I first discovered Boucher guitars when I saw a video of J.P. Cormier playing one — so, thanks J.P. for helping me find Boucher Guitars!
Since that first sighting, I’ve been searching all over to play a Boucher guitar. Now that I’ve had a chance to play this Boucher Bluegrass Goose for a few months now, I’m extremely excited to share with you my thoughts on this killer dreadnought.
Now, I’ve played three other Boucher guitars, and truthfully, I am most interested and keen on the Bluegrass Goose. This guitar seems like the culmination of the previous models, and I am all for an upgraded bluegrass-playing machine!
As I started flatpicking with the Boucher Bluegrass Goose, I just loved the snappy tone that the guitar has. On the top, there’s master grade red spruce. The back and sides are Indian rosewood, and there’s a beautiful Koa binding all around the guitar. The herringbone purfling is also a beautiful and classic aesthetic addition.
Another unique thing about the Boucher Bluegrass Goose is the process the wood goes through. That’s right, this guitar has torrefied wood, a scientific process where the wood is aged rapidly so you can get “old-wood tone” right out of the box!
The neck of the Bluegrass Goose has a nice, shallow profile that is perfect for country and bluegrass. In addition, while the body has this shiny, glossy finish, the neck has a satin finish that makes position shifting a little easier.
Under the hood of this guitar, there’s forward-shifted X-bracing which makes this thing absolutely boom.
If you’re looking for an instrument that will compete at jams, have a beautiful depth of tone, awesome projection, and stunning volume, I highly recommend the Boucher Bluegrass Goose (BG-52).
Thanks to everyone at Bouche for letting me review this guitar, and I can’t wait to see what they make next!
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