If you are planning a trip to
Maine, we would love to show you around the shop. We
don't sell guitars at the shop but the tour is inspiring, fun and
educational. We are located about a 1/2 hour from Portland in the
quaint town of Lewiston. Our tours are
typically offered once monthly on a Friday. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
and ask us for the date of the next tour.
Here's a letter we received from
a Bourgeois player who recently toured the shop. He says:
Thank you so much for setting up the tour. It
was as interesting a two hours as I have had in some time.
Interesting and impressive.
I could ask all the questions I wanted, handle the rough sawn
sets of backs and sides and tops which I was delighted to do, imagining
what those precious boards would look like assembled together.
I took away the distinct impression of extreme industry, the
highest attention to every detail and that everyone present was
extremely interested in what they were doing. They seemed proud
of their work and the product coming from the shop.
And Dana was everywhere, exhibiting energy and interest up and down the
line. Before I visited the shop I had wondered how long he could participate
with this hands on approach, insuring that every guitar was
truly a product of Dana Bourgeois. I left the place thinking
this way of conducting business would go on a long time. He is still young
thinking and enthused.
Just before I left, I saw Dana in the sanding
room, wearing a respirator, buffing out a guitar body. The Tour
guide, James, said Dana buffs out every guitar, joins the neck to
the body on every guitar, and of course he voices every top.
All nice to know from the prospect of the potential buyer.
It was truly an exciting experience which surprised me somewhat. I wasn't
expecting to be quite so enthused. It makes me appreciate my new
Dana Bourgeois OM even more. When I take it out of it's case to play,
I make a point of looking it, all over, before I begin to play
so that I can more fully appreciate this exquisite instrument.