“Everything flows from music.” – Dana Bourgeois
What happens when one of the world’s most popular boutique acoustic guitar makers teams up with a major Chinese instrument maker? In this week’s Fretboard Journal Podcast, we’re talking about exactly that with Dana Bourgeois, the founder of Bourgeois Guitars. We hear how Bourgeois partnered with Eastman Instruments in 2019, how the two companies are currently collaborating on projects, and even receive some upcoming instruments that Dana is developing. Finally, we learn more about the new transcontinentally manufactured Touchstone series guitars, designed and tuned by Dana’s Maine-based team, but also built overseas. The result is an affordable version of the kind of The FJ is proud to offer a Touchstone OM prototype for sale on August 16, 2021 via this link.
Recorded June 10th, 2021 via Zoom (sorry for the occasional buggy audio).
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