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Blueridge BR-243 Historic Series 000 Acoustic Guitar   

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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 G...Click To Read More About This Product

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The BR-243 delivers Golden Era tone and style for less.

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. Expertly applied tortoise binding adorns the body and soundhole. The intricate floral-design pearl and abalone inlay work on the headstock is a touch 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.

FEATURES
  • Select solid Sitka spruce top
  • Hand-carved forward X-pattern parabolic braces
  • Choice solid mahogany back and sides
  • 000 body size
  • Slim mahogany neck
  • Premium ebony fingerboard
  • Dovetail neck joint at 14th fret
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • 25-1/2" scale length
  • Rosewood headstock overlay
  • Premium ebony bridge
  • Original floral design mother-of-pearl and abalone headstock inlay
  • Pearl dot fretboard position markers
  • Tortoise body binding and sound hole rosette
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Aged natural finish
  • Dalmatian tortoise pickguard
  • Vintage-style 14:1 ratio nickel-plated tuners
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5.0

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5.0

Great guitar with

By Fradonne

from Italy

I buy the 243 two weeks ago and I now can tell that I'm very happy with it. Great action and great craftmanship; all in the process seem on the high level side.Only complain: the headstock is too narrow and this lends to a problem with the A string that touch the low E shaft before leading the nut.Anyway you can live with it, great guitar easy to play erally load and focused, lighter than a feather.

 
5.0

Shiny, new, and oh so sweet.

By Fretkillerwannabe

from DC

This is initial experience only. I just received this yesterday, and stayed up all night playing. Tone is pure vintage Martin. It sings man, right out of the box with no adjustments at all, its very playable. Flawless construction, beautifully matched woods, I mean gorgeous. The pictures look horrible compared to the real deal. The grain patters exactly matched to look like a single solid piece of wood was used, very beautiful spruce top with clear grain definition. The polyurethane finish is not my favorite, but should hold up long past when a laquer finish gives up.. and yes, the wood can still breathe on the inside of the guitar.Seriously, I have played taylors, martins, and taks for steel strings, and this is the equal of any guitar I have every played. The price is just gravy, the guitar is seriously worth 3 times the price I paid. Just lovely in every respect. Now, to see if it holds up?? Only time will tell.

 
5.0

Great Great Great

By rileyjoemayola

from Stillwater, Ok

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It has everything it should have for a lot less money than any of the guitars it sounds like. The head looks a whole lot better than most of the Blueridge guitars, less goddy but still classy. Has a very balanced sound with really defined bass. Puts out a lot of sound for the size but it sounds great played soft or played hard. My favorite guitar yet.

 
5.0

Did not let me down.

By rileyjoemayola

from Stillwater, Ok

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This guitar is fantastic. I knew it would sound good, I had been searching for a long while for the right guitar and was looking to spend more money, but this guitar is great. Better bass than I had expected from a guitar of this size...the mahogany is wonderful...smells good to.Get it.

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