Known for tonal excellence, meticulous craftsmanship, and top-notch materials, Bourgeois guitars have played a prominent role in the American steel-string guitar renaissance for more than two decades, helping shape acoustic music’s most recent rise in popularity.
Bourgeois guitars, are still made in Lewiston Maine. Dana currently leads a team of a dozen or so highly skilled guitar makers. Working in a former textile mill constructed in the 1850s, they build about 400 instruments each year.
And while Dana Bourgeois could easily stick to his proven formulas, he’s constantly looking for the next challenge. It’s a fair bet that future plans do not include abandonment of this lifelong quest to build a better guitar every day.