Bourgeois OM Country Boy Custom | Mahogany & Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce

$5,165
SKU: 008134

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Mahogany has a quick velocity of sound, relatively lightness of weight, and noticeable midrange overtone attenuation. As a result, mahogany guitars have their own sound. Warm, dry, woody, not particularly complex, but direct, lively, and famously easy to record.

Mahogany guitars are often looked at as poor cousins of rosewood guitars, but we politely disagree, dressing the Country Boy in classic appointments such as ebony fretboard and bridge, wooden rosette, tortoiseshell binding and nickel Waverly tuners. We also consider it worthy of the same diamond volute that we use on the back of our Vintage Dreadnought peghead. In addition to selecting only the finest quartersawn and matched South American mahogany backs and sides, the Country Boy OM is appointed with an Adirondack spruce top (Sitka spruce is a popular option for this model).

When Ricky Skaggs suggested the name “Country Boy” for our mahogany dreadnought, we all fell on the floor. We still wonder where he got such a great idea for a name!  Admittedly, depending on which Body Style is used with this traditional combination of spruce and mahogany, you can get pretty far removed from anything remotely “country” in look and sound.   Over the years we have considered changing the name but we can’t, it was a gift!

Specs: 

Top: Aged Tone Torrefied Adirondack Spruce
Back & Sides: Mahogany
Scale Length: 25.5″
Rosette: Wood Rings
Backstrip: Black Line
Endpiece Inlay: Body Wood
Body Binding: Tortoise
Purfling: Black/Maple Top Border
Head Shape: Mahogany Square Headstock
Head Veneer: Ebony
Head Inlay: Mother of Pearl Bourgeois Logo
Head Binding: Tortoise with Black/White Purfling
Fretboard Wood: 14 Fret Ebony
Fretboard Inlay: Short Pattern Vintage Style Dots
Fretboard Binding: Tortoise with Black/White Purfling
Nut Width: 1-3/4″
Heel Cap: Ebony
Tuners: Waverly Nickel
Bridge: 2-5/16″ Ebony Traditional
Pins: Ebony
Pickguard: Celluloid
Pickup: None
Label: Standard
Glue: Animal Protein
Neck Finish: Gloss
Headstock Finish: Gloss
Body Finish: Standard
Top Color: Natural
Bracing: Aged Tone Torrefied Bracing
Case: Hardshell Case