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Blueridge BG-160 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Vintage Sunburst  (Used)

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The BG-160 features all-solid wood craftsmanship for vintage slope-shoulder tone.

Crafted with a select solid spruce top, choice solid rosewood back and sides, and a traditional dovetail neck joint for pure tone. Traditional slope-shoulder construction with a 16" lower bout and 24-3/4" scale length. Exclusive diamonds-and-snowflakes pearl inlays delivers vintage vibe. The slim mahogany neck makes it a truly enjoyable guitar to play.

Blueridge BG-series guitars are made with the same techniques as their vintage American counterparts, including many by-hand processes. Like the best instruments, Blueridge guitars aren't overbuilt. They're crafted to be light and resonant. Meticulous attention to detail and quality craftsmanship are evident in the traditional hand-carved parabolic X-bracing that allows the solid spruce top to ring loud and true. All Blueridge BG-series guitars feature a traditional dovetail neck joint, slim mahogany neck, adjustable truss rod, and vintage-style tuning machines, with an updated mechanism for modern precision and feel.

Features

  • Select solid Sitka spruce top
  • Choice solid rosewood back and sides
  • Slope-shoulder style body
  • 16" lower bout
  • Slim mahogany neck
  • Dovetail neck joint at 14th fret
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Exclusive Century Wreath design peghead and fingerboard inlay pattern
  • White binding and soundhole rosette
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Vintage-style dark-tortoise pickguard
  • Open-back vintage-style tuners

Got the jones for vintage slope-shoulder tone? This is your ticket. Order today!

 
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BlueridgeBG-160 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.5

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Beautiful guitar - Raging bargain

First off, mine doesn't look like the picture. It looks better - like a Gibson J45 in the way the "black" covers the entire area of the guitar above the soundhole...Read complete review

First off, mine doesn't look like the picture. It looks better - like a Gibson J45 in the way the "black" covers the entire area of the guitar above the soundhole rather than just around the edges. But it's prettier than a J45 with its neck & headstock inlays. I recently played at a party & had three different women come up to me saying that I had "the most beautiful guitar" they'd ever seen. That's cool, but what's cooler is the way this thing sounds and plays. I bought it a little over 2 years ago, sight unseen, and was blown away the minute I unpacked and played it. It was set up perfectly and I've had no need to change or adjust anything (other than the strings) since I bought it. It's very lightweight. It's loud. It has deep bass & crystal clear treble. I also own a Larrivee D03R, an Ovation shallow-bowl acoustic-electric, a Martin 12-string, as well as many other "lesser" brand acoustics. I'm 52-years-old - have been playing for 43 years, & I don't understand when people make a blanket statement that "this guitar sounds better than that one" because it depends on what style of music one is playing that determines the appropriate guitar. But overall, if I had to choose between my excellent Larrivee or my Blueridge - I couldn't do it. It's like choosing which child you love better. The Larrivee has a better top-to-bottom balanced sound, but the Blueridge has more volume with crisper treble, punchy bass, and is a little easier to play. At any rate, I highly recommend the BG-160. With its looks, playability, and sound quality, it's damn-near impossible to beat for the price.

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Blueridge Guitar bg160

A wonderful guitar for the money and those who are looking for an all wood instrument... Rosewood back and sides (not laminate), but I would caution anyone about not playing this guitar...Read complete review

A wonderful guitar for the money and those who are looking for an all wood instrument... Rosewood back and sides (not laminate), but I would caution anyone about not playing this guitar before making a purchase. The buterbean tuners are of a quailty that I would challenge, and there is considerable discussion about the quality of these tuners on other forums. I mention this only because you may have to replace them costing you additional money. If set up properly, the sound is quite good given the price.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice

By Keith legier

from Texas

Comments about Blueridge BG-160 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

