Bourgeois Guitars has grown significantly, quadrupling the number of staff from 8 to 32 employees and expanding manufacturing space. This rapid growth caused a need for assistance in all areas of the business. Robotics, including a PLEK fret dressing machine and other major process improvements, are underway with funding and implementation assistance by Maine MEP, part of the MEP National Network™.
Maine MEP has been instrumental in facilitating the growth and durability of Bourgeois Guitars since their initial involvement with the organization in 2016. Since his departure from the company, John Karp has continued his stewardship of Bourgeois Guitars, opening the doors to numerous funding, process improvement and educational opportunities up to, and including, our partnership with Eastman Music. John and MMEP’s ongoing involvement with the Brand have helped to ensure Bourgeois Guitar’s long-term success and viability in a rapidly changing market and economic ecosystem.