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Blueridge BR-40 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  Natural 

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The Blueridge BR-40 guitar is certainly the workhorse of the Blueridge Contemporary line. Every detail makes for easy playability & a big, powerf...Read More

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An acoustic guitar that combines solid top-tone, classic styling, and an entry-level price.

The Blueridge BR-40 guitar is certainly the workhorse of the Blueridge Contemporary line. Every detail makes for easy playability & a big, powerful tone. The Blueridge guitar features a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany back, sides, and peghead overlay. Gorgeous accoutrements like 5-ply body binding, mother-of-pearl inlays, and nickel-plated Kluson-style tuners. Authentic pre-war bracing ensures rich dreadnought tone and volume just like the finest vintage guitars.

FEATURES
  • Select, solid Sitka spruce top with hand-carved parabolic braces in the authentic prewar forward X-pattern
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Natural high-gloss finish
  • Black 5-ply body binding (B/W/B/W/B)
  • Carved Mahogany, low profile neck with Mother-of-pearl dot position markers
  • East Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Dovetail neck/body joint
  • Ornate mother-of-pearl peghead inlay
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Black pickguard
  • Accurate vintage-style 14:1 ratio nickel-plated open-back tuners with butterbean-style buttons
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
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BlueridgeBR-40 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Stays in tune (5)
  • Fun to play (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (3)
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Reviewed by 12 customers

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5.0

Great guitar at great price

By seanerbeaner

from Wisconsin

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Blueridge BR-40 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I have owned dozens of high end guitars and none of them sounded any better then this modestly priced acoustic gutar. Ive owned Martins, Gibsons, Larrivees, Santa Cruz, Taylors, Guilds, Takamines, Goodall etc. None have sounded better then this solid topped and laminated back and sides guitar. I am astounded at the tone and loudness with this guitar. I cant wait to try mediums on this beast. It is certainly worthy of case shopping. My only concern is that the tuners seem very cheap. The tone on this one is very rich with slightly dipped mid string volume. It is also jangly when strummed. The low E on this guitar is truly a delight to hear, play and hear. Worth saving your pennies and then saving huge money as opposed to buying some expensive guitar. Great campfire guitar!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar!

    By mike

    from shenandoah valley, va

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Blueridge BR-40 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      Great guitar for a great price!

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      (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      For the money, it's a 10+

      By oldjammer

      from Mooresville, NC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Blueridge BR-40 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        I have owned my BR40 for 2 years now. Recalling the day it was delivered in a cardboard box, I was apprehensive. I unpacked it, noticed the D'addario J17's, looked over the thick, shiny finish, and thought "wow, this thing could float and never take on water!" Next, I waited about an hour, and tuned it up. There were a couple of dead strings, so without panic, I loosened each string and reset the bridge pins, and retuned. Much better!. I played the original strings for a couple weeks and ordered a set of Graph Tech Tusq bridge pins from Musicians Friend. When they arrived, I put on a new set of D'Adarrio EJ17's, installed the bridge pins, and heard an extraordinary sound from this guitar. I'm not going to make ridiculous comparisons to Martins and Taylors, though I compare them regularly. I find this guitar delivers and excellent sound every time I play it. Clear, crisp, and loud if you want it to be. I played the heck out of this guitar, and let others do the same. Although I haven't put it afloat, the finish has held up extremely well and cleans up easily. Greg Rich (Blueridge consultant, Rich & Taylor Guitars) knows a thing or two about guitars. The solid wood Sitka top with Martin pre-war bracing is the key to great acoustic sound. After the 1st year, I installed a K&K pure mini under saddle pickup with excellent results. Since then, I acquired an '06 BR 260, solid brazilian rosewood model, and if these things improve with age as Martins and Taylors, then god almighty!

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        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar

        By jottie

        from florida

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Feel
        • Look
        • Playability
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune
        • Tone

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Blueridge BR-40 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        Dont let the price fool you.
        Mine plays and sounds like a dream, almost every bit as nice as the Martin I own.

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        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best guitar I have bought yet

        By Drifter1978

        from Ottawa, Canada

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Blueridge BR-40 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          This is the best guitar I have played.

          I needed to replace my 1978 Yamaha FG-331. I visited many music stores trying to find a replacement. MOst of the guitars in my price range (below 700$) lacked richness of sound, comfortable neck and action. I finally settled on a Taylor 110ce. I had it for a year and was not satisfied with the sound. I ordered this BR-140 and my search is over. It feels like home. Sounds like a dream and most of all is a joy to play. I recommend it to anyone who is on the fence

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great guitar for intermediate player

          By Benneth01

          from Tallahassee, FL

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Blueridge BR-40 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            Guitar has very good sound and feel. It looks better than more expensive guitars. The head design is simple but attractive. I can't find a blemish in the wood, and I've been looking very hard for a flaw. Very good guitar for this price range and if you are not a professional.

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            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My standby!

            By Telesrme

            from Wyoming

            Comments about Blueridge BR-40 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            This is my standby. When I absolutely have to get it right, I bring this axe. It's been a trusted friend for many decades. I haven't played one of the newer models but I would hope that the quality and workmanship have not changed a bit.
            I've owned this flattop for 30+ years and it still performs well. No flaws anywhere on it other than what I've put on it with normal use. The tuners are excellent and are still performing well. The tone and timber are still as bright as the day I purchased it 30+ years ago. I've had to file the frets a couple times but that's normal.
            I've played Taylors and Martin that I didn't like as well as this Blueridge.

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            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Guitar for the Money

            By karl christofferson

            from new hampshire

            Comments about Blueridge BR-40 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            This model is good. good sound good looks.
            Very Nice Glossy Finish, Real Clean work, Nice playable neck with waverly like tuners. Sounds good for just having a solid spruce top and laminated back and sides. Looks as good as a D18, although the fretboard needs to be cleaned. Your fingers get black from wood dust on the fingerboard. Clean the fingerboard with the proper cleaner and your all set. I'm Happy
            One of the best coming out of China
            This model is a good buy. Some of the others are pricey. They may not be worth it.

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            (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            NICE GUITAR FOR THE MONEY

            By Folk Muse

            from California

            Comments about Blueridge BR-40 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            Over all for this price its good. The neck is assembled. Meaning made of a few pieces glued together. No big deal for the price. Martin and Taylor does it also. I find the tuners slip or something. I cant keep it in tune so am going to put Grover StaTites on it. The over all sound is very good.

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            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar

            Comments about Blueridge BR-40 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            This guitar has a solid wood top and laminate sides and back but the sounds is fabulous. I searched for months and looked in various cities and various music stores before I settled on the BR-40. The price for this guitar is amazing and it plays better than many of the guitars at a higher price range. I compared it with with models in the same price range from Ibanez,
            Yamaha, Fender and Epiphone and most really didn't come close to comparing.

            A close second for me was the Yamaha Folk model, but I prefer a darker sound so the Blueridge was the best choice.
            For the price the quality is very good. Great X bracing.

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