When Bourgeois introduced our Aged Tone guitar series a few years ago, the acoustic world was quick to take note the virtues of torrefied top wood, and the vintage sound and appearance it gave our guitars. Now we are taking torrefaction a step further, and we are excited to introduce our Aged Tone Fully Torrefied guitars.
Torrefaction at its simplest definition is ” a process by which wood is heated in a controlled environment, cooking off the volatiles—the oils, sugars, and resins that naturally vacate the wood but only after many decades of drying.” We’ve found that it makes new wood sound and act like old wood, allowing us to add a major element of that old, vintage tone to our new guitars.
While the Aged Tone guitars have proven the difference torrefaction makes on the top, a fine guitar is more than just its top wood. With our Aged Tone Fully Torrefied Guitars, we’ve brought the process to the rest of the guitar – back, sides, neck, braces and bridge plate. The result is a guitar that is one step closer to the sound and look of vintage instruments, with increased sustain and responsiveness.
Model- D Large Soundhole - Fully Torrefied
Aged Tone Finish and Braces( BK bracing)
Hide Glue construction
Top- Aged Adirondack Spruce
Rosette- Large Soundhole Ivoroid
Body Binding- Ivoroid
Purling- Vintage Style Herringbone Border w/back purling
Head Veneer - Madagascar Rosewood
Fret Board - Ebony
Nut Width 1 23/32
Fretboard Binding - Ivoroid
Inlay - None
Bridge- Ebony Belly with 2.2 Spacing
Tuners Waverly Nickel with Oval Buttons