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Bourgeois Guitar Workshop - Lewiston, ME

Posted on November 10, 2011 by Rancourt & Co. There have been 2 comment(s)

Yesterday we took a little field trip to Bourgeois guitars (http://www.pantheonguitars.com/) down the street here in Lewiston, ME. Located in a nondescript space of an old mill building (the town is filled with them as Lewiston was built by the textile mills), the level of craftsmanship lurking behind their walls is mind blowing. It is difficult to find a machine in their shop, most of the work is done by hand using rudimentary hand-tools. They source the absolute best materials in the world - select pieces of wood costing thousands of dollars apiece. Their guitars start at $3800 each and can cost as much as $30,000. With Rancourt & Co., Quoddy, and Bourgeois all located in the same small town of Lewiston, ME, I would venture to say that Lewiston is one of the great meccas of craftsmanship in the United States.


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2 Responses to Bourgeois Guitar Workshop - Lewiston, ME

  • Love that you're finding other made in Maine companies to feature. It's so important to create jobs in that beautiful state!

    Posted on November 11, 2011 at 5:27 am

  • Bill says:

    Hey Kyle,

    Glad to see that you made it over to visit Bourgeois Guitars. I never did find the time to stop by there when I was out your way. But I have seen their guitars first hand and know how special they are. Hopefully I'll get to see them being built in person the next time 'round.

    Real craftsmanship — good stuff.

    All the best,
    Bill in Portland, OR

    Posted on November 20, 2011 at 12:49 pm

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