. Please visit the Festival's website at
for the calendar of events and ticket sales. Come on up. Visit us in our home town and have 2 chances to win Bourgeois Guitar!
March 22, 2002
D-150 Dreadnought Returns!
LEWISTON, ME - March 22, 2002 - The D-150 is a faithful recreation of the Bourgeois Dreadnought played by Bryan Sutton, Ricky Skaggs, Dan
Tyminski, and other bluegrass notables. Featuring Dana's unique, single-scalloped X brace system, Brazilian rosewood back and sides and premium Adirondack spruce top, the D-150 delivers a blend of balance and clarity not usually found in dreadnought style instruments. Appointed with an abalone rosette, ivoroid bound body, fretboard and headstock binding, slotted squares and diamonds inlay, and gold Waverly tuners, the D-150 is priced below most vintage Brazilian/Sitka dreadnoughts, delivering great value as well as great tone. List price: $5995.00.
To learn more and see a picture of the D-150, click here.
March 15, 2002:
endorser, Ricky Skaggs hosts Bluegrass All-Star JAM on PBS.
This has been an
incredible year for Bluegrass and we are so very honored to appear
have our guitars appear on stage in the hands of some of the finest
Bluegrass players on the planet. We also have a special place
in our hearts for Public Televison and thought it worth noting that
PBS is showing a great " Bluegrass All-Star Celebration"
during the month of March. Hosted by Ricky Scaggs (and his
Bourgeois guitar), and featuring the best in the business including
Bourgeois players Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek, and
Dan Tyminski and Ron Block of Union Station . Check
your local listings for air-time. For more on this special
MORE NEWS CLICK HERE
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