Bourgeois Guitars has entered into a strategic partnership with Eastman Music Co. Bourgeois and Eastman are currently working to co-produce a series of guitars designed to take advantage of the respective strengths of each company. Bourgeois will be responsible for design, materials selection, voicing, setup, and quality control. Eastman will contribute efficient manufacturing and sourcing capabilities and expertise in global distribution. This project builds upon a successful model pioneered by Eastman and its other boutique manufacturing partners.
Dana Bourgeois will retain an ownership position in the company he founded, and will remain as CEO, while chief operating officer Christopher Fleming will continue to lead operations, and James Cook remains as sales manager.
“Indeed,” said Bourgeois, “our entire team will continue to produce acoustic guitars of the highest quality in our Lewiston, Maine, workshop. For many years to come, our partnership with Eastman will allow us continued control over product quality, quality of service, and pricing. We look ahead to an exciting future.”
Bourgeois Guitars is committed to providing players with hand-crafted, professional grade acoustic steel-string guitars, characterized by balance, clarity, presence and character. Bourgeois guitars are offered in a variety of body styles, and decorative appoints, and are produced from high-quality tonewoods.
Eastman Music Co., founded in 1992, has a portfolio including Eastman handcrafted strings, winds, guitars and mandolins, in addition to flute, brass and clarinet companies, Wm. S. Haynes Co., S.E. Shires Co., and Backun Musical Services.