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Traditional bracing with solid mahogany back and sides for pure vintage sound.
Crafted with a select solid spruce top, hand-carved X-bracing, choice solid mahogany back and sides, and a traditional dovetail neck joint for pure Golden Era tone. Fine black and white top purfling and the original abalone and pearl inlay work on the headstock are touches of fine art. Aged finish completes the vintage look. The slim mahogany neck and traditional dreadnought body make it a truly enjoyable guitar to play.
The Historic Series offers authentic vintage style with strict adherence to the spirit of prewar instruments from the materials used to the ornate inlay work.
If you've been searching for a Golden Era guitar that isn't priced like it's made of gold, then Blueridge guitars are for you. Reminiscent of fine American guitars built prior to WWII, Blueridge guitars are made with the same techniques as their antique 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 is evident in the traditional, forward-position, hand-carved parabolic X-bracing which allows the solid Spruce top to ring loud and true. Blueridge guitars feature a traditional dovetail neck joint, slim mahogany neck, adjustable truss rod, and butterbean-button, Kluson-style tuning machines with an updated mechanism for modern precision and feel.
Reviewed by 11 customers
I have purchased 5 Blueridge guitars and have given 3 away as gifts. I feel like I am giving the quality of a Martin yet all together I have only spent about what it would cost to by one Martin. All of the recipients are so excited to have such a great guitar.The action is perfect and the tone is better than my 1971 martin d-35.
I played martins that he had in the shop, as well as washburns, taylors, and guilds. None, I repeat none, of those other guitars come close to the deep bass tones and volume that this guitar produced. I kept going back to the blueridge. All my buddies often want to pass their guitars to me so that they can play my blueridge. The action is very low from the factory. This guitar however does not sound good with light strings. The only reason I gave it a 4 on quality is that I had to replace my tuning machines as one of them came apart. Other than that this is a great guitar that even a Martin can't beat.
I just purchased A Blue-Ridge BR 140 Mine is a custom model not available everywhere. The difference is, 1 3/4 nut width no orange aging toner or pick guard. This guitar plays and sounds as good or better than many Others costing three time the price! I have owned a Martin 00028 and an OM35 and the BR 140 compares favorably with these guitars. The only other guitar I have recently played that was nicer was an "Eric Clapton" 00028 that cost a lot more. Do yourself a favor and check out the Blue-Ridge line. When you get famous you'll be able to afford a boutique guitar, but I'll bet you still play the Blue-Ridge!
I needed a dreadnaught. I own an applegate, an olson, a goodall, a Martin 23 of 25 SGA, etc. This guitar weighs in with my Olson and my applegate and is better than all my others!. You are foolish not to buy this guitar before Blueridge finds out what it's really worth!
Wow. That is all I can say. I have been looking around for an acoustic with deep tones and high end goodness and this one jumped out at me right from the start. I was looking for and playing Martin's and Guild's but this one sounds and plays much better in my opinion without costing you an arm and a leg. I still want a Collings someday but this guitar will be with me for a long time.
I just purchased this Beauty a few days ago, The BR140 is a well built solid guitar. Yes, it is a import but Saga corp carry's only the best price and workmanship guitars. I am a diehard Martin man, But I wanted a Guitar to knock around with, so the BR was my choice. After recieving this guitar I found out quickly this is no knock around guitar, the workmanship, tone, volume made this a outstanding guitar, that will be treated with respect. Right out the box it comes with D'Addario strings, plastic bridge pens. I tuned her up started playing action is great very fast neck, to make fret runs. I read the reviews below and went a head and purchased more strings, and a Tusq Ivory bridge pens, for better tone and volume, I have not replaced anything at this point on the Br140, even with the stock bridge pens the volume and tone just keeps getting better each time I play. The harmonics is about 6 seconds of clear ring. I love the tuners and stays in tune just fine. You can pick the strings hard or light and never worry about losing tone. Overall great guitar.
Played a Blue Ridge BR-140 today in a local music store. Actually I needed some single .009 "G" strings for My 12 string guitar, so while there, I decided to look over a guitar or two. While there, I picked up a BR-140 and couldn't put it back on the rack. Reminds Me so much of My Guild D-55 in tonal quality. I had previously played a (drop shoulder'd drednaught) Blue Ridge guitar at this October's Dallas/Arlington Guitar Show. The quality of this BR-140 is top shelf, and I couldn't find but 2 things that I'd like changed. One was the plastic bridge pins, the other is the high-gloss finished neck. After playing Martins, Larivees, and buying a Taylor 855, all with satin finished necks, I'm quite spoiled.The inlay on the headstock is reminiscent of the custom Larivee inlaid headstocks; stunning beauty!The body of the guitar was select mahogany, with an antiqued sitka spruce solid top. Both in terms of volume and tone, this guitar is a winner.If there is a better out of the box guitar, I'm not aware of it!
I work at a music store and I have seen & played many, many guitars. What first attracted me to the Blueridge BR-140 was its appearance. The MOP inlay and the tortoise pickguard told me this was not the run-of-the-mill acoustic that I see every day. Then I picked it up and played it. I swear to God it sounds as good or probably better than all of the Martins, Taylors and even older Guilds that I have seen come through our store. When I looked through the soundhole and saw that it was made in China I was first surprised and a little let down, but then I thought....why should I be? The fact is that many amazing guitars are being built overseas now. Way back when, the only great guitars were being built in the USA and this built up a tradition and great reputation for American guitars. But the world is changing and ever-evolving. I have a Squier telecaster custom that blows away the USA Fenders that I tried. It's weird I know....but it's absolutely true. The BR-140 is built to pre-war standards, so it's no wonder the sound projects and the instrument sounds awesome. Seriously, this guitar puts out a strong, clear, warm tone that I have been searching for and I would much rather pay less for a guitar that sounds better than a much more expensive one. I guess only time will tell if these guitars will sound this good on down the road, but I get a feeling of quality when I hold it and play it, and I believe this guitar will go down in history as a great one.
If you want a guitar that is in my opinion, better than a Martin, this is the guitar for you. The bass tones are deep and full. It has absolutley no buzz at any part of the fret board. It has a low action that many bluegrass pickers want. This only the second acoustic guitar that I own and I have yet to find another that sounds as good. So if you are looking for a great guitar without breaking the bank I say it is a definite buy. I will say that I did have one problem with one of my tuning machines and had to replace them all, but other than that this guitar is where it is at.
I've owned my Blueridge BR-140 since August 2006, and I have absolutely no regrets about my purchase. I tried out a number of guitars -- including this mango-colored thing with an over-the-top headstock...and only five strings. It was a Blueridge. After a few strums I said to myself, "If this thing sounds this good with only five strings, it's going to be great with six!" I was right. My BR-140 came well-packaged and blemish-free. It sounded fine with the factory-installed D'Addario EJ-16 light gauge strings. I can't see much difference between this guiatr and the Taylors, Breedloves, Alvarez' and Washburns I tested. It came down to looks -- and I like the BR-140's gaudy, out-of-the-ordinary appearance. Buy one of these...and you won't be sorry.