View Full Version : Pulling the trigger on a Bourgeois JOMC
Following the earlier thread about a taylor my friend is looking to offload, Ive looked around and found a great deal (I think), on a Bourgeois JOMC - a couple of year's old, standard appointments, except for the bearclaw spruce top - going for 2400. Clean as a whistle, bought by a collector who's now offloading it.
Unfortunately, I'm travelling the next week, so will have to wait a bit more before I get to see this baby in person.
I cant wait to get my paws on it!
11-05-2006, 12:39 AM
I really like my Bourgeois OM-18... I'm sure your JOMC will be a fine, fine instrument.
Hey thanks... I was also considering a Vintage D (which i may still get at some point), but the JOMC just floats my boat in so many ways.
11-13-2006, 01:21 PM
Bourgeois Guitars are really great instruments.
You will be really pleased with your Bourgeois JOMC... Enjoy!
11-13-2006, 05:11 PM
They really are nice guitars. I visited Dana B. in his shop several years ago and he was a great host. Very knowledgeable about vintage and modern guitar construction. I played a JOMC at the shop and loved the size. A little bigger than an OM but much more comfortable than a D. I'm kinda surprised that they aren't more popular given they are the best of both worlds.
12-01-2006, 03:33 PM
So, did you get it yet? What do you think?
hey nashvillesteve, i got the JOMC, jst realised a part of this thread was wiped out by the data purge.
here's a quick review. tonally its very balanced, with good bass thump as you would expect from the rosewood and also the bigger body size. i expected it to be more bassy overall, but its VERY balanced all round, EQ is not tilted either way (unless martin or taylors). projection is good and strong.
The bearclaw top is stunning to look at as well. and that seatin neck finish works great, no drag when moving up/down the board. Has the old nut width of 1 3/4", instead of the newer 1 23/32".
It came strung with .11s, and i think when it wears out, i will slap some .12s on, get a bit thin/floppy for my liking when i tune to open G. Having said that the action on 11 on standard tuning was nice and low (used guitar so not sure what factory setup was like).
The case- its the most luxurios case ive had yet, it s a TKL case with beefy (faux?) leather grip. very nice.
there you have it, in a nutshell, for 2400, its a great purchase, lots of guitar for the money.
12-04-2006, 04:26 PM
I have the same case for the OM-18 style. It is cool! Glad you like your new guit... and the Bourgeois are tremendous values. I found mine for $1200 on ebay years ago... it is a less fancy guitar than yours, black binding, mahogany back/sides... part of the "18" mystique I guess!
12-04-2006, 04:55 PM
$2400 is a pretty reasonable price, IMHO. You can be confident that they will not go down in value!
i think $2400 is a great price for what i got really. its a standard wood combo (except for the bearclaw top) and no fancy binding or inlays (which i like), but it sounds gorgeous.. really BIG sound, not boomy, but big and bold.
btw, if anyone is interested, I got this from Robin at guitar gallery who is a great guy to deal with. He's got a few more Bourgeois in stock, and pretty good range of high end acoustics as well. Highly recommended!
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