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This limited-edition guitar is a rare chance to own an accurate pre-1964 Carter Stanley acoustic reissue.
The BR-1060 Carter Stanley Memorial Blueridge Guitar represents the instrument as he played it up until 1964. By this time, his 1950s D-28 with the standard size pickguard had seen a lot of action as Carter's standard stage instrument. He had it customized with hexagonal abalone fretboard inlays and two mother-of-pearl dots on the bridge and used it to create some of his most legendary work. Additional Carter touches include the famous White Dove headstock inlay design crafted of fine abalone and pearl which is joined on this memorial-edition guitar with his signature inlaid in gold wire. Each guitar in this limited-edition run of instruments is individually signed and numbered.
Like the best instruments, Blueridge guitars aren't overbuilt; they're crafted to be light and resonant. Meticulous attention to detail and quality craftsmanship is evident in the traditional, forward-position, hand-carved parabolic X-bracing which allows the solid Spruce top to ring loud and true. The slim mahogany neck joins the body with a traditional dovetail neck joint and has an adjustable truss rod.
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I just recieved my Carter Stanley Memorial BR-1060 and I am blown away. This guitar could very well easily be called "The Spirit of Bluegrass Guitar." This guitar not only carrys the Carter Stanley name but seems to capture the sound of Carter's own guitar and the classic tone that we heard on all his old recording. If you are a picker you will be well pleased with the action and the feel of the neck and the loud throaty sound. If you just play rhythm this guitar will sound so good when just strummed you will be content and welcomed to play in any bluegrass band. This guitar will no doubt be worth twice its price in another ten years! I will proudly hand it down to my grandchildren.
This guitar is a perfect back up to my Martin HD28. I've heard people compare the BR1060's sound to the Martin but I'll say the sound is closer to the OOO Clapton model Martin. The notes are articulate and very clear. I think this guitar really shines with finger picking and it's very loud. It's sound is more compressed as compared to my HD28. Also, the tone in the mids and higher end is more pronounced. The top vibrates freely and sounds great. The tone is not as complex as my Martin HD28 but for the money, nothing out there can touch this guitar. I'm really impressed with the over all quality of this guitar that's built in China and it easily beats many American made instruments. If you want excellent build, quality and tone, get the Blueridge BR1060. It's a great bang for the buck!!!!