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2014 Bourgeois Tony Rice Tribute, Brazilian Rosewood/Adirondack Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Bourgeois
Product Year
2014
Model
Tony Rice Tribute Dreadnought
Serial #
6865
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1028
Condition
Mint
Body Type(s)
Large, Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Adirondack (Red)
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
V - Soft
Bridge
Ebony
Top Trim
Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
11.375 in
Lower Bout
15.5 in
Body Depth Heel
3.875 in
Body Depth Tail
4.75 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.719 in
Nut Width (mm)
43.7 mm
String Spacing
2.188 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.6 mm
Weight
4 lb. 12 oz.
Case
Original - TKL
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Description

Here’s a little piece of recent Bourgeois history that’s got us all excited: Dana’s 2014 Tony Rice Tribute Dreadnought. With Tony’s permission, Dana built this dreadnought as inspired by Tony's 1935 D-28 to sell it in a benefit auction to raise money to help support Tony during his illness. Several years later, and now this Bourgeois TR Tribute is available through Dream Guitars. Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Dana’s Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce on top, enlarged soundhole and drop-in saddle, Waverly tuners, tortoise-style pickguard, herringbone trim.
We were overjoyed to play this guitar. Excellent note clarity from string to string, and a truly effortless setup made this Bourgeois an addictive instrument to play. The middle register appears to have a subtle boost that helps flesh out the voice, and give a bit more color to chords and strumming. Played lightly or hard, the Tony Rice Tribute Dreadnought offers up sustain, clarity, and balance. It’s incredible to find such a masterfully balanced dread, but we’d expect no less from Dana Bourgeois, or indeed any guitar modeled after Tony’s.
A number of guitar giants played this guitar for the 2014 auction, so do follow the links below to check out Bryan Sutton, Chris Eldridge, and others putting it through its paces!


Courtney Hartman: https://youtu.be/O6d1VmdePg8
Jonathan Brown: https://youtu.be/9qIwySx3RtU
Scott Fore: https://youtu.be/MEw-rQertO4
Chris Eldridge: https://youtu.be/pdr-D0Z4fe8
Dana Bourgeois: https://youtu.be/dhcDwiZCSVM
Bryan Sutton: https://youtu.be/I8gyVGx52s4

There are some very special guitars in the world that are created out of respect, love, and appreciation. This is one of those. Luthier Dana Bourgeois wanted to do something to help Tony Rice when he became ill and could not perform. So he took his passion and crafted a tribute guitar based on Tony's 1935 Martin D-28. All of the proceeds from the auction sale went to Tony Rice directly. A great example of how we take care of our own in the music world. This guitar has been played by so many luminaries and is full of nothing but good mojo. Here’s a chance for someone to hold in their arms something truly rare and amazing.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.719 in
STRING SPACING 2.188 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ADIRONDACK (RED),
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Here’s a little piece of recent Bourgeois history that’s got us all excited: Dana’s 2014 Tony Rice Tribute Dreadnought. With Tony’s permission, Dana built this dreadnought as inspired by Tony's 1935 D-28 to sell it in a benefit auction to raise money to help support Tony during his illness.
 

There are some very special guitars in the world that are created out of respect, love, and appreciation. This is one of those.
 
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