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Blueridge Historic Series BR-160CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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This pre-war inspired herringbone dreadnaught has it all, including a deep cutaway and a factory installed Fishman Presys Blend pickup system. The in...Read More

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OVERVIEW

A stage-ready guitar with solid tonewoods and Fishman electronics.

This pre-war inspired herringbone dreadnaught has it all, including a deep cutaway and a factory installed Fishman Presys Blend pickup system. The instrument's already great sound and great looks have made this one of the most desirable acoustic guitars in production today. The cutaway offers greater accessibility to the higher frets, while the pickup system adds to its overall versatility.

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.

Fishman Presys Blend Under-Saddle Transducer
The compact sophisticated Fishman Presys Blend system features Volume, Bass, Mid and Treble controls, a Phase switch, and a built-in tuner with LED display. It also include a pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup, low-battery indicator, low profile control knobs, and best of all, a built-in microphone with mic blend level control. Its unique pivot design makes it easy to access the battery compartment.

FEATURES
  • Select solid Sitka spruce top with hand-carved parabolic top braces in authentic prewar forward X-pattern
  • Solid, Select Indian rosewood back and sides with center strip of delicate wood marquetry
  • White body binding with delicate herringbone inlay around top
  • Deep cutaway body design for easy access to upper frets
  • Slim mahogany neck with dovetail neck joint and adjustable truss rod
  • Rosewood bridge and bridge plate
  • Rosewood peghead overlay adorned with a unique mother-of-pearl and abalone design inlay
  • Saga's exclusive Dalmatian-style pickguard
  • High-gloss finish with aged toner applied for that vintage look
  • Accurate vintage-style 14:1 ratio nickel-plated open-back tuners with butterbean-style buttons
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Shop adjusted
Factory-installed Fishman Presys Blend Under-Saddle Transducer
  • Small footprint
  • Volume control
  • Bass, Middle and Treble control knobs
  • Built-in tuner with LED display
  • Phase switch
  • Low battery indicator
  • Unique pivot design for instant 9-Volt battery access
  • Low profile control knobs
  • Onboard anti-feedback control (Notch)
  • Brilliance control for additional tone shaping
  • Built-in microphone with mic blend level control

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SPECIFICATIONS

Historic Series BR-160CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Scale length: 25.6"
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BlueridgeHistoric Series BR-160CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

A lot of guitar for the money

By Camille

from Minnesota

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues
    • Worship Team

    Comments about Blueridge Historic Series BR-160CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I have read a lot of reviews on Blueridge guitars being comparable to Martins, and listened to video clip comparisons. I have an Alvarez AD70S which is a very nice guitar for the money. I was a bit skeptical that the BR-160ce would be that much better than my Alvarez. I'm not knocking Alvarez at all; they make good guitars, but the BR-160ce definitely has a much more rich, ringing, resonant tone. It is also quite a bit easier to play with nice comfortable, low action. I have never owned a Martin, so I can't really make a fair comparison there, but I have played a few in music stores, and I would say the BR-160ce probably sounds as good or better than most low-mid priced Martins. The BR-160 is supposed to be comparable to the Martin HD-28V. I would have to hear them side by side in real life to be able to make a comparison..I really love the Fishman electronics. I'm very impressed with how natural it sounds amplified. It is definitely a keeper! I really appreciate Musician's Friend giving musicians the opportunity to try gear at home before having to make the final decision to keep it or not.

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