Probably will become my main acoustic. Feels very comfortable in such a short period of time. I'm still used to my other acoustics, but the Blueridge feels very natural.
I picked this up used in perfect condition. Wanted an acoustic with the short scale, but couldn't afford a real J45 or Hummingbird. This fits the bill perfectly.
The fit and finish are super IMO. For those with the "teardrop" sunburst, there is discussion of this on the forums. In short, those that were made roughly in/about 2010 have the teardrop sunburst, and those prior and after 2010 have the "correct" Harmony type sunburst. I added an Artec HT-TBL Mag pickup/peizo/mic preamp setup to mine, just like I have all my acoustics. I also changed the saddle to a Tusq "fully compensated" saddle and a Tusq nut. These changes did make it a bit brighter and percussive, but I like that sound. If I want a softer sound, I just don't use a pick. There was really no problem with the bone nut, except that the strings slots were too deep IMO. I like the strings to rest ON the nut, not sit IN the nut. It's much easier to modify the height of a Tusq nut than the factory bone. I should point out the fully fully compensated saddle will make intonation about perfect up the entire fretboard. I may get a few more for my other acoustics.

I like the feel of the neck and frets. Just about right.
Solid wood for this price? Yeah, I like to buy American too, but this is a great solid wood guitar for the working man.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

First impressions

By Nick-JGmdN

from Boston

Comments about Blueridge BG-160 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

This guitar arrived in flawless condition. I am very impressed. It is a beauty to look at with wonderful sustain and a fast neck. My only quip is that the tuners feel a bit cheap - I wonder how they'll hold up over time but I'm so impressed overall I may just replace them as I suspect this guitar will age beautifully. So far I would no reservations about recommending this wonderful guitar. BTW I read some comments about a thin neck-doesn't seem that way to me at all-I do some finger style playing and it feels great

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Well worth the $$

By PRJ

from WI

Comments about Blueridge BG-160 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

Bought this guitar as my playing became more frequent and the "starter" guitar I had been playing was not cutting it. Solid wood has been sounding better and better the more it's played. Great deep color finish, nice inlays, pretty guitar.Played right out of box, set up well from start. Deep deemellow low end with nice sweet tones. Installed soundhole pickup for amped acoustic play, great soundRegular playing partner has several high end guitars (his wife is looking for a 12 step program and has hidden the check book)and was one that gave me the thumbs up as a very good upgrade in both overall quality and sound.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Blueridge Guitar bg160

By Noteworthy 1

from New Jersey

Comments about Blueridge BG-160 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

A wonderful guitar for the money and those who are looking for an all wood instrument... Rosewood back and sides (not laminate), but I would caution anyone about not playing this guitar before making a purchase. The buterbean tuners are of a quailty that I would challenge, and there is considerable discussion about the quality of these tuners on other forums. I mention this only because you may have to replace them costing you additional money. If set up properly, the sound is quite good given the price.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful guitar - Raging bargain

By Reno J-9-vgr

from San Antonio, Texas

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Comments about Blueridge BG-160 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

First off, mine doesn't look like the picture. It looks better - like a Gibson J45 in the way the "black" covers the entire area of the guitar above the soundhole rather than just around the edges. But it's prettier than a J45 with its neck & headstock inlays. I recently played at a party & had three different women come up to me saying that I had "the most beautiful guitar" they'd ever seen. That's cool, but what's cooler is the way this thing sounds and plays. I bought it a little over 2 years ago, sight unseen, and was blown away the minute I unpacked and played it. It was set up perfectly and I've had no need to change or adjust anything (other than the strings) since I bought it. It's very lightweight. It's loud. It has deep bass & crystal clear treble. I also own a Larrivee D03R, an Ovation shallow-bowl acoustic-electric, a Martin 12-string, as well as many other "lesser" brand acoustics. I'm 52-years-old - have been playing for 43 years, & I don't understand when people make a blanket statement that "this guitar sounds better than that one" because it depends on what style of music one is playing that determines the appropriate guitar. But overall, if I had to choose between my excellent Larrivee or my Blueridge - I couldn't do it. It's like choosing which child you love better. The Larrivee has a better top-to-bottom balanced sound, but the Blueridge has more volume with crisper treble, punchy bass, and is a little easier to play. At any rate, I highly recommend the BG-160. With its looks, playability, and sound quality, it's damn-near impossible to beat for the price.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Crystal clear...BG-160,

By Stratorocker

from Hartwell, GA.

