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Blueridge BR-180 Historic Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar   

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The Blueridge BR-180 Historic Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is crafted with a select solid spruce top, hand-carved X-bracing, ebony bridge, ebon...Read More

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The BR-180 is a tone powerhouse with glorious Golden Era style.

The Blueridge BR-180 Historic Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is crafted with a select solid spruce top, hand-carved X-bracing, ebony bridge, ebony fingerboard, choice solid rosewood back and sides, and a traditional dovetail neck joint for pure Golden Era tone. Full D-45 style pearl and abalone ornamentation adorns the body, neck, and headstock, with an intricate abalone and pearl inlay on the headstock and a delicate wood marquetry back center strip. Aged finish completes the vintage Blueridge look. The slim mahogany neck and traditional dreadnought body make the BR-180 a truly enjoyable guitar to play.

The Historic Series offers authentic vintage style with strict adherence to the spirit of prewar guitars 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
  • Choice solid rosewood back and sides
  • Traditional dreadnought body size
  • Slim mahogany neck
  • Traditional diamond volute on back of headstock
  • Dovetail neck joint at 14th fret
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • 25-1/2" scale length
  • Rosewood headstock overlay
  • Ebony bridge
  • D-45 style ornamentation
  • Unique abalone and pearl headstock inlay
  • Abalone soundboard and soundhole inlays
  • Delicate wood marquetry back center strip
  • Pearl body border inlays
  • Beautiful abalone fingerboard inlays
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Delicate wood marquetry back center strip
  • Aged-tone finish
  • B/W/B binding
  • Dalmatian tortoise pickguard
  • Vintage-style 14:1 ratio gold-plated tuners

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Great guitar

By Hack

from Columbus, GA

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I am 62 years old and have been playing Bluegrass and Gospel guitar for a LONG time. I currently own and play a Martin HD-28, D-41 and D-45. My BR-180 was made in June of 2005 and it is fantastic. My Martins sound awesome, but they certainly do not shame my BR-180.

I had my local guitar shop install a Fishman Matrix Infinity pickup in it and now it is even better.

I think my BR-180 is prettier than my D-45 and about 1/8th the cost.

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Used BR-180

By Doc-3OXuA

from Arkansas

I just purchased a pretty beat up used Blueridge BR-180. It had several scratches on the face and was clearly well broken in. My son was looking for an acoustic to take to college and he played Martins, Taylors, Gibsons, Larivees, Takamines all weekend long and was as happy with this guitar as any he played

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Praise the BR 180

By mcellis1

from Canton, Ga.

I have owned a BR 180 for three years. I previously owned a Martin D-28 and a J-50 Deluxe Gibson. The BR 180 exceeds both in sound. The neck is easier to chord making playing it a real joy. The appearance, sound, quality, and play ability of the BR 180 exceeds all expectations. I play with other guitars on Saturday nights and while they are tuning constantly the BR 180 stays in tune even with new strings. Blueridge BR 180 is unbeatable.

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Best Damn Guitar

By tokenflame

from Maryland, USA

I have owned a BR-180CE f the last year and a half. When I first bought it I had a Martin D-41 Special, so I pulled it out and started playing both just to compare sound and feel. I just really couldn't tell the difference, by that I mean if I had another Martin in the room and was blind folded and handed each one of these guitars to play I doubt that I could tell you which one was the Blueridge and which was the Martin. For its price I have to give this guitar the best damn guitar anywhere.

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Slo Bob's BR-180

By Slo Bob

from Benbrook, TX

I've had my BR-180 for 3 years. It has better sound quality than any guitar in the world! Every time I play it I'm still amazed! The sustain, fullness and range are the best I've heard!! When I travel with it, it has to be re-tuned due to the change in climate. I'd put this guitar up against any!! Even 10K Martins!!

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blueridge br180

By Harold L Lam sr.

from orange virginia

Ijust purchased a blueridge br180 love the sound and looks but alittle disappointed in quality my uncle brought it new never played it 2 days afterI had it I seen 2 cracks in top in line withfret board down to sound hole since I did't buy it myself Ihave no warranty any sugguestion on where to get this fixed

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By LsvgsHensel

from Polson, Montana

I have owned my BR-180 for over a year now. I have played everything under the sun,Marti, Tacoma, Taylor,etc,etc and I dont feel any of them sounded any better than my Blueridge! For a guitar that cost helf of the price of some of those models it sounded as good if not better than all of them. I recently started get a buzz at the 12th fret but found out it was the cold dry climate here in Montana. I bought a humidifier and the problem went away in three days. I love it and would highly recomend it.

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BlueRidge BR-180

By UncleJam

from Western NC

I have had BlueRidge BR-180 for about two months. Thus far it has proved to be an excellent instrumnet. I works well for finger and flat picking. The sound is exactly what I was looking for. Not too trebly, with good bass response and bright midtones. My only problem is with the headstock and tuner spacing. The strings running from the top tuners are way too close to the bottom tuners. This would make changing a single 4th or 1st string, at best, a difficult task. However, the guitar stays in tune, even after a solid pounding during several jam sessions. This is why I dropped two points off of the quality.The action is great on the one I bought. The inlay around the bindings and soundhole are beautiful, but the design on the headstock is a little over the top.

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Great instrument

By Lennie

from Mooresboro, NC

I recently bought the Blueridge BR-180. Everyone who sees and hears this guitar is impressed with its look and sound. It has as much punch as just about any Martin that I've heard, and more than some at a substantially lower price.

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great deal

By strawbfan-.edqi

from chadwicks NY

I`ve been playing guitar since around 1975.I`ve owned all kinds of acoustic guitars (approx.75-80)including Gibson,Martin,Ovation,Alvarez Yairi,Guild,Yamaha,Ibanez,Taylor,Tacoma,several other brands.For the last 15 years I was pretty much mostly into Martins.Every Martin I ever owned had pretty bad intonation,but they sounded great otherwise.I bought my first Blueridge 2 1/2 years ago it was a BR70.Jan.2006 I bought a BR180,it is THE best guitar I`ve owned to date,my last guitar I liked this much was my D28 Martin,but I like the Blueridge better,the BR180`s intonation is great I don`t have to spend alot of time tuning like I did with my D28 Martin,the BR180 even sounds better than my D28 did.I really love the inlay work on the BR180 too,it looks great.This guitar can`t be beat I would put my BR180 up against any Martin for tone,the action is great very easy on the fingers.

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