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Blueridge BR-163 Historic Series 000 Acoustic Guitar

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Crafted with a select solid spruce top, hand-carved X-bracing, choice solid rosewood back and sides, and a traditional dovetail neck joint for pure G...Click To Read More About This Product

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The BR-163 delivers pure vintage tone and vibe at a truly vintage price!

Crafted with a select solid spruce top, hand-carved X-bracing, choice solid rosewood back and sides, and a traditional dovetail neck joint for pure Golden Era tone. The intricate pearl and abalone inlay work on the headstock and fingerboard; delicate herringbone top purfling and center strip on the back; and white binding are touches of fine art. Aged-tone finish completes the vintage look. The slim mahogany neck and comfortable 000-sized 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.

  • Select solid Sitka spruce top
  • Hand-carved forward X-pattern parabolic braces
  • Solid select Indian rosewood back and sides
  • 000 body size
  • Slim mahogany neck
  • East Indian rosewood fingerboard
  • Dovetail neck joint at 14th fret
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • 25-1/2" scale length
  • East Indian rosewood bridge
  • Rosewood headstock overlay
  • Unique mother-of-pearl and abalone design headstock inlay
  • Delicate herringbone top inlay and back center stripe
  • Aged natural finish
  • White binding
  • Dalmatian tortoise pickguard
  • Vintage-style 14:1 ratio nickel-plated tuners
  • Butterbean-style tuner buttons

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My new favorite!

By Jonboy-72W_k

from Hot Springs, AR

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Picked up one of these used a while back, with a Fishman pickup included, and I have been ecstatic ever since. I have owned and played Gibson, Fender, Ibanez, Washburn and others, and this BY FAR is my favorite stick to play. Easy action, great looks (particularly the inlays on the headstock), and sounds great plugged or unplugged. Many of the active gigging musicians I know that play acoustic blues, acoustic rock, etc. play this exact guitar. It is a can't miss.


Among The Elite

By Jayhawker80

from Hiawatha Kansas

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In looking for a new guitar I found a gem in the BR 163. It had come down to Blueridge and a much more expensive brand. What it boils down to is that I think the Br 163 is a match for any guitar that I have ever played, and I have played all of the high end acoustics and owned a few too. For what it is worth, this is one of the finest sounding, and playing guitars I have had the distinct pleasure of holding. For the price, out of this world value.


As Good As It Gets

By Pickin n Grinnin

from Atlanta

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Beautiful tone and so easy to play. I cannot belive Blueridge can make such a high quality guitar and sell for their prices. This guitar is pure quality and tone. The neck and fret work is absolutely perfect. Intonation is spot on and no buzz or fret out anywhere, even with nice low action. Guitar is very light and resonates forever. If you are looking for that nice "middy" Clapton tone, this is the guitar. This guitar, in terms of quality is every bit as good as a 000 28EC. There is not a flaw on this piece of art. I really don't know how they do it. The BR 163 is very tasetfully done with herringbone trim and has that high end vintage guitar feel. The 000 body is so much more comfortable than a dreadnaught. You don't want to put the guitar down. I love mine and with it I would not part.


Better than a Martin

By LesPaulkindaguy

from TN

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I absolutely love this guitar, and I scored when I found it online with electronics installed and a case for 575! Seriously, amazing guitar that sounds exactly like an EC martin. It's a beautiful guitar that makes you wanna play and write songs all day.Truely my favorite guitar of all that I own.


Just amazing....

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I just got my br-163 and this guitar just truely amazing the playability and sound are just awesome. This is a must have in a guitar collection.


No Chance At All

By Seaboggan

from Whitehall, Mi.

I purchased my BR163 last January (2006)in a rush feeling the price could do nothing but soar. Upon receiving it the tone was a little harsh but as the weeks passed it got better and better. I now use GHS Silk and Bronze med/lite strings and it sounds fantastic. I won't compare it to a Martin because all things considered, the BR163 stands alone. There is no chance at all I would part with it.

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