Benefit Auction for Tony Rice

Auction to Commence December 1st.There’s been a lot of talk about our benefit guitar auction for Tony Rice, and we wanted to make sure that our dealers have all the details. One item of importance being that we plan to ship the guitar to the local dealer of the winning bidder’s choice. Hopefully this will give our dealers a chance to connect with a good customer.Listen to Dana talking about the guitar with Jason Verlinde of the Fretboard Journal here


The auction will be held on our website between Dec.1 and Dec 15. The reserve bid is $11,500, which is the approximate retail price of the guitar. We will keep $3000 to partially cover expenses. At minimum we expect to clear $8,500 for Tony, but hope to get the number up to at least $10,000.This tribute guitar is being offered for the benefit of Tony Rice.  All profits from this instrument will be donated to Tony Rice.  While this will be the only tribute guitar produced by Bourgeois for Tony Rice’s benefit, Bourgeois guitars reserves the right to include this feature package and specifications on future instruments.  This guitar is not available for international shipments.​​The specifications are:

  • Special Select Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides
  • Special Select Adirondack Aged Tone Top
  • Aged Tone Adirondack Top Bracing, Period correct pattern and shape
  • Aged Tone Finish
  • Bound Fretboard without position markers
  • Large Soundhole with replica rosette
  • Tor-tis pickguard
  • Oval button Waverly tuners
  • Bourgeois Neck Joint
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Nut width 1 23/32″
  • Scale 25.5″
  • Bridge Spacing 2.2″
  • 21 Frets
  • Special interior plaque dedication
  • Coffee Table Photo-book of the guitar personally signed by Dana to winning bidder.

Benefit Guitar Auction for Tony Rice Press Release