The Boucher Bluegrass Goose is a powerful dreadnought guitar that leaves its mark as a powerful instrument.
In today’s review, I’m going to share with you everything I love about the Boucher BG-52. From the classic aesthetic touches to the powerful tone of the Bluegrass Goose, you do not want to miss hearing this guitar.
Bluegrass Goose: First Impressions
I first found out about Boucher Guitars when I was watching videos on YouTube. Suddenly, I came across a wonderfully talented Canadian guitarist named J.P. Cormier. As I looked closely, I couldn’t tell what guitar he was playing, but I was keen on its sound.
Turns out, J.P. was playing a Boucher guitar. Ever since that day, I’ve been keeping a very close eye on the fine luthiers at Boucher. In fact, I even featured Boucher a couple of times on the Acoustic Tuesday Show.
They’ve come a long way over the years, and I am glad to have had the chance to play three other Boucher guitars before I started playing the BG-52.
Because truthfully…the Bluegrass Goose feels like a big achievement.
Specifically, the BG-52, which has East Indian Rosewood back and sides, appears to be the culmination of the last three guitars Boucher made. Here’s what I mean by that…
- Boucher dialed in the classic dreadnought look
- They certainly dialed in the sound…
The master grade red spruce top is a classic look and an even more classic dreadnought sound. The back and sides are East Indian Rosewood, while the entire guitar has Koa binding.
Additionally, there’s a timeless herringbone purfling that really brings this Bluegrass Goose guitar together.
Before I go into the full spec list, I want to mention one super cool feature on this guitar.
That red spruce top has actually been torrefied. For those of you who aren’t familiar with torrefaction, this process essentially dries out the wood to remove oils, sugars, and resins. As a result, a guitar with torrefied wood has a more vintage sound because torrefaction mimics what happens to instruments over the years.
Besides that neat little nugget of guitar awesomeness, the Bluegrass Goose also has gold tuners, a squared-off headstock, ebony fretboard, and a 25.5″ scale length. All of these awesome features combined really allow the notes to just pop off of this guitar.
The final component that really makes this guitar a bluegrass powerhouse is bracing.
Under the hood, we have forward-shifted X-bracing which makes the Bluegrass Goose absolutely boom.
Even as I’m holding this guitar in my lap right now, I’m shocked at how resonant yet punchy this guitar can be.
Bluegrass Goose Final Thoughts
If you’re looking for an instrument that will compete at jams, have a beautiful depth of tone, awesome projection, and stunning volume, I highly recommend the Boucher Bluegrass Goose (BG-52).
Thanks to everyone at Bouche for letting me review this guitar, and I can’t wait to see what they make next!
My HD-28VR is a cannon, but the Boucher is balanced. Wow.
I want one. Great review Tony. GT Sipe