This fine 2022 Bourgeois OM Generation/M easily keeps up with the sterling Bourgeois reputation for excellence at a lower price point than many of their past guitars but offering no-compromise tone and feel.
While the specs for this Bourgeois OM Generation/M is fairly standard across the board, you are getting a top-tier guitar. As part of the Professional Series the Generation models came equipped with a premium aged-tone Sitka Spruce top, Honduran Mahogany back and sides and Schaller tuning machines. The decorative volute was deleted to save cost. The Professional series started at 4,849 USD in 2021 which was quite lower than the Heirloom series which started at 5.649.
You will, however, still find an Ebony bridge and fingerboard common to Dana’s guitars. The back braces have been redesigned, so they are narrower and taller, which allows the back a little more freedom to move. This is are also the first Bourgeois acoustics to have a nice satin finish as opposed to the fully buffed out shiny guitars Bourgeois fans are used to. This produces a softer, more natural look that also helps keep the cost lower since fewer man-hours are spent finishing the guitar to a perfect sheen. Listen to Dana explain the idea behind this concept HERE.
The pickup system – which is not usually included in Bourgeois guitars as a standard feature – utilizes the LR Baggs Lyric, a high-quality internal microphone. What is unique about this feature is that the sound wheel is recessed back in the sound hole much farther than most manufacturers, keeping it hidden and discrete. Like most torrefied Sitka Spruce / Mahogany guitars, the Generation Series has a warm, dry, direct and defined sound. Due to its clarity, she makes an excellent recording guitar. When you listen to it played both acoustically and plugged in to an amp, the guitar sounds remarkably similar — the LR Baggs Lyric does a phenomenal job capturing the character of whatever guitar they are in. Her condition is almost MINT.