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Blueridge Prewar Series BR-240A Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar 

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The BR-240A offers traditional sound and feel at prewar prices. Crafted with a select solid Adirondack spruce top, hand-carved X-bracing, choice soli...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 03-10-2017

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Prewar construction with all solid tonewoods, intricate inlays and ebony fingerboard.

The BR-240A offers traditional sound and feel at prewar prices. Crafted with a select solid Adirondack spruce top, hand-carved X-bracing, choice solid mahogany back and sides, ebony fingerboard, ebony bridge, and a traditional dovetail neck joint for pure Golden Era tone. 18-style binding and inlay work along with a floral-design pearl inlay on the headstock and aged finish complete the vintage look. The slim mahogany neck and traditional dreadnought body make it a truly enjoyable guitar to play. The Prewar Series offers authentic vintage style with strict adherence to prewar instrument specifications.

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
  • Premium, select solid Adirondack spruce top with hand-carved parabolic top braces in authentic prewar forward X-pattern and a maple bridge-plate
  • Premium, select solid mahogany back and sides
  • Ebony fingerboard with pearl dot position markers and ebony bridge
  • Neck is a low profile design made of 3 pc. mahogany with a dovetail neck joint and an adjustable truss rod
  • The headstock is beautifully adorned with a rosewood overlay and an original, floral design, abalone and mother-of-pearl inlay
  • Natural high-gloss finish with aging toner is applied to the top for that perfect vintage look
  • Tortoise body binding and soundhole rosette
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Saga's exclusive Dalmatian, tortoise-style pickguard
  • Accurate vintage-style 14:1 ratio nickel-plated open-back tuners with butterbean-style buttons

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SPECIFICATIONS

Prewar Series BR-240A Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

  • Nut Width: 1 3/4 inch
    Scale Length: 25.6 inch
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BlueridgePrewar Series BR-240A Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (4)
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4.0

10 year update

By Settimo

from DC

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Blueridge Prewar Series BR-240A Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    While reviews often have a short window of time from purchase to review, I feel obliged to provide my experiences with this guitar. I have owned a Blueridge BR-240 for ten years (not the 240A - but they are VERY similar). This guitar has taken me through over 500 shows, road trips, and many a late night blues session. This guitar is a work-horse.

    The neck is on the thin side, more akin to an electric than a dreadnought acoustic. This has been noted by some players who have used mine during shows as a negative, but I have grown to love it. If wide fingerings are your style, this will have a learning curve. Not for everyone- it was A-OK for me.

    This guitar is lightweight as well. It may feel flimsy, but it is sturdy as can be. I can be a very rough player at times- this has taken my abuse with a smile.

    The guitar's intonation started to get wonky around year 7, requiring getting it set up again - After this point, I would have to re-tune/adjust any time I moved my capo around. This retired the BR 240 from the stage for a while. I was able to use it for performances if I kept it in open tuning for slide purposes. While some may see this as a "negative" point- I must reassure that 7 years of continual stage use mixed with crowd members (and myself) spilling drinks all over it, getting dropped to and from shows in various weather conditions, and the nature of wooden instruments- THIS^ is outstanding.

    The stock tuning hardware was not of very high quality. They began to pull away from the headstock and I eventually had to replace them - the single bad point of this instrument. You could save yourself the trouble by having these swapped early on.

    Get it: You won't be disappointed. It has served me well. Great quality, and a great deal when you compare it to the cookie cutter brand products in the same price range. Kudos to you, Blueridge.

     
    5.0

    This one screams GUITAR

    By Jude

    from The Netherlands

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Blueridge Prewar Series BR-240A Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I own and play a lot of guitars. Les Paul, Stratocaster, Telecaster, Epiphone etc. It took some effort to choose an acoustic one, but this is it. It's large, it is clear, it is loud, it is fun, it is easy to play. Together with the Les Paul this Blueridge became my number one instrument.

       
      5.0

      Outstanding midrange for the $$$

      By G Bell

      from Brisbane, Australia

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Blueridge Prewar Series BR-240A Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        Sides are a 2 piece join reinforced with internal cleats which adds weight to the instrument. Amazing that there was not enough mahogany to make 1 piece sides but will waste a hole slab of mahogany to carve the neck and head stock out of.
        Tuners work well. Good set up overall.
        Also there is too much banjo style inlay bling on the head stock. But that's a minor whinge.
        It's a great dreadnought.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        THE acoustic for me

        By Whitehouse Willie

        from Lone Star State

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No case

        Best Uses

        • Enjoyment
        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Blueridge Prewar Series BR-240A Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        After a few years of research I found the guitar I wanted. Thanks Blueridge and Musician's Friend. When I started playing acoustics I couldn't tell flamed maple from rosewood or a dreadnaught from a parlor style. After trying them all I have chosen this one. I like mahogany for the tone and this one is solid SELECT mahogany, two good words for guitar wood. I like spruce tops for the clarity and projection and this one is a beautiful Adirondack spruce, a prized wood. I like a little more room on the fingerboard and this one has a wider nut. I like fancy without too gaudy and this one has a very nice headstock inlay. Mostly I like a guitar that frets and plays easily and really projects sound with warmth and authority; this is the one for me. I agonized over selling my high end Martin and getting a foreign made guitar, but this instrument is the end result of getting past advice and prejudice and experimentation and getting all the things I want in a guitar. Good luck in your search.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great guitar

        By Mandolinman

        from Nashville, GA

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Blueridge Prewar Series BR-240A Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I hate when snobbs say this is a good guitar for the money. This is a great guitar and is worth as much as any guitar out there. I have owned guitars costing thousands and they were not a bit better sounding and this one plays better.

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