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Blueridge Historic Series BG-140 Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar 

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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

FEATURES
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with Saga's exclusive vintage sunburst finish
  • Choice solid mahogany back and sides
  • Carved mahogany, low profile neck with rosewood fingerboard and adjustable truss rod
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Rosewood bridge and bridgeplate
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Open-back vintage style tuners with grained ivoroid buttons
  • Dalmatian tortoise pickguard in a vintage shape
  • Scale length of 24 3/4 inches and a lower bout of 16 inches for deep warm bassy sound with just the right amount of highs to cut through the mix
  • Nut width of 1 11/16 inch
  • The exclusive, "Century Wreath" peghead and fingerboard inlay pattern

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BlueridgeHistoric Series BG-140 Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Consistent (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

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5.0

That vintage Gibson round shoulder sound

By Wayne

from Houston, TX

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Pros

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

Cons

  • No Stock Pickup

Best Uses

  • Recording
  • Small Venues

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.

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar At Twice the Price

By Long Luther Bailes

from Glen Burnout, MD

About Me Experienced

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 Historic Series BG-140 Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I was intrigued by all of the accolades that I heard from a friend so I pulled the trigger on the BG-140. I didn't need yet another acoustic guitar already having owned a few Martins, Larravee, Hand built Hauver Charlie Patton, 1915 Stella, Gibson L-1 and on and on. The Blueridge was sweet and rich sounding right out of the box so much so that my Luthier commented at length at the beauty of it's sound having not been "played in" yet. If all of the Blueridge line is this good they will be around for a long long time. At this price point they are the go to instrument.

     
    5.0

    Great Sound I Love it

    By Drew

    from Iowa

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming

      Comments about Blueridge Historic Series BG-140 Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      Great Sound and looks great it really throws out the sound

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar At Twice The Price

      By Soulgambler

      from Glen Burnie, Maryland

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

      • None Yet

      Best Uses

      • What It Was Made For

      Comments about Blueridge Historic Series BG-140 Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      While doing a once over and setup on this guitar raved at the quality and the sound. I agree totally. I own and have owned Martin, Gibson, Larrivee, Seagull, Stella, and a Stella clone custom and this Blueridge and the BR with solid tonewoods cannot be beat at this price point. I'm really picky and I love this box.

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