For over 45 years, Bourgeois Guitars has combined precise craftsmanship with careful hand voicing to bring guitarists a high-level playing experience.
This Bourgeois 00-12 Custom shows the perfect balance of fine materials, creativity, and top notch workmanship. Its spec sheet is a tall order—a rare combination of intriguing features that would be challenging for any builder. But in this case, Bourgeois delivered an artfully crafted, one-of-a-kind instrument that will inspire your music like no other guitar. Putting this 12-fret through the paces is an experience like no other.
"The Coupe" design combines a shorter 12-fret neck with the square shoulders and dimensions of a 14-fret body. The result makes the nut easier to reach, but it also locates the bridge at the widest section of the lower bout. This drives the top from a more efficient location, so you get more bottom end, quicker response, more openness, and more sustain at lower volumes.
What about woods? How about a reclaimed Redwood top and Figured Aged Tone Maple for the back and sides? We told you the spec sheet was ambitious, and this rare combination of fine tonewoods—plus the unique hand-voiced bracing—produces a balanced sound with warmth and clarity you don't often find on the same guitar. High-end but understated wood binding helps to show off the tonewoods—elegant and refined, but not ostentatious. This is a special guitar!
- Body: 14-Fret 00 w/ 12-Fret Neck
- Top: Redwood
- Back & Sides: Figured Aged Tone Maple
- Scale Length: Short, 25"
- Rosette: 1930's Style Wood
- Backstrip: DB Signature
- Body Binding: Ziricote
- Endpiece Inlay: Ziricote, Matched with Binding Wood
- Purfling: Soloist Style
- Head Veneer: Ziricote
- Head Inlay: Gold Mother-of-Pearl Logo
- Head Binding: Ziricote
- Fingerboard/Bridge: Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlay: Diamonds and Arrows
- Fingerboard Binding: Ziricote
- Nut Width: 1-3/4"
- String Spacing: 2-5/16"
- Heel Cap: Ziricote
- Tuners: Gold Waverly w/ Ebony
- Bridge: Belly Bridge
- Pins: Bone w/ Black Dots
- Pickguard: Tortoise Celluloid
- Glue: Animal Protein
- Finish: High Gloss