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Blueridge Guitar

Blueridge guitars are reminiscent of the fine guitars built in the early 1900s.  In the 1920's, The American fretted instrument industry was entering a Golden Era of craftsmanship and quality, producing many of the fine instruments destined to become fabulously expensive collector's items of today. Factories were partially mechanized in their construction techniques but every manufacturer still utilized a great deal of artistic handwork, a far cry from the completely computerized operations of today!. In those times, the best instruments were not overbuilt~they were light and resonant. Meticulous attention to detail was the norm and the ornate pearl inlay was the rule rather than the exception.

One look at any of our new Blueridge guitars will tell you that the craftsmanship, style and quality of the Golden Era are still alive and plainly evident in every guitar we make. The intricate pearl inlays, the careful workmanship and professional tone quality of each Blueridge ensure these fine guitars will be the collectors items of the future, as sure as they are the benchmarks of quality and affordability today.

Blueridge guitars exemplify every aspect of old-time quality, craftsmanship and tone, yet the prices asked for them are notably "old-fashioned" too, far lower than most of today's similar offerings and, in fact, far closer to the original moderate prices of the legendary collectors items when they were new!

Each Blue ridge is made in much the same manner as its classic counterpart was made in the 1920s. Artistic handwork is evident in the well shaped, slim necks and the hand carved, parabolic "forward-X" bracing pattern that guarantees the utmost in tone and volume. 

Nowhere is the similarity more evident than in the exquisite pearl inlaid designs in the pegheads and fingerboards of each Blueridge.

These original designs look like they came from the 1920's. they perfectly capture the style and spirit of the Golden Era, and you will not find inlays of this quality on any current guitar at anywhere near this affordable price.

As with the finest guitars of the Golden Era, each Blueridge has the traditional dovetail neck/body joint and each model's neck features and adjustable truss rod. The Kluson style enclosed tuning machines with "butterbean" buttons, in either gold or nickel, have the perfect vintage look, yet offer modern precision and feel.  These fine Blueridge guitars are certainly throwbacks to an earlier era when craftsmanship and quality reigned supreme.

 

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Blueridge BR-60 Contemporary Series Dreadnaught Acoustic Guitar Natural

Blueridge BR-60 Contemporary Series Dreadnaught Acoustic Guitar Natural

The Blueridge BR-60 acoustic guitar from the Contemporary series features a Sitka spruce top, with rosewood back, sides, and peghead overlay. Prewar forward X-pattern bracing delivers tone and volume just like vintage dreadnought guitars. Low-profile, carved mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. Beautiful touches like 5-ply body binding, multi-line rosette and backstrip, and mother-of-pearl dot inlays add to the  Blueridge guitar's classic look. Stable, nickel-plated Kluson-style tuners ensure proper pitch.If you've been searching for a Golden Era guitar that isn't priced like it's made of gold, then Blueridge guitars are for you. Reminiscent of fine American guitars built prior to WWI,  Blueridge BR-60  guitar is made with the same techniques as their antique counterparts, including many by-hand processes.   Blueridge guitars are crafted to be light and resonant. Meticulous attention to detail and quality craftsmanship is evident in the traditional, forward-position, hand-carved parabolic X-bracing which allows the solid Spruce top to ring loud and true. The Blueridge BR-60  guitar feature a traditional dovetail neck joint, slim mahogany neck, adjustable truss rod, and butterbean-button, Kluson-style tuning machines with an updated mechanism for modern precision and feel. Includes limited lifetime warranty.

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Blueridge BR-63 Contemporary Series 000 Acoustic Guitar Natural

Blueridge BR-63 Contemporary Series 000 Acoustic Guitar Natural

The  BlueridgeBR-63 guitar from the Contemporary series is crafted to be light and resonant, yet durable enough to take the rigors of daily play. Meticulous attention to detail and quality craftsmanship is evident in the acoustic guitar's traditional, forward-position, hand-carved parabolic X-bracing which allows the solid Spruce top to ring loud and true. The Blueridge BR-63 guitar features a traditional dovetail neck joint, slim mahogany neck, adjustable truss rod, and butterbean-button, Kluson-style tuning machines with an updated for a modern precise feel. Includes limited lifetime warranty.

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Blueridge Contemporary Series BR-70 Adirondack Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sunburst

Blueridge Contemporary Series BR-70 Adirondack Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sunburst


The Blueridge BR-70 Adirondack Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar from the Contemporary series has a select and rare, solid Adirondack spruce top with hand-carved parabolic braces in an authentic prewar forward X pattern. The guitar's back, sides, and peghead overlay are made of choice Brazilian rosewood. A vintage late '30s-style sunburst high-gloss finish adorns this beautiful guitar, lending it that highly sought-after vintage look and feel. The guitar also features an East Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, ornate mother-of-pearl peghead inlay, and a delicate wood marquetry center strip on its back.

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Blueridge BR-140A Craftsman Series Dreadnaught Acoustic Guitar Natural

Blueridge BR-140A Craftsman Series Dreadnaught Acoustic Guitar Natural

The  Blueridge BR-140A dreadnought acoustic guitar from the Historic Series has a select and rare, solid Adirondack spruce top with hand-carved parabolic top braces in an authentic prewar forward "X" pattern. The Blueridge guitar also boasts choice solid mahogany sides and back, a natural high-gloss finish with a lightly toned top, and a slim, adjustable mahogany neck with a dovetail neck joint.

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Blueridge BG-160 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Vintage Sunburst

Blueridge BG-160 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Vintage Sunburst

Crafted with a select solid spruce top, choice solid rosewood back and sides, and a traditional dovetail neck joint for pure tone. Traditional slope-shoulder construction with a 16" lower bout and 24-3/4" scale length. Exclusive diamonds-and-snowflakes pearl inlays delivers vintage vibe. The slim mahogany neck makes it a truly enjoyable guitar to play. Blueridge BG-series guitars are made with the same techniques as their vintage American counterparts, including many by-hand processes. Like the best instruments,  guitars aren't overbuilt. They're crafted to be light and resonant. Meticulous attention to detail and quality craftsmanship are evident in the traditional hand-carved parabolic X-bracing that allows the solid spruce top to ring loud and true. All  Blueridge BG-series guitars feature a traditional dovetail neck joint, slim mahogany neck, adjustable truss rod, and vintage-style tuning machines, with an updated mechanism for modern precision and feel.

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Blueridge Historic Series BG-180 Slope Shoulder Acoustic Vintage Sunburst 889406615366

Blueridge Historic Series BG-180 Slope Shoulder Acoustic Vintage Sunburst

The Historic Series BG-180 Slope Shoulder Acoustic Guitar is visually and tonally stunning, giving you big warm tone in an instrument that's extremely easy to play. The guitar features a premium solid Sitka spruce top and a premium solid East Indian rosewood back and sides with genuine abalone trim on all the borders. The BG-180's unique fingerboard and peghead inlay bring an elegant aesthetic touch to complete this beautiful Blueridge acoustic guitar.

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Blueridge BR-183A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar Natural

Blueridge BR-183A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar Natural

The Blueridge BR-183A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar has impressive features that belie its affordable price. It has a genuine Adirondack spruce top, the finest solid rosewood back and sides, and lavish abalone pearl on every border. But above all it's got a tone that rivals even more expensive guitars. All this value comes standard on every Blueridge in