Podcast 333: Dana Bourgeois

“Everything flows from the music.” – Dana Bourgeois

What happens when one of the world’s most-loved domestic boutique acoustic guitarmakers joins forces with an expansive Chinese instrument maker? On this week’s Fretboard Journal Podcast, we talk about just that with Dana Bourgeois, founder of Bourgeois guitars. We hear about how Bourgeois’ partnership with Eastman Instruments transpired back in 2019, how the two companies currently collaborate on projects and even get the scoop on some soon-to-be-released instruments that Dana is designing. Lastly, we learn about the new transcontinentally-crafted Touchstone Series guitars, designed and voiced by Dana’s Maine-based team, but also constructed overseas. The result is an affordable take on the kind of The FJ is proudly offering a Touchstone OM prototype for sale on August 16, 2021 via this link.

Recorded June 10, 2021 via Zoom (sorry for the occasionally glitchy audio).

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This episode is sponsored by Mono Cases, Folkway Music and Retrofret Vintage Guitars.

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