2006 Bourgeois Bryan Sutton Banjo Killer 11 of 30
This is the quintessential Dana Bourgeois Banjo Killer. Banjo Killer was coined by Bluegrass guitar legend Bryan Sutton to describe the loud and cutting tone of the Banjo Killer. In 2006 they did a run of 30 Banjo Killers signed by Bryan Sutton. This guitar features premium wood throughout. Brazilian RW bridge, fingerboard and bridge plate (for that extra cutting sound). Beautiful Bearclaw Sitka top and figured Mahogany back and sides. Although you might think of this as a premium flat picking instrument, this guitar sounds absolutely beautiful fingerpicked. Comes with the original hard shell case and has an ebony strap button installed at the heel.
Why I love this guitar: The tone is crisp, warm, mature and you don't have to put much force into it to get it really ringing. Many guitars have a fundamental resonance of a-flat but this one sings at a low G making the G chords and scales absolutely boom and sing.
Light fretwear under the B string at the first five frets, and light pickwear on the pickguard. There are signs of slight fingernail wear in the fingerboard where one frets the G and D chords. Along with the usual signs of gentle handling of a well loved guitar. No visible dings or dents of note.
This guitar is awesome!
Top Wood : Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides : Mahogany
Nut Width : 1 3/4"
Scale Length : 25"