Comments about Blueridge BG-160 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

My BG-160 was recently left to me by my best friend. He was an Acoustic man at heart, and this guitar is exceptional. The quality of the workmanship, the crystal clear sound, the inlays, and the overall look are second to none. This is my best sounding acoustic guitar. You could pay two and a half times as much for a Gibson or a Martin and have a really nice guitar, but not any nicer than the Blueridge. As we all know, you pay a lot for the name on the headstock. This guitar is hard to beat, and it will stay with me from now on. You really owe it to yourself to play one.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

awsome tone, mediocre biuld

By Jimbob

from Dayton Ohio

Comments about Blueridge BG-160 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

Blueridge BG 160 The Good: This guitar has tone for days! I play with a lot of martins doing bluegrass and country and everyone is always very impressed with the sound of this guitar. Incredibly well balanced under heavey attack, and somehow manages to be both sparkly and warm when running flatpicking breaks/leads. Also sounds great as a blues box.The Bad: The inlay on the neck is sloppy with a lot of fill around them. The tuners are rickety, to the point that I have to tighten the high e tuner every month or so. The nut is a bit sticky, I have to do the old push pull bit on 2 strings to get them tuned right, getting to be agravating. The frets are wearing out pretty fast, I've only had it 2 years and will need new frets it seems pretty soon, although I do play every day this seems a bit much. The finish is doing something crazy on the neck and headstock. Is developing cloudy spots as if there was air getting under it. Hasn't actually started to peel yet, but I am worried and it looks ugly .Summary: As a tone geek I love this guitar and probably couldnt find a better sounding one for the money. But I will be buying a much higher end guitar as I dont believe this one will hold up to my constant playing. Course , I would'nt sell her either ;)

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good guitar

By Jimmy B

from Canada

Comments about Blueridge BG-160 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I bought this one cause I had heard a lot about them - ordered it without hearing it first.for the price the sound is remarkable.. rich, quite loud, good sustain, very warm without being dull. I have had it 3 weeks and it has opened up a bit. I own a Martin D-16 that I had paid $1700 CDN or so new and I would say I like the overall sound of the Blueridge a bit better believe it or not, but the balance of the Martin is superior and a few guys I know who tried both prefer the Martin (of course I am sure the name on the headstock came into play there...). I think some adjustment is needed on the BG160 and I will send it in to get it worked on,that will no doubt make a difference in the sound - it will open it up more as well as better balance it and lower the action a bit (the action out of the box I found to be high). And of course being all solid wood this one should age quite well. took 3 yrs for my martin to sound like a keeper. So far I highly recommend the BG160. be careful though, some people expect this to ring like a good Martin D-28. I don`t think it is in that league, in fact some guy was over here the other night with a Larrivee D-03 (sure it is 8 yrs old now so it has had a chance to age quite well but still...) he had paid it $1500 CDN and I thought it rang way better than the BG160. And used you could get that larrivee for about the price of the BG160 new... question is if the BG160 would eventually ring like that but I doubt it will get to that point. The BG was a bit warmer sounding though but it didn`t cast the trance that the Larrivee could. I am not a Larrivee fan, never really liked the ones I tried but that particular model (or maybe he just got a fluke one) really sounded good - gee. But anyways for the price the BG160 is still a great guitar and would be hard to beat without paying a lot more.in terms of the look it does look a lot like a Gibson J-45 for sure as it is supposed to. The sound is it`s own, it doesn`t sound like a Martin or a Gibson... it seems to combine the clarity of a martin with the warmth of a gibson, which makes a sound I find to be very pleasant.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I Bought This Beauty!

By GuitarChica515

from Richland, MI

Comments about Blueridge BG-160 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I have always wanted an Advanced Jumbo guitar, but I never could afford it. Since this guitar looks and sounds like an Advanced Jumbo, only costs about one-quarter as much, I highly recommend it. With its ornate mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays, rosewood back and sides, Englemann Spruce top, mahogany neck, and low price, this axe makes a perfect performance instrument. If I were to purchase another acoustic guitar, I would definitely purchase this beauty.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By Chad-4.Me7

from Mississippi

Comments about Blueridge BG-160 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I recently purchased the BG-160. I'd like to start by mentioning that my guitar has the Gibson burst and looks much better than these photos. I assume all the new ones look similar to mine. After a few hours of playing the sound has me hooked. The tone is very mellow with not quite as much boom as a typical dread. The sustain is great and the sound quite loud. Construction seems to be done with a lot of care. The action is a little high for my taste but not bad at all. Definitely a guitar to consider.

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