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Blueridge BR-160 Historic Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  

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    Blueridge

    The Blueridge BR-160 Dreadnought exemplifies rich tone and classic styling.

    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.

    The Blueridge BR-160 Historic Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar has a solid choice spruce top and East Indian rosewood back and sides. X-braced for optimum tone and volume. The low-profile mahogany neck has a rosewood fretboard wth intricate mother-of-pearl inlays, vintage-style rosewood bridge with bone saddle, and a gorgeously original peghead shape with exquisite MOP inlays and Blueridge logo.

    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.

    Features

    • Solid spruce top
    • East Indian rosewood back/sides
    • Low-profile mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Vintage-style rosewood bridge with bone saddle
    • Mother-of-pearl position inlays

    Not only are the design and tone of this beautiful dreadnought old-fashioned, the price is too! Call or click to buy now!

     
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    4.8

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    A Really Fine Acoustic Guitar.

    I have had my Blueridge BR-160 over two years now, buying it new. It sounded great the first day I recieved it. And by now the solid rosewood body has opened up...Read complete review

    I have had my Blueridge BR-160 over two years now, buying it new. It sounded great the first day I recieved it. And by now the solid rosewood body has opened up more, with a great bass and treble sound. The workmanship and quality of the guitar is first rate. There are some things I changed to this guitar a after getting it. I changed the strings right away to Martin "SP" light gauge phosphor bronze. And I do switch to D'Addario Bluegrass medium/light phosphor bronze when I need to, when I play with local Bluegrass and Folk music bands in my area. The second thing I did to my BR-160 was doing a "reverse" wind to the guitar strings at the sixth string tuner peg, and also at the first string tuner peg. It's a very short distance from these two tuning pegs to the nut, and this gives the two strings a straight line directly to the nut. I also did away with the six factory "vintage" tuners. I installed a standard set of gold Grover enclosed tuners. The Grover six o'clock screw position for the wood mounting screws lined up with the factory wood screw holes at the bottoms of each tuner. And after changing all six tuner keys to the Grovers, I filled the six empty top wood screw holes with six spare factory wood screws. It does not detract from the appearance of my BR-160 at all. The Grovers are a much better addition in feel and gives a quicker turning ratio. I play with a number of bands, and travel with them to Bluegrass-Folk music festivals. I play a Martin HD-28, and I play my BR-160 much of the time too. It does everything I could ask for in a great dreadnaught solid spruce/rosewood guitar. My Blueridge has great sustain, with lots of bass and treble sound for my playing style.

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    After a year....

    The body is distorting around the bridge, the neck wont adjust evenly, anGthe first three frets are worn down on the GBand E strings very significantly. Unacceptable. But it sounds tremendous. But...Read complete review

    The body is distorting around the bridge, the neck wont adjust evenly, anGthe first three frets are worn down on the GBand E strings very significantly. Unacceptable. But it sounds tremendous. But that is not enough, however, to put up the the very poor durability I have experienced. I liked it much better at first...but trust me, this thing has not held up. At least mine has not.

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    5.0

    One of the best guitars for any price!

    By 2389845

    from LA

    I'm a multi-grammy award winning record producer, and I've recorded tons of different guitars, but when I heard this one, I was amazed. Sounded so good, I had to buy one...it's great.

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    5.0

    Unbeatable for the money

    By Spiffarino

    from Asheville, NC

    My Gibson has lost its number one status; the BR-160 is as good a strummer and it's far superior for flatpicking. The tone is nicely balanced with nice rich lows that make it great for singing. The neck is rather flat, though. Keep that in mind if you prefer a thicker or rounder neck. I don't really care. It's great.

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    5.0

    Great Guitar!

    By Tommy

    from California

    This guitar is awesome! I bought it used so it came with a couple of dings and no case! I also wasn't a huge fan of the lacquer finish and the wimpy sized headstock, however it plays like a dream, it is quite sensitive, and will fill an entire room by itself. I also have an Epiphone 500m which is a wonderful guitar, but is blown away by this Blueridge. It is comparable to guitars costing twice as much. I'm sure there are better guitars out there, but it will be difficult to find a guitar that will match the sound and quality of this guitar. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a high quality guitar and doesn't want to spend a fortune.

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    5.0

    3 years of Joy

    By vbluguitar

    from Medina, OH

    My BR-160 will be three this spring. I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed this guitar. It just keeps sounding better and better. I also own a 1 year old Taylor GA3 which I absolutely love, but the Blueridge is just as well made and sounds a bit better. On the downside, it does have 2 cracks that developed along the purfling, but I live in the northeast and we have pretty dry winters, so I am not surprised. This guitar is a fantastic investment and is still hundreds of dollars cheaper than comparable models with the same features.

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    5.0

    Tremendous Guitar

    The BR160 stays on the stand. My Martin D16 and my Taylor 414CE stays in the closet. This is an unbelievable guitar in every way.

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    5.0

    Blueridge 160

    By packrat

    from Germantown, TN

    I'm an amateur player who wanted a nice guitar without breaking my bank. This guitar fits that description. It's a quality instrument with a great sound, easy to play. I don't like the cheetah pickguard and the inlay on the headstock is a little cheesey, but those are cosmetic criticisms. Also, the strings rub a little close to the tuning nuts on the headstock but I don't believe this affects the sound. Other than these things, I love this guitar. I've owned it for 1 1/2 years and pick it up to play all the time. I'm just an amateur rythym guitarist and have never owned a realy expensive instrument, although I've played a few, but I have a hard time believing there is much out there that is better for the money.

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    5.0

    BR-160

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    After getting frustrated at how hard it is to get warranty work done on a Martin, I sold it and bought this BR-160. What a fantastic guitar this is. If you want nostalgic flashy bang for your buck, then look no further. This guitar sounds great for Bluegrass, Blues, Country and anything else.

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    2.0

    After a year....

    By Andrew Schubert

    from Folk music capital of the world Mt. View, Ark

    The body is distorting around the bridge, the neck wont adjust evenly, anGthe first three frets are worn down on the GBand E strings very significantly. Unacceptable. But it sounds tremendous. But that is not enough, however, to put up the the very poor durability I have experienced. I liked it much better at first...but trust me, this thing has not held up. At least mine has not.

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    5.0

    this is the one to buy

    By modal boy

    from Central Massachusetts

    Playing guitar since 1970 - this is a bluegrass guitar replica (HD-28 Martin) and has that natural full tone we all like. I have had professional bluegrass dudes play it and give me the big "'atta boy" nod. I've had mine 3+ years, the pick guard is just lifting a little on one corner. Easy fix. I put a K+K western pickup system in. Sweet. The action needs to be a little high and slap on a set of elixer or john pearse .13's and this baby will let you ride clean and true. Worth twice the price. No question.

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    5.0

    bluegrass and country music

    By Djordan

    from Rainbow City, Al

    I love my Blueridge the sound is great out of the box. I have own my for about 3 years it has really open up now. I am sure it will only sound better with age. I would but it up against any other brand for the tone and paying quality.

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