Boucher’s SG-132 is especially crafted to fulfill the needs of demanding guitarists. Whether the guitarist is looking for precise acoustic sounds while performing live or to meet the stringent requirements of studio recording engineers, this model will provide it.
Each Adirondack red spruce soundboard of the Studio Goose is personally selected by Robin Boucher with his commitment to provide the wood qualities needed to deliver high end sound.
The playability and versatility of this guitar makes it the ideal instrument to channel your inspirations into harmonious melodies.
Our supplier mentioned that it was the first time in 40 years that he founds such outstanding flamed walnut! Expect some sap to appear on the back and sides.
In earlier times, loggers cut trees according to the moon calendar. “Moon Wood” is wood that is harvested at a certain period in winter around Christmas time at the waning moon. Since sap flow is at a minimum it’s less apt to shrink or crack.
In a fascinating article of Premier Guitar, professional luthier Ervin Somogyi wrote on this subject. Somogyi has spent more than 40 years in the guitar-building business and is one of the leading authorities on the principles of acoustic guitar construction. He believes that some woods seem different—not because of their different species, as you might expect, but because of when the trees were harvested.
Italy’s Lorenzo Pellegrini concurs. He has worked the forest since he was 9 years old. Now 83 and a master tree picker in Switzerland’s Risoud Forest for the past 53 years, Pellegrini says there should not be too much water in timber. “The tree’s heart should stay dry. That gives the best wood. Solid. Enormous resonance,” he says. “Once you have found the perfect tree, you have to wait for the perfect day to cut it down. That day comes at the end of autumn when the sap has sunk back into the ground. When the moon is lowest on the horizon, and furthest from the Earth. On that day, the tree is as dry as it can be.”
Robin Boucher personally selected the red spruce used to create these tops and assisted to the falling of the tree!
Top: Adirondack Red Spruce (AAAA) Moon Top harvested in Berthier-Sur-Mer on January-16th, 2016
Brace Material: Adirondack Red Spruce (AAAA)
Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X Brace
Brace Shape: Hand-scalloped
Brace Size: 0.3125″ / 7,94mm
Body Width: 16,0625″ / 408,0mm
Body Length: 19.9375″ / 506,4mm
Body Depth: 5.0″ / 127,0mm
Backstrip Material: Maple
Body Binding Material: Koa
Body Finish: High Gloss
End Graft Material: Herringbone / Maple
Purfling Material at Body Edge: Herringbone
Back and Sides: Flamed Walnut
Scale Length: 25,5″ / 648mm
Frets to the Body: 14
Neck Width at 12th Fret: 2.125″ / 54,0mm
One Piece Neck Material: South American Mahogany
Fingerboard & Bridge Material: Solid Ebony
Fingerboard Markers Material: Mother of Pearl
Neck Width at Nut: 1.750″ / 44,5mm
Neck Finish: Satin
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