While many boutique guitar builders rely solely on time-tested body shapes borrowed from the '30s, Bourgeois introduces something altogether original with the JOMT. Somewhere in between the size of an OM and a Dreadnought, the JOMT retains the balance of the OM, but with much greater presence, a more robust voice, and a greater dynamic range. While its sound is big and more than capable of jumping across the room, the JOMT sits comfortably on your lap thanks to a tighter waist and thin body.
This Bourgeois JOMT Custom (serial #8508) features an "Aged Tone" Torrefied Adirondack Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. Although the JOMT body may be new and fresh, it features a prewar-appropriate 1-3/4" nut width and a comfortable modified V neck profile. Its tone is powerful and inspiring, but it remains impressively balanced across the register. It is warm and full sounding with a huge dynamic range, but it doesn't lack treble detail, and its bass presence is never overpowering.
- Top: Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce (Torrefied)
- Back & Sides: Striped Honduran Mahogany
- Scale Length: Long, 25.4"
- Nut: 1-3/4" bone
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Fingerboard Binding: Tortoise w/ Black/White Purfling
- Bridge: Ebony
- Saddle: Bone drop-in, 2-5/16" saddle
- Peghead Veneer: Ziricote
- Peghead Binding: Tortoise w/ Black/White Purfling
Dana Bourgeois has been building guitars for over 40 years, and he is known as one of the foremost authorities on the voicing, selection, and utilization of fine acoustic tonewoods. This JOMT Custom is an excellent example of Dana's build philosophy and attention to detail.