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The 12 Fret design places the soundhole closer to the waist of the guitar and locates the bridge at the widest part of the lower bout, where it can most efficiently drive the top. This throwback design allows maximum power with minimum playing eff...
"Instead, it appears LaMontagne is now playing a Bourgeois DS-260. Our first tipoff was the slothead (the Martins Ray was playing have flat headstocks) and our second tipoff was the slope-shouldered nature of the guitar. Just to make sure we weren’t being deceived, we checked out the Bourgois website and sure enough, they confirm that LaMontagne is playing a Bourgois DS-260." Read more: http://www.fretbase.com/blog/2010/09/ray-lamontagne-switches-to-bourgeois-guitar-for-recent-performances-video/#ixzz46sSjrv6Cmore
The 12 Fret design places the soundhole closer to the waist of the guitar and locates the bridge at the widest part of the lower bout, where it can most efficiently drive the top. This throwback design allows maximum power with minimum playing effort, while affording a loose, open quality to the sound. Based on our popular Slope D outline, the Slope D 12 Fret is an old-timey flatpicker’s delight, and equally friendly to fingerpickers. A great choice for country blues, and a wide variety of other traditional playing styles.
The deep, rich tone is enhanced by a red spruce "Adirondack" top and Indian rosewood sides and back. The DS-260 has a traditional slot head 12 fret design with Waverly 3 on Plate tuners and ivoroid buttons. The herringbone style rosette and matching herringbone backstrip sets it apart from the rest of our line. With Ivoroid body binding and a vintage style celluloid pickguard. Options are available including Brazilian rosewood, mahogany, walnut, Honduran rosewood and Madagascar rosewood as well as a variety of top woods.
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