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Blueridge BR-180A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural 

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The Blueridge BR-180A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar features a select and rare solid Adirondack spruce top with hand-ca...Read More

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Solid Adirondack spruce top with hand-carved parabolic top braces creates a vintage-style guitar with tons of class.

The Blueridge BR-180A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar features a select and rare solid Adirondack spruce top with hand-carved parabolic top braces in an authentic prewar forward X pattern. The guitar also features a premium solid East Indian rosewood back and sides and abalone pearl on all the body edges and the sound hole rosette. A high-gloss finish adorns the guitar's body while a lightly aged finish graces the guitar's solid top. With its big, bold sound the Blueridge BR-180 is truly a guitar tone seekers everywhere will covet.

FEATURES
  • Select and rare, solid Adirondack spruce top with hand-carved parabolic top braces in authentic prewar forward X-pattern
  • Premium solid East Indian Rosewood back and sides with abalone pearl on all body edges and sound hole rosette
  • High-gloss finish with lightly aged top finish
  • Delicate marquetry center strip on back
  • One-piece mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod and traditional diamond volute on back of headstock
  • Premium ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Abalone snowflake position markers on fingerboard
  • Rosewood peghead overlay with unique, mother-of-pearl and abalone design on peghead
  • Accurate vintage-style 14:1 ratio gold-plated open-back tuners with butterbean-style buttons
  • Nut and saddle are made from bone
  • Nut width: 1 3/4"
  • Scale Length: 25 5/8"

Enjoy vintage sound and performance with a more playable neck. Order today.

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BlueridgeBR-180A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good audio (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (4)
    • Practicing (4)
    • Recording (4)
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    4.0

    Guitar on the move

    By Barry

    from Murrieta

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • Not Consistent

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Blueridge BR-180A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    This is my second review on the Blue Ridge 180A. Now that I have had this guitar for some time I have had an issue with it. The neck developed an ever increasing up bow that I have now finally stopped with several truss rod adjustments. I have the neck straight but the frets are no longer level. I was going to lower the action when I originally received the guitar but life got in the way and I'm glad it did. I'm going to give the guitar a few more months to settle in and then I will level the frets and lower the action. I would suggest anyone who buys one of these guitars play it for a while before making any action changes. It seems these guitars have some growing to do before they settle in to their final positions. I still love the tone of the guitar though and I believe when it is all settled and finally adjusted to my action tastes, it will be my main recording guitar.

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    4.0

    Very fine guitar

    By jurma

    from Riga, Latvia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Blueridge BR-180A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      Guitar has very rich tone and feels very well. It is very responsive for flat picking and strumming. But also very good for finger picking. I like it very much. It is also very fine designed with abalone. It definitely inspired by Martin D-45 but I cannot compare them - these are just two different guitars.
      It also intonates very well although its bone bridge is not compensated.

      The only issue is that "snowflake" abalone inlay at the first fret on my guitar was set too low into the fretboard and the level difference corrected with dark fretboard lacquer.
      This does not affect on playability at all. It just does not shine that well as other inlays.
      Nevertheless this guitar is just fantastic but you can expect some insignificant assembly issues.

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      5.0

      Great Guitar! Great sound. Great price

      By Barry

      from Murrieta, Ca.

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • No Pickup Without Cutaway

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Blueridge BR-180A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      After the 2008 crash I sold my Martin DC Aura to make a mortgage payment and Martin doesn't make that model any more. :( Because of that, I looked for other alternatives in a higher end dreadnought guitar. I found the reviews on the Blue Ridge BR-180A and was impressed with the comments and the price. I now have one in my hands and all I can say is this is a lot of guitar for the money. This guitar is as well built as my Martin was and sounds just as good to me. The only two things that would make it better are if it came with a case and if it had a high end Fishman pickup and preamp. I know the cutaway version has that, but I really didn't want a cutaway this time. I will be adding a pickup of some kind soon. I am really excited about recording this guitar. It really sounds great and has a well balanced tone and great volume. There is plenty of bottom end for me and I am playing country and bluegrass with it. I'll be ordering a case for it soon to. This is a great buy in a D45 style dreadnought. Workmanship is excellent. I'm proud to own it and I'm pleased to have an extra thousand clams still in the bank over what I'd have if I had purchased another Martin. Nice job Saga Music and Blue Ridge.

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      5.0

      An awesome dred

      By The Old Bear

      from Ft. Smith,AR

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Blueridge BR-180A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        I own several acoustic guitars, but the BR180A is starting to become my "go to" guitar. At first I wasn't too sure . I dug the aesthetics of the instrument and it is a cannon for sure. When played in first position the response is super with great tone and I love the bass response. I've had it about 3 months now and it is beginning to open up, and reveal it's "personality". When played further up the neck it becomes a little more difficult to play, and bar chords become challenging, but a different set-up May help this. Over all it's a well constructed, beautiful guitar that sounds great and is great for country, folk, or bluegrass styles. I am pleased to have the Blueridge BR180A in my collection.

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