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Blueridge Historic Series BR-140 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar   

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Traditional bracing with solid mahogany back and sides give the BR-140 a pure vintage sound. This understated yet, elegant guitar has a sound and vib...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

A versatile guitar with all-solid tonewoods and deluxe inlays.

Traditional bracing with solid mahogany back and sides give the BR-140 a pure vintage sound. This understated yet, elegant guitar has a sound and vibe that's perfect for any style of acoustic music. At a price that's hard to beat, it has fine black and white top purfling with original abalone and pearl inlay work on the headstock that are touches of fine art. Other features include all solid Honduran mahogany back and sides and solid Sitka spruce top.

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
  • Select, solid Sitka spruce top with hand-carved parabolic top braces in authentic prewar forward X-pattern
  • Solid mahogany sides and back with inlaid center sripe
  • East Indian Rosewood fingerboard, bridge, and bridge plate
  • Sagas exclusive Dalmatian tortoise pickguard
  • B/W/B plastic binding with fine black and white purfling on soundboard
  • Slim mahogany neck has adjustable truss rod and dovetail neck joint
  • Nut and saddle are made from bone
  • Rosewood peghead overlay adorned with a unique mother-of-pearl and abalone design
  • Natural high-gloss finish with aging toner for the perfect vintage look
  • Accurate vintage-style 14:1 ratio nickel-plated open-back tuners with butterbean-style buttons

They still make 'em like they used to. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Historic Series BR-140 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

  • Nut width: 1 11/16 inch
    Scale length: 25.6 inch
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BlueridgeHistoric Series BR-140 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (9)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Stays in tune (8)
  • Fun to play (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Novice (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All solid wood value

By CabinTom

from Lost River WV

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Balanced voice, easy action
  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Overall sounds like a spent twice as much!
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday playing
    • Jamming

    Comments about Blueridge Historic Series BR-140 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    Unbelievable value. Really wanted an all solid guitar and liked to old style/sound of early Martins but could never afford one. The Blueridge 140 sound is rich and full in the low end and balanced mids to highs. Absolutely better sound than I ever expected and I am extremely happy with the purchase.

     
    5.0

    Amazing Guitar

    By SurlyGuitar

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Economical
    • Excellent setup
    • Fantastic Tone
    • Meticulous Finishing
    • Playable Neck
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • Only a single strap button

    Best Uses

    • Bluegrass
    • Country
    • Folk

    Comments about Blueridge Historic Series BR-140 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    All I can say is Wow! Meticulously finished as seems to always be the case with Blueridge guitars. Incredibly playable neck, fantastic setup out of the box, and incredible tone. All for five hundred.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing Simply Amazing

    By Littlejohn

    from Franklin Ohio

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording

      Comments about Blueridge Historic Series BR-140 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I play the guitar in a bluegrass group in the church and at home really nice go to guitar now I don't have to worry about taking my 71 Martin with me

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent guitar.

      By Jamie

      from Alabama

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

      • Thin neck

      Best Uses

        Comments about Blueridge Historic Series BR-140 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        I bought my BR-140 for a beater guitar. I didn't want to take my Martin HD28V some places for fear of it being stolen or damaged. I must say the BR-140 hangs with my Martin. It is louder and crisp. It would never replace my Martin but I would rethink any future purchases that cost was a factor. I would love to AB a BR160 vs my HD28V. Blueridge defiantly makes a quality product at a competitive price. Makes you wonder if the extra $1500- $2000 is worth it.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        enjoy playing my BR140

        By chip

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Blueridge Historic Series BR-140 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I did have a new nut , saddle and some professional adjustments made to this guitar after two months. Overall I am very satisfied by this guitar for the cost .

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          For the cost you will be getting a very high quality guitar

          By Tom

          from Pa.

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming

            Comments about Blueridge Historic Series BR-140 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            I have been playing Bluegrass for many years. I have seen heard and played many guitars. I had a martin DM that I traded on a Maitin D-16-RGT. that I like very much and will not part with, but I have missed the sound of the mahogany back and sides until I got this Blueridge guitar that is right up there with my Martin. in quality and sound. I had to do some setup on it to get the action I wanted but that is it. It's got a High quality big bold crisp clear rich full sound only found in the best. If I could only afford one guitar I would buy the DR-140. I have been blessed to be able to have both

            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful, Quality Awesome sounding, playing dreadnought.

            By Guitarman

            from Greensboro, N.C.

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Beautiful
            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Quality Crafted Guitar
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

            • None-tickled Pink So Far

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Blueridge Historic Series BR-140 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            This is my third Blueridge guitar. Musician's Friend consistently sends me flawless, first quality instruments. If anyone has any doubt, Blueridge guitars are first rate, beautifully crafted, beautiful looking, great playing as well as sonically wonderful instruments. For those researching and conflicted over their purchase, I also own a Martin MMV dreadnaught and have played D18s, D28s, HD28s and am amazed at what beautifully crafted, perfect and awesome sounding guitars they all are. I feel the exact same way about my Blueridge guitars. As a patriotic American I wish all my guitars were American made, but I have to live within my means and my desire to play the very best I can afford. This is a great guitar, comparable to the very best and most expensive. Go for it. I also own a Blueridge BR-140A and BR-160 and this review would also describe them accurately. They all have rich warm bass, perfect mid-range and bright, even, and sparkling highs. I've learned that for my tastes medium gauge strings are best on dreadnaughts and the thickness of your picks determine the warmth and/or brightness of your sound. Experiment with different strings and picks till you find which combinations you like. I believe you are sure to like your new Blueridge BR-140.

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent guitar

            By Kev

            from Tryon, NC

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • NONE

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Blueridge Historic Series BR-140 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            Excellent sound for the price. It's certainly no Martin, but it's pretty close for it's price range. Surprisingly close. It's loud. The mahogany back and sides give the nice vintage sound. It's light and resonant. Can't wait to hear what it sounds like years down the road, after the wood has really "opened up." Perfect for flatpicking and strumming. I wanted a guitar that had nice bassy lows and shimmering trebly highs. This guitar fit the bill perfectly after I changed the light strings that came on it and put some mediums. I've had mine for about 3 weeks now and I love it.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar without Breaking the Bank

            By KM

            from Whittier,NC

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Blueridge Historic Series BR-140 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              Great value for someone not wanting to spend a lot of money on a Martin,Gibson or Taylor. Sound is very good and the neck feels very nice. I would highly recommend.

              (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Full, rich tone!

              By John E

              from Westport, MA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Blueridge Historic Series BR-140 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                First on-line instrument purchase. Didn't think I'd ever buy a guitar without playing it. Played other Blueridge models ( and was impressed) but wanted the one that was closest to my favorite, yet out of reach D18. Ordered the BR 140 as I couldn't find it anywhere. It arrived well packaged. I tuned it and that's it. Perfect! Sounds and plays even better than I expected. Rich, full tone. Great for all styles. Nice feel. Easy to play.

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