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2008 Bourgeois Vintage OM Lefty

Serial # 004599. Dana Bourgeois has always been a proponent of the OM, and has been crafting some of the finest modern OMs since building the Martin/Schoenberg instruments in the late 1980's. His recent guitars continue to be finely crafted, excellent sounding instruments, with design elements evolving from 25 years of building.

This lefty Vintage OM features an Adirondack Red spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, finely scalloped braces, and pre-war inspired appointments. Herringbone purflings, Ivoroid bindings, zig-zag back strip, and pyramid bridge dress up the instrument nicely, along with a tortoise-celluloid bevel-edged pickguard, and Waverly tuners. Gloss lacquer finish, slotted diamond fingerboard inlays, and Ivoroid pins finish things off.

The guitar is in pretty much as-new condition, but shows the very faintest signs of being used on the first few frets. Set up was done here by our lefty repair tech and the guitar plays gorgeously. It has a very forward voice, with incredible volume and power. Treble strings are in perfect balance with the big-sounding basses, and this guitar is as competent a flatpicker as it is played fingerstyle. Quite a winner in all categories, by our account. 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" nut.

With original hardshell case

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