Adirondack spruce, also known as Eastern Red Spruce, was the legendary topwood used on most pre-war American-made guitars. Properly sawn, Adirondack is much stiffer than Sitka and Engelmann spruce, both along and across the grain. This allows builders to make thinner, lighter tops, resulting in lightning-quick response with power to spare. The Bourgeois Vintage D comes standard with Adirondack Spruce.
The Indian Rosewood of this guitar is very special, with rich straight grain flowing up and down the back. Rosewood provides a deep, extended low end when compared to mahogany and certainly shines when combined with Adirondack top.
The result is a Vintage D that is very loud and extremely well balanced. The low end is clear, distinct and incredibly powerful, without sacrificing the strong high end.
- Top: Eastern Adirondack Red Spruce
- Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood
- Headstock Overlay: Ziricote
- Fretboard: 14 Fret Ebony
- Neck: Mahogany w/Matte Finish
- Rosette: B/W Fiber
- Body Binding: Ivoroid
- Purfling: Vintage Herringbone
- Backstrip: Zipper
- Head Shape: Square
- Freatboard Binding: Black
- Pickguard: Vintage Style
- Bridge: Ebony Belly
- Tuners: Waverly Nickel
- Ivoroid Pins
- Ivoroid Butt Wedge and Heel Cap
- Nut Width: 1 23/32″
- Scale: 25.4″