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Old 09-27-2023, 09:40 AM
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I played a Bourgie slope dread very similar to this one at the Fret Board Summit. It was my favorite guitar of the show. It was listed at $13,000.

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Old 09-27-2023, 09:56 AM
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I'd choose the Bourgeois. My Bourgeois has been my main player for many years despite owning a couple of Martins.

And, while that flamed neck is lovely, the sunburst on that Martin is, umm, well... not my favorite.
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That D-28 looks pretty special.
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Tough one. Both would be great.

Id probably lean towards the Martin if it were me....
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Old 09-28-2023, 12:12 PM
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I'd get the Bourgeois. I've never played a bad one (not that I've played hundreds) and you already have a Martin that you like.
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I agree that if the Martin was an HD-28, I would pick it.
If the Bourgeois has scalloped bracing, I would pick it.
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Old 09-28-2023, 01:46 PM
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Iíve owned Martin 000-28VS, 000-17SM, HD 28, Santa Cruz D PW

Currently only playing a DSS-17

Iíve found I like 1 3/4Ē nuts 25.5Ē scales and full bodied guitars.

Iíve never played a Bourgeois but the slope D are recently very attractive to me

Iím also a sucker for the Martin sound and this flame neck is killing me. Iíve also never played Adi before.

Iím looking at these two.


https://reverb.com/item/67814432-bou...-2003-sunburst


https://reverb.com/item/66264172-mar...-mahogany-neck
Luckily it isn't my call.

The Bourgeois looks delightful, but their necks simply don't suit me.

I'm sure the Martin would give you that "martin" sound, but , (personal feeling) I don't care for that "sudden" sunburst.
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Old 09-28-2023, 02:03 PM
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That Martin neck is something else- wow. Super cool and tempting- HOWEVER, I wouldn't be able to deal with the sunburst asymmetry.

So if it was one of those guitars or the other, I'd go with the Bourgeois. But I also wouldn't buy the Bourgeois without playing it (or a bunch of them to know whether the general "thing" they have works for you/me).
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