I just got home with my new Slope D. I was looking for a guitar that had a lot of string clarity but some low-end to back it up. I thought I had it down to a Santa Cruz Vintage Southerner but when I learned of the other guitars in stock at my favorite local shop I had to go back and play them all. My, how quickly things can change. After eliminating a few guitars, within my price range it was a shootout between the Slope D, a used Collings CJ and the Santa Cruz Vintage Southerner. Short of a $7400 Brazilian rosewood Collings CW that blew me away, I found the Bourgeois to be the best guitar for what I wanted. If I only had the money for that Brazilian Collings. The SC VS was great but sounded more like my current Gibson and I was looking for something completely different. I honestly wish I could have brought both the Santa Cruz and Bourgeois home, they're both fantastic instruments. The Collings CJ was really, really good as well but I couldn't get over the color of the burst, it was a little "off" in my opinion. I know it's the way it sounds and not the way it looks but when the Bourgeois was equally as good of a guitar and it was more the whole package, I couldn't pass it up, plus that snakehead headstock is awesome. While playing the Slope D someone said something that I think nails the guitar perfectly. He said that when you play the Slope D, you hear all 6 strings. The clarity is that beautiful but it still has the lows and mids to back it up which was very important as I didn't want a bright guitar. I was looking for something that would pair nicely with my Gibson Advanced Jumbo and I think the Bourgeois does that perfectly. I'm also in love with the rounded edges of the pickguard, it may sound weird but it's those little details that really put the guitar over the top for me. Here are some pics. What do you guys think?