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Blueridge BG-40 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Vintage Sunburst

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Crafted with a select solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a traditional dovetail neck joint for pure tone. Traditional slope-shoulder cons...Click To Read More About This Product

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The BG-40 delivers delicious traditional tone with smooth playability.

Crafted with a select solid spruce top, mahogany 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 inlay motif 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 which 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
  • Mahogany 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 diamond-and-snowflake headstock and fingerboard inlay design
  • White binding and soundhole rosette
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Vintage-style dark-tortoise pickguard
  • Open-back vintage style tuners
  • Grained-ivoroid buttons

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

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BlueridgeBG-40 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar at the cost

By Thomme

from Chicago

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Comments about Blueridge BG-40 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I'd been shopping around for a new acoustic guitar for about 2 months, it was taking my old Sigma into the shop for a couple weeks that did me in as far as buying one went. I had my eye on the Epiphone EJ-160e John Lennon signiture model, but was also considering the Martin 000X1, Epiphone AJ-500E masterbuilt, Carlo Robelli BWJ424CE and Ovation Ultra 2071. When I took my Sigma into the shop, I talked to the owner about acoustic guitars and he pointed out the Blueridge guitars and I fell in love almost instantly. They had a slightly thinner neck than most acoustic guitars, it felt more like my old Les Paul, they had a beautiful, thick gloss finish, which most other guitars around that range did not and featured solid wood tops, same as all the competitors. What really got me about the BG-40 was its accuate scale to the original Gibson J-45's and the beatiful sunburst finish. I bought one 2 days later. It's a VERY nice guitar for the price. It's finished better than the competitive Martins and Epiphone masterbuilts, plays better than the John Lennon signiture models and Hummingbirds by Epiphone, feels far more comfortable than the Ovation and sounds just as good, if not better, than most of the competition. I was blown away. Definately a GREAT guitar for the money.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Value far exceeds the price tag!!!

By Kelsey Robinson

from Ohio

Comments about Blueridge BG-40 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I LOVE this guitar. It has such a full, loud tone that carries beautifully, and my Historic model has a gorgeous finish. I've played it against a Gibson Hummingbird Pro but my BG-40 "won" in my eyes. My ideal guitar is a Southern Jumbo (fell in love with a broken one at a pawn shop when I was a teenager & have been lusting ever since), so this was meant as my temp until shelling out thousands seemed financially feasible, but this guitar's almost completely stolen my heart. You'll fall in love!
Just a note on the Contemporary model vs. Historic model - the Contemporary is solid spruce top but laminated mahogany back & sides, whereas the Historic is solid all-around.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ldflatpick

By ldflatpick

from cedar hiil mo.

Comments about Blueridge BG-40 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

ive been playing bluegrass music for about 3 years now when i first started out i had a off the wall brand guitar . i live near st. louis so theres several festevals that i found. at one of the events i noticed one of the band members on stage not playing a (u know) but couldnt tell the name of the guitar.later that eveningi hit a jam and here this guy was flat picking this thing to death!!!!! i was even more amazed when i seen it was a blueridge . i ask the guy where did u get this guitar he said from a local store in his town.(now) thats the only guitar i have and i love it!i meen come on, if somthing like , that can sound as good as and some sound better,i know those is fighten words! and can get it for 2000 dollers cheaper and hang with the big boys even if i do have a blueridge bg40!!! flatpick as fast and as clear as a 2000 3000 7000 doller guitar well i guess i can live with that....i play in a known bluegrass band in st.louis and play my blueridge every time . thanks for a excalent affordable guitar!!!!!!!!!!!!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I cried.

By Matobear23

from Wyoming

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Comments about Blueridge BG-40 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

Folks I searched low and high for a good playing guitar for a modest price. I would love a Gibson, or Martin, but I am not a full time musician and just cannot justify paying the price for a guitar. I searched and finally had it narrowed down to a Martin with the Laminate side, (which I was not happy about), when I decided to click on the similar items tab and found this gem. I was amazed that this guitar, solid wood was so cheap in comparison. I ordered it and probably checked the tracking number 6 times a day, waiting anxiously. When it came, I actually cried a little when I took it out of its case (it was very emotional. This guitar is absolutely beautiful. I was surprised with how light it was, very very well built and the tone that escapes its sound hole is in my humble opinion every bit as good as the Gibsons I have played. For the money this is the guitar to have, the finish is beautiful, as is the sound coming from it. Ready to play from the box, I would without hesitation recommend this guitar. I will post another post in a couple of weeks as an update.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Acoustic Guitar

By Stratman-4G3jO

from Western North Carolina

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Comments about Blueridge BG-40 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

This guitar is unbelievable. The sound that comes out of this baby far exceeds any expectation you may have about its low price. Solid wood top as well as solid wood back and sides (no cheap laminate here) give this guitar it's superior projection and tone. The craftmanship is flawless and it comes strung with a set of D'Addario strings and a real nice, sturdy hardshell case. This is an awesome buy, get this guitar today.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Look-out!

By Pierre

from La Mesa, CA

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Blueridge BG-40 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    This is more than hearty. It's CNS&Y, power acoustic that DMB should understand. The BG-40 is aggressive, precise and with just a rise in the saddle, you get extra harmonics out of nowhere that come across when finger-picking JT,Cat, J.Croce. My BG-40 was to be a bang-guitar, now, it's arsenal aerial attack and then "Yesterday", all at the same time. If you can handle it strung with Martin SP Phosphor Bronse Light/Medium .12-.55, you've got a killer in the living room as well as large stage. Not for the weak at barring chords or weekend warriors. This guitar wants to go! Allez-y!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is a serious guitar sound wise

    By newbie-fc0Xh

    from Minneapolis

    Comments about Blueridge BG-40 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    When I bought this guitar, I was lucky enough to hear a folk guitarist play it for me, this thing rings very loud and sounds much better when you hear someone playing it than when you are playing it yourself. These are well constructed and very durable is what a master luthier told me, but they sound amazing.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AWSOME!!!

    By BGMAN60

    from MS

    Comments about Blueridge BG-40 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I just got one of these and I love it.It looks good and sounds great and you cant beat the price so if your thinking about getting one go ahead and do it!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Dont let the price fool you

    By taylorj

    from glasgow,ky

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Church
    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Blueridge BG-40 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I was some what afraid bout buying a guitar without looking at it or playing it, but I'm well please. only had it bout three weeks but so so good

     
    5.0

    Lovely stuff..

    By Colin the stroller

    from Galway Ireland

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Blueridge BG-40 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        Had a fairly standard acoustic/electric since I was 16, just recently started playing the guitar again (now 31) and realised that other people's guitars I played were better sounding and much easier to play for longer without getting sore wrist and fingers, due to the action I suppose. So, after coming into a spot of money I decided to invest in this baby on the recommendation of a friend who owns one. He recommended it based on value for money. I don't need the electric option (and the electrics in my other guitar quickly broke) - you're probably going to pay that much extra for the electrics thus making an electro/acoustic of similar price-range sacrifice some of the overall quality of the guitar (if my view of economics is correct) - so I opted for the plain old acoustic. What I noticed straight away was the richness of sound and the relative ease of strumming. It's a joy to play and I still have the old guitar for drunken jamming and such things that might make me nervous to use the "good china". I live in Ireland and though the shipping and vat were quite steep, I still managed to get it for a fair bit cheaper than it retails here. So, anyway, enough rambling. Buy it....You know you want to;)

         
        5.0

        Awesome guitar!!

        By Deddybear

        from Eagle Springs N.C.

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Blueridge BG-40 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          Excellent sound and finish. Slim smooth neck. Love it!

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