Comparison - Bourgeois Brazilian Rosewood - OM, Dread, JOMT & OO - Played by Ben
It is no secret that Brazilian Rosewood has been the choice tone wood for guitar building since the dawn of the six string flat top. We are fortunate to keep a number of fine Dana Bourgeois guitars in stock featuring this rare and desirable wood.
Chocolate color in appearance and similarly creamy and rich in tone, Brazilian is known for its reflectivity, clarity and balance. Dana often chooses aged tone Adirondack with Adi bracing to pair with his Brazilian guitars. As you will notice in this video one of the big differences between these guitars is the body shape. OM is the most popular body shape out there, being a middle ground, not to big not too small. The JOMT has a rich powerful sound that is like the OM but a bit bassier and punchier in dynamic. The dread is balanced like the OM but with an extra bark which is perfect for ensemble playing. The O in this video has a more compact intimate tone, but still has a robust presence and balance.