Bourgeois Martin Simpson

Dana Bourgeois’s reputation was elevated considerably in 1997 with the introduction of this model.

Martin Simpson is an English guitarist who lived in America at the time and was well-established as an electric artist, with a background in folk and a taste for everything from blues to bluegrass to Cajun music.

This model guitar had a large dreadnaught body and a 12-fret neck for a booming sound, but it had a “fallaway” cutaway that not only made it easily recognizable but also distinguished Bourgeois from the growing field of Martin-influenced guitar makers.