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Blueridge BR-70 Contemporary Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar   

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Crafted with a select solid spruce top, hand-carved X-bracing, choice rosewood back and sides, and a traditional dovetail neck joint for pure Golden ...Read More

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The BR-70 delivers solid prewar tone with a sharp modern look.

Crafted with a select solid spruce top, hand-carved X-bracing, choice rosewood back and sides, and a traditional dovetail neck joint for pure Golden Era tone. Expertly applied white binding adorns the body, neck, and headstock. The abalone and pearl inlay work on the headstock and the back center stripe of intricate wood marquetry are touches of fine art. Aged-tone finish completes the vintage look. The slim mahogany neck and traditional dreadnought body make it a truly enjoyable guitar to play.

Contemporary Series Blueridge guitars offer prewar performance with a clean, modern look and style.

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
  • Rosewood back and sides
  • Traditional dreadnought body size
  • Slim mahogany neck
  • East Indian rosewood fingerboard
  • Dovetail neck joint at 14th fret
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • 25-1/2" scale length
  • Rosewood headstock overlay
  • East Indian rosewood bridge
  • Pearl headstock inlay
  • Abalone top binding and soundhole rosette
  • Hexagonal abalone fingerboard inlay
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Back center strip of delicate wood marquetry
  • High-gloss natural finish
  • White binding
  • Black pickguard
  • Vintage-style 14:1 ratio nickel-plated tuners
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4.9

(based on 23 reviews)

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Reviewed by 23 customers

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

yes i am buying another one

By preacherman-2XLyM

from Castle Rock WA

I owned one of these fine guitars for three years and it was stolen. I loved it from day one. The guitar is simply beautiful. it was a cannon right out of the case and the sound just kept getting better. The neck is wonderful and my luthier set the action just right. I also installed a plate mate and it was awesome. The open tuners worked just fine and after three years the gold plating still was intact. One was hard to turn a little but a shot of oil would have fixed it. Yes i am buying another one to replace it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

blueridge br70

By Durango

from Northeast

I bought this guitar without seeing or playing it; I had a recomendation about Blueridges in general and the guitar just looked so appealing on the online site. It arrived a couple of days ago and I'm impressed. Though it arrived with the action quite high, it has been an easy fix to shave the bone saddle and give the truss rod a slight tweak. No buzzes anywhere. The sound is just great, can't complain about anything there at all; the harmonics ring forever. I exchanged the Dadarrios that came with it with Elixer twelves, I think 11's as the next set of strings will improve the the sound of the open D's and overall playability. The guitar is definitely a beautiful blingy instrument and very lightweight. Craftsmanship is nearly impeccable. The head seems a bit crowded for the tuners, though the look of it is just right. The tuners seem a bit unsubstantial and are at this point, somewhat hard to turn, but time will tell there and that's an easy fix if needed. The case quality is a bit less than I'm used to, but the value on this product overall is just fine, I'm happy I bought it. I would and probably will buy another Blueridge if the prices remain so reasonable.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Blueridge BR-70 . is as good as any Martin D-41

By Guitar Man-wNXdU

from Nashville TN.

I havew owned 2 D-41s and have to say that the Blueridge stands right with them. The resonation is fantastic and the octives of all the cords are consistent of any $3000+ guitar. I also own a Gigson Doves In Fleight custom at over $6000 MSRP and have to say the Blueridge BR-70 sounds as good. Play ability is effortless and no string buzz anywhere on the neck. A great investment for a begennrt or a pro player.If you want a status symbol by a Martin if you want a great guitar buy a Blueridge.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This is one of the BEST

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This guitar is one of the best I have played. I played this one at a music store and I liked it so much I bought it. It is light weight and easy to move around, the idea thing if you play in small rooms or on a stage. The sound is the best thing about this guitar. It has bass but the higher notes are very clear so the sound is mixed. My dad has a Martin D-41 and the two guitars sound very much alike. The looks are very good to.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Blueridge Stands Up Well

By cmanmt

from IN

I purchased my Blueridge BR-70 back in September 2007. Here's what my experience has been.PlayabilityThis guitar has very low action from the factory; so low, in fact, that it has some noticeable fret buzz all the way around. You will need to do some setup work, but to be honest, that can be expected with any guitar in this price range.SoundThe sound is pretty evenly tempered. It has a nice amount of bass, but it's not boomy by any means. The mids and the treble come on strong; overall it cuts through the mix pretty well, with a good bit of volume. It's opening up more and more. I own many guitars, but the highlight of my collection is a Martin D40. I hear people tell me all the time that this Blueridge sounds better than any Martin they've ever heard; I just smile and think, "you haven't heard mine." I'm going to be honest and say I don't understand how people can compare the two brands. Totally different categories and price ranges, and besides "best" is subjective. I like this Blueridge for what it is, and I like the Martin for what it is.Fit, Finish, DurabilityEverything is put together very nicely. It's finished well, and cosmetically, this guitar is gorgeous. I've played probably 40 or 50 shows with this guitar, and it's held up no problem, but you'd expect that.Overall, it's a good guitar, I like it, and I'm glad I bought it. Your mileage may vary.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best for the money

By Holiday-8GvFS

from Sevierville,Tn

I just picked mine up at the shop.It sounds so beautiful and has all i ever would want or really need in an acoustic. it also comes with a very nice hardshell case to boot very nice.Very budget priced for you get from this guitar.Buy it try it and love it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BR-70 Lefthand

By BR-70 Left hand version

from Lake Tahoe, NV

When I looked at this model in the store I was blown away by the sound and quality of instrument. When I found that this model was available as a left hand model I quickly ordered one for myself. What a fabulous guitar! Even though these are made overseas, they are the most bang for the buck I've ever seen. The tone is on par with famous guitars

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

blueridge br-70 is a monster

By calexy

from Washington

The looks are stunning but even better is the guitar. The sound is incredible for any kind of music and the volume was turned up right out the box.The neck is also real nice. It is narrow and just right. Check one out before spending much more for a lesser guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful with a Budget

By Minifunk

from Canton, TX

After visiting our local guitar shop & being introduced to the Blueridge series 2 years ago...I fell in love. After playing a few, the choice wasn't whether I should get a Blueridge or not. It was - Which Blueridge am I going to get?!? These "Made in China" guitars are simply an amazing buy. It's an absolutely beautiful looking guitar with a sound to match it. After 2 years...and A LOT of playing, I HAVE run into my first problem...the tuners. That is the only complaint I have...but they can be replaced-no problem. I would recommend the BR-70 to anyone looking for that $2,000 look and sound with a $700 budget.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow

By Barnaby Sockwad

from Bellville, Tx

I have been playing for 50 years. I have owned most of the top brands at one time or another. I usually trade them after the new wears off. I bought a Blueridge BR-70 because it was pretty. I usually don't buy "pig in a poke" ie play it before you buy, so,this has been a very pleasant surprise. This guitar plays right up there with anything on the market. I don't know how it will age, but, after four years, it is still maturing. So far so good. Beautiful to look at, wonderful to play, envied by everyone who plays/listens to it.

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