For decades, the D Vintage has remained a cornerstone of the Bourgeois line. With this model, Bourgeois combines vintage aesthetic with modern innovations such as a dual-action truss rod and their proprietary detachable neck joint. The D Vintage is designed to resemble prewar relics in sound, feel, and looks, while maintaining an unparalleled level of playability. Vintage inspired, professional approved.
This D Vintage (#7612) was made in 2017, and it features an Adirondack Spruce top and East Indian Rosewood back and sides. Bourgeois' specialty is their hands-on approach to top bracing. Through refined methods of brace carving and tap tuning, Bourgeois hand voices each top individually to optimize its tonal capability and bring out its own unique character. While the results are impressive when the guitar is brand new, the sound is amazing after it is played in for a few years. This 2017 D Vintage has big, bold voice with cutting highs balanced by a full mid-range and thundering bass. Throughout, it has a complex sound with a touch of natural reverb.
As far as playability is concerned, this D Vintage was built to deliver night after night. It has Bourgeois' standard 1-23/32" nut width—more room to get around than 1-11/16, but not as much of a stretch as 1-3/4. The hand-shaped Modified V neck shape feels vintage-inspired, but it's comfortable and fast. Plus, this D Vintage has a nice, approachable setup. You can dig in for flat-picking, but the action remains low enough for delicate fingerpicking or intricate chord voicings up the neck.
The previous owner installed an LR Baggs Lyric pickup, so this D Vintage is ready for the stage or the studio. It also has a strap button installed on the heel. Cosmetically, this Bourgeois is incredibly clean for a 2017. Although you can definitely tell it's a used guitar, it is free of scratches, dings, scuffs, or really anything worth mentioning. All in all, this is a great-sounding dreadnought in excellent condition, and guess what? It includes its original hardshell case and a denim Bourgeois hat.
- Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
- Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
- Rosette: Black/White
- Purfling: Vintage Style Herringbone Border w/ Back Purfling
- Head Veneer: Ziricote
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Tuners: Waverly Nickel
- Pickguard: Vintage
- Top Color: Natural
- Nut Width: 1-23/32"
- Scale Length: Long
- Head Binding: None
- Body Binding: Ivoroid
- Fretboard Inlay: Long Pattern Abalone Slotted Squares & Diamonds
- Fretboard Binding: Black