Made by hand to the exacting standards of a master builder, the A-500 is one of the finest examples ever of the iconic "jazz box" style electric guitar. It features a solid bookmatched hand-carved fine grain spruce top, hand-carved AAA tiger flame back, and sides, Venetian cutaway, 3 piece tiger flame maple neck with walnut centerstripe, solid ebony fingerboard, pearl headstock logo, fingerboard inlays, and truss rod cover, deluxe 5-ply grained ivoroid body binding, 3-ply neck and headstock binding, bound f-holes and heel, and a solid bone nut. Hardware includes hand machined gold tailpiece with ebony insert; triple-bound ebony finger rest; gold Schaller 16X1 tuners with ebony keys; compensated adjustable ebony bridge. Kent Armstrong floating PAF 12 pole humbucker with volume and tone controls, PUTW Powerstrip soundboard pickup under bridge, stereo endpin jack.
Top-notch materials, expert craftsmanship, and something more... this guitar has a soul. As soon as you pick it up, you won't want to put it down. Only made in limited quantities in 1996, this rare Bourgeois A-555 came to us from a collector and is likely to sell fast. Don't miss out! Take home the A-555 today.
Dana Bourgeois has been building guitars for nearly forty years. He is known around the world for his superb craftsmanship and is considered one of the foremost authorities in voicing, selection and utilization of fine acoustic tonewoods. Dana's reputation as a master luthier has brought people from around the world to his door for a chance to work in his shop. The small, tight knit group of craftspeople working for him are proud of what they do, and produce some of the finest guitars in the world.
Solid premium select spruce top with F-holes
Solid premium flamed maple back and sides
Famed maple neck
The ebony snakehead style headstock
Inlaid Mother of Pearl Bourgeois logo
Solid pearl truss-rod cover
Double action truss-rod.
20-Fret elevated flamed maple neck
Ebony finger board
Deco block inlays
Adjustable ebony bridge w/gold thumb wheels
Gold plated tailpiece with ebony insert
Floating ebony pickguard
Ebony volume and tone knobs add detailed contrast to the body shape
Schaller gold tuners with ebony knobs
Ivoroid bindings with black and white purfling
Finished in a natural gloss blonde
EMG 91 floating pickup
L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic D.I. box.
Mint Condition; Cared for and stored properly. All functions and features are in working order.