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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 ...Click To Read More About This Product

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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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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

yes i am buying another one

By preacherman-2XLyM

from Castle Rock WA

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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

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By Howard 1039

from South Carolina

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This is a beatiful guitar. The sound is great and it was set up good when I got it. Has a nice case with it and there was not a scratch or blem on it. I have been playing guitar for 52 years and this is one of the best guitars for the money anywhere. The pearl inlay is beautiful and sparkles in the light. Has the great Martin sound. Hope this has been helpful.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Blueridge BR70

By Guitarzan-kacq_

from Springfield, OH

Admittedly, this is only the second guitar I've ever owned, the first an inexpensive "first" guitar to "see if the boy really takes to it". I decided to move up to another level and with this purchase I think I made a monumental leap to the top. On looks alone this guitar made many on the wall look pale by comparison. When I picked it up and played it, the guitar's sound and workmanship matched the appearance in all aspects. Now that I've been playing this guitar for a while, I've really been impressed with the rich, clear sound it produces. The action is fantastic. It is an exceptional value you shouldn't pass up. I'm so glad I decided to buy. This guitar is "high-end" all the way. I had a friend who plays a Martin play this guitar and he said, "It sounds just like a Martin". I considered that a compliment.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Blueridge Stands Up Well

By cmanmt

from IN

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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

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 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)

 
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)

 
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

Impressive Guitar

By MountainMan

from Pigeon Forge, TN

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Yeah, I know, all you Martin purists out there are probably skeptical, so was I! This guitar, made in China, blew my mind! It has a tone that you have to hear to fully appreciate. I have heard of a lot of guys, locally,(this is Bluegrass country) who are Bluegrass musicians that love this guitar. Yeah I know, over the years It probably won't hold it's resale value like a Martin or Gibson, but it's still a great guitar!

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