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Overview

  • Select, solid Sitka spruce top with hand-carved parabolic braces in the authentic X-pattern
  • Santos rosewood back and sides
  • Natural high-gloss finish
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $795.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $325.01
  • Your Price:
    $46999

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      Classic styling and vintage tone at an old-fashioned price.

      The Blueridge BR-60T Tenor acoustic guitar from the Contemporary series features a Sitka spruce top, with rosewood back, sides, and peghead overlay. Prewar forward X-pattern bracing delivers tone and volume just like vintage dreadnought guitars. Low-profile, carved mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. Beautiful touches like 5-ply body binding, multi-line rosette and backstrip, and mother-of-pearl dot inlays add to the Blueridge guitar's classic look. Stable, nickel-plated Kluson-style tuners ensure proper pitch.

      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 WWI, Blueridge BR-60T guitar is made with the same techniques as their antique counterparts, including many by-hand processes.

      Blueridge guitars are 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. The Blueridge BR-60T guitar 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. Includes limited lifetime warranty.

      Features

      • Select, solid Sitka spruce top with hand-carved parabolic braces in the authentic X-pattern
      • Santos rosewood back and sides
      • Natural high-gloss finish
      • Multi-ply white body binding
      • Carved mahogany, low profile neck with dot position markers
      • East Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge
      • Dovetail neck/body joint
      • Blueridge logo in m-o-p with ornate m-o-p and abalone peghead inlay
      • Bone nut and saddle
      • Black pickguard
      • Vintage-style, 14:1 ratio, nickel-plated open-back tuners with butterbean-style buttons

      Broaden your musical horizons. Order today.

       

      BR-60T Contemporary Series Tenor Guitar Specifications:

      • Nut width: 1 9/32"
      • Scale length: 22 7/8"
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      BlueridgeBR-60T Contemporary Series Tenor Guitar
       
      4.3

      (based on 10 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      86%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Fun to play (7)
      • Good feel (6)
      • Stays in tune (4)
      • Consistent (3)
      • Good audio (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (8)
        • Jamming (6)
        • Recording (4)
        • Small venues (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        A Very Reasonable Instrument

        I can't say this is the best quality instrument I've played, but I have nothing negative to say about it. Also, it is my first tenor guitar so I am comparing the quality...Read complete review

        I can't say this is the best quality instrument I've played, but I have nothing negative to say about it. Also, it is my first tenor guitar so I am comparing the quality to other instruments I've owned or played which are not tenors. I've read a few good reviews of the guitar and, for the most part, agree wholeheartedly.

        As far as quality, I was very impressed. It is comfortable to play, a beautiful instrument, and does not seem cheap at all. Considering it is a factory instrument made in China, I think it is very good. If I were to give one criticism it is that the frets are not as filed and smooth as they would be on a finer instrument. However, like I mentioned before, the instrument is extremely comfortable, just not extraordinarily so.

        The sound is good, although, given it has a spruce top, it is too soon to judge what it will mature to. However, I wouldn't go out of my way to describe it as glorious or exquisite. It is nice, but not to die for. I expected a bit more volume from the review's I've read as well. Playing acoustic with pandeiro (contemporanea w/leather head), cavaco (rozini RC02), and Nylon Guitar(Cordoba unknown model) It seems a little under-powered as a solo instrument, but not far off. (Will have to find a solution to amplify for balance) Sound is very clear and balanced for the instrument from my assessment. Overall the sound is reasonably good.

        One other observation: Santos Rosewood is actually Pau Ferro (or from what I understand also called Morado). I like this wood and have other instruments made out of it. However, it is not a true Dalbergia and a more affordable option than Brazilian Rosewood and probably Indian. (not an expert, but have read a little bit around). This might not matter too much in either case given the back and sides are laminated.

        The guitar delivered most of what I expected. I am extremely satisfied. I was looking for a first tenor guitar that I could grow into and play shows on eventually. (Usually do one payed gig a month) If I sound overly critical it is only to point out the limitations of the instrument to be helpful. I would purchase the instrument again and recommend it to anyone.

