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Matt



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:22 pm    Post subject: NGD Reply with quote

New (actually used) guitar day!

1998 Bourgeois Country Boy with a Bearclaw Sitka Top.






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Murr



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice.
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Matt



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I've been on the hunt for a good Mahogany Dred. Found it.
Like a lot of Dana's dreds, it ain't the loudest, but man is it balanced and sweet.


My 6 toed cat Django approves!
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Dogbear



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2005 Brazilian Rosewood adi topped version of the same guitar. It has some upper and lower bout quilting on a very nice straight grained adi top.









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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you that they are not that loud, but are well balanced and very well made.







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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back is mahogany?
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Dogbear



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Bourgeois Country Boy basic guitar is sitka and mahogany. From there you can add upgrades. The BR is a Custom Country Boy Deluxe. Matt's guitar may be a standard or a deluxe, you have to check the label inside as you can't tell from the picture.

Catalog with upgrades...

http://www.pantheonguitars.com/Bourgeois%20Retail%20Price-Jan%202011.pdf

Bourgeois website.

http://www.pantheonguitars.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is an older guitar when it was the "Ricky Skaggs The Country Boy" model. It's got the old pre-pantheon label with Skagg's signature on it.

Mine is D18 specs. Sitka/Mahogany with Dana's asymmetrical top bracing.


This guitar was built the same year and is identical to mine. Even has a sound clip.

http://artisanguitars.com/1998-bourgeois-ricky-skaggs-country-boy-dreadnought-bearclaw-sitka-spruce-mahogany/

Here's a 99 with a sound clip.

http://www.dreamguitars.com/preowned/bourgeois/bourgeois_country_boy_ricky_skaggs_201096/bourgeois_country_boy_ricky_skaggs_signature_model_201096.php
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Dogbear



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt, I saw the old label so I knew it was pre-pantheon, but you do have the Martin style headstock, instead of the old Bourgeois style. I have been told that pre-pantheon guitars had more of Dana's "personal" touch than the never ones, but I do not have confirmation. They are located in Maine and are about 40 miles from one of my sister company's in our U.S. banner. Since I most likely will be going up this summer for work, I am going to try and visit the factory. I'll take some pictures when I go. While not up to the sound level of some of the other "boutique" guitars that I own, it is certainly well made with a flawless finish. Like yours, I'm sure that not much stands up against it in most guitar shops.
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Matt



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AFAIK, Dana never used the paddle headstock on Dreds.

I have a '96 SD240 (EIR/Adi) that Dana built specifically for Norman Blake that has the old 'paddle' headstock. Norman kept it a few years and traded it (just like he does pretty much every guitar) at Curtis McPeake's place. It ended up the road at Gruhn where I bought it. It has a letter from Norman with it.
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Dogbear



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
AFAIK, Dana never used the paddle headstock on Dreds.


You may very well be right. I thought that I had seen one in the past but it might have been one of his OM models.

Like to see some pictures of the '96 SD240.....
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Matt



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



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Dogbear



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, I'd like to see a picture of that EIR back. What does it sound like?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recorded this with a Zoom H4 handheld recorder...but it gives you an idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQXe1NXe26Y
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, sounds great.....
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