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A vintage style instrument that combines excellent playability with a warm and expansive tone.
The new BG-140 from Blueridge features the famous "slope-shoulder" design made famous throughout the 1950's and is still a favorite among players and vintage instrument collectors. This guitars characteristic short scale and large lower bout made from solid mahogany produce a guitar with an incredibly warm, booming tone and unmatched playability!
Blueridge is an offshoot of the South San Francisco-based Saga Musical Instrument Company. Blueridge specializes in "traditional" guitars that offer today's player vintage styling with modern performance at a level of quality and price that compares favorably to historic guitars. Each instrument is the result of detailed research and is carefully crafted at the Blueridge factory. Consistency is evident throughout, from the fretwork to the intricate inlays that adorn each Blueridge headstock.
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Comments about Blueridge Historic Series BG-140 Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:
At first the BG140 appears to be a pricy Chinese J-45 knock off, but if you take this guitar into showroom and play it next to Gibson round shoulders you'll be surprised that the one it's unique feel and character is an interesting cross between the modern day J-45 True Vintage and the luxurious 1935 Advanced Jumbo reissue than the modern day J-45. The vintage style turners and very lightly built (beautiful sounding) top make this guitar an amazing value. Craftsmanship is very good. I'll reserve the word "excellent" for more high-end product by American companies and yes there is a difference but for the quality given with the BG140, if this guitar was build in the states it would cost at least $2k and probably quite a bit more... If you like the lightly built vintage style Gibson round shoulders you'll love this guitar as it has a unique tone of its own but also manages to sound as if it belongs in the Gibson round shoulder family... Don't buy it expecting it to feel or sound like a modern J-45 however as it's more like the other two vintage instruments than Gibson current J-45 model, I think this is a good thing.
Solid Stop, Solid mahogany back and sides. Quality hardware all over. Nothing imitation going on here and what I love is in the end it's paying respect to great guitars of this type while not trying to clone them, it has a beautiful sound of its own that vintage J-45 lovers will probably go crazy for.