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        well made intrumemt. just not finished

        The set up leaves you unable to play in tune starting with the second and third fret. I took it to a luthier and had a pro set up done. It's very cool...Read complete review

        The set up leaves you unable to play in tune starting with the second and third fret. I took it to a luthier and had a pro set up done. It's very cool now, but out of the box, it wouldn't play in tune enough for any purpose. These are a bit hard to find, and I am now pleased with this one, but factor in to your price that you will need a set up to play it at all.

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Tuning Problem

        By TGuitar

        from Illinois

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Requires Constant Tuning
        • Tuning Problems

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Blueridge BR-60T Contemporary Series Tenor Guitar:

        I am a Tenor Banjo player and purchased the BR-60T for practice with banjo tuning of CGDA.
        I had a problem with tuning on the A string and the string broke so I could not get the A string tuned.
        I took it to a local music store and the guitar technician put on a new string and he had the same problem tuning the A. The string broke after a few
        minutes. He then tried an Ernie Ball Custom Guage 9(1009) Electric or Acoustic Guitar String and it tuned correctly and sounds good.
        With guitar tuning you probably won't have this
        problem but with banjo tuning CGDA you will need a very thin guage string to get the A to tune up without breaking. I like the sound of the guitar with this tuning and since it is the same as my 4 string banjo I could play it right away. Just use the proper string and it will tune and sound OK.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Problems beyond the 10th fret

        By Bluegrass Picker

        from Illinois

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Not Consistent
        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands

        Comments about Blueridge BR-60T Contemporary Series Tenor Guitar:

        I tried three of these guitars. All of them went sharp when played above the 9th fret. The 1st was very off (7th fret and above) the second improved to about the 9th fret and the third held to the 10th fret. It is a pretty guitar and (except for the above) appears well made. The sound is bright. If you are looking for an instrument to play in first position or just for jamming, it should be fine. But overall I am disappointed - based on their six string guitars I expected better from Blueridge
        Final Note - Musician's Friend was very accomidating in trying to resolve this issue - impressive customer service.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Guitar I've Been Waiting For!

        By Mikey64

        from Buffalo, New York

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Now My Go To Guitar
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Best Sound On Stage
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Blueridge BR-60T Contemporary Series Tenor Guitar:

        I own a 1964 Harmony Archtop, and a 1940 Kalamazoo Flattop tenor, by far the sound quality of the Blueridge is far superior, and I would match the sound to a Martin tenor already. I just can't wait until it's really broken in, in a year or so, because it will just get better.

        Comment on this review

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Nice Piece

        By BluesGramps Will

        from First Coast, FL

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good tone
        • Nicely Crafted
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Teaching

          Comments about Blueridge BR-60T Contemporary Series Tenor Guitar:

          There are very few Tenors on the market today. I was pleasantly surprised at the craftsmanship and good looks of this instrument. It plays well and has a nice warm tone. 50+ years ago I learned on a Tenor, and will start my grandson on this one as soon as he's ready. The light action, narrow neck & finger board make it very small-finger friendly. It's a real bargain.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Nice Piece

          By BluesGramps Will

          from First Coast, FL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Nice Tone
          • Solid Build
          • Well Built

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Blueridge BR-60T Contemporary Series Tenor Guitar:

            Not many manufacturers make a tenor these days. I was pleasantly surprised ... This one is quite nice. Well built and appointed ... sounds good and plays like an expensive instrument. Nice narrow neck and fingerboard make it good for young players' fingers. ...
            I started on a tenor over 50 years ago and will give this one to my grandson when he's ready.

            Comment on this review

            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            well made intrumemt. just not finished

            By 360 player

            from Nashville. TN

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blue Ridge Uses Good Wood
            • Fun To Play
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

            • Nut Too High
            • Requires Constant Tuning
            • Set Up Needed

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Many Tunings Work Well
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues
            • Unique Sound

            Comments about Blueridge BR-60T Contemporary Series Tenor Guitar:

            The set up leaves you unable to play in tune starting with the second and third fret. I took it to a luthier and had a pro set up done. It's very cool now, but out of the box, it wouldn't play in tune enough for any purpose. These are a bit hard to find, and I am now pleased with this one, but factor in to your price that you will need a set up to play it at all.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Really nice guitar

            By Épée don

            from Vaughn, WA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy to play
            • Fun To Play
            • Looks great
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

            • No Cons

            Best Uses

            • Play For Pleasure
            • Practicing

            Comments about Blueridge BR-60T Contemporary Series Tenor Guitar:

            I had a tenor 40years ago. Really liked it but it got busted up in a move. This one is much nicer than that one, but brings back many memories. It looks great, plays great, and even remembers tunes I used to play.

            Comment on this review

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good value, but...

            By Tenorlord

            from San Joachin Valley.

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Blueridge BR-60T Contemporary Series Tenor Guitar:

                  On the model shown, the tenth fret position marker is on the ninth fret. This is typical of builders that usually make six string guitars and think a tenor is just a scaled down six string. Since a tenor guitar is tuned in fifths, it has it's position marker where all instruments tuned in fifths do: On the fifth, seventh, TENTH and twelfth frets. Mandolins, tenor banjos, etc. It's a small matter, but confusing to someone used to playing in fifths.

                  Comment on this review

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A Very Reasonable Instrument

                  By GeorgeCavaquinho

                  from SLC, UT

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Blueridge BR-60T Contemporary Series Tenor Guitar:

                    I can't say this is the best quality instrument I've played, but I have nothing negative to say about it. Also, it is my first tenor guitar so I am comparing the quality to other instruments I've owned or played which are not tenors. I've read a few good reviews of the guitar and, for the most part, agree wholeheartedly.

                    As far as quality, I was very impressed. It is comfortable to play, a beautiful instrument, and does not seem cheap at all. Considering it is a factory instrument made in China, I think it is very good. If I were to give one criticism it is that the frets are not as filed and smooth as they would be on a finer instrument. However, like I mentioned before, the instrument is extremely comfortable, just not extraordinarily so.

                    The sound is good, although, given it has a spruce top, it is too soon to judge what it will mature to. However, I wouldn't go out of my way to describe it as glorious or exquisite. It is nice, but not to die for. I expected a bit more volume from the review's I've read as well. Playing acoustic with pandeiro (contemporanea w/leather head), cavaco (rozini RC02), and Nylon Guitar(Cordoba unknown model) It seems a little under-powered as a solo instrument, but not far off. (Will have to find a solution to amplify for balance) Sound is very clear and balanced for the instrument from my assessment. Overall the sound is reasonably good.

                    One other observation: Santos Rosewood is actually Pau Ferro (or from what I understand also called Morado). I like this wood and have other instruments made out of it. However, it is not a true Dalbergia and a more affordable option than Brazilian Rosewood and probably Indian. (not an expert, but have read a little bit around). This might not matter too much in either case given the back and sides are laminated.

                    The guitar delivered most of what I expected. I am extremely satisfied. I was looking for a first tenor guitar that I could grow into and play shows on eventually. (Usually do one payed gig a month) If I sound overly critical it is only to point out the limitations of the instrument to be helpful. I would purchase the instrument again and recommend it to anyone.

                    Comment on this review

                    (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A Beautiful Guitar, A Wonderful Value

                    Comments about Blueridge BR-60T Contemporary Series Tenor Guitar:

                    This is a beautiful tenor guitar (Blueridge BR-60T). Great resonant sound. Great neck: the rosewood seems to be very high grade (almost ebony-like) and the grain of the mahogany is simply stunning. The fit and finish and general woodwork is first class. Set up was good right out of the box. All this for a relatively low price. If you are looking for a fine tenor, you will not go wrong here. This is a real keeper. Well done!
                    A tenor guitar is a simple instrument. But this one is simply gorgeous.
                    Very nicely done. Beautiful wood and finish.
                    Amazing value. It looks and plays like what you would expect for much, much more cost.

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