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Courtney Hartman, “Turn On Your Radio” | Bourgeois Guitars

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Guitarist, songwriter, and member of Della Mae plays the Harry Nilsson classic on the Bourgeois Soloist 30th Commemorative Limited Edition.

by Bourgeois Guitars
December 29, 2016

Guitarist, songwriter, and singer Courtney Hartman plays the Harry Nilsson classic “Turn On the Radio” on the Bourgeois Soloist 30th Commemorative Limited Edition guitar.

Thirty years ago, Dana Bourgeois and Eric Schoenberg collaborated to develop and introduce the first cutaway OM. At the time, Schoenberg dreamed of improving the playability of his favorite vintage OMs with the addition of a Selmer-style cutaway. After Bourgeois’ initial attempts at building such a hybrid resulted in the loss of several Brazilian rosewood sides, a rounder, softer cutaway was adopted and a classic was born.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Soloist, we’ve partnered once again with Eric Schoenberg to produce a limited run of 12 instruments. Each instrument will bear a commemorative label signed by both Eric and Dana, just as the originals did. For this special series we’ve paired two very special tonewoods, Premium Cocobolo and Bearclaw German Spruce. Both are the finest examples of their species and rare in this grade! The elegant “Soloist” triangle inlay not only adorns the heel as it has traditionally, but it has also been added to both sides of the pyramid bridge as a finishing touch.

• Premium German Bearclaw Spruce Top
• Premium Cocobolo Top
• DB Backstrip (developed for the original Soloist)
• Ziricote Body Binding and head plate
• Soloist Purfling (7 layers, as on the original)
• Bone Square and Diamond inlay
• Antique Walrus Tooth Pins
• Cutaway
• Soloist triangle inlay in heel and bridge
• Retail $8,820.



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Posted by Jonathan James on
Beautiful playing and soulful singing, Courtney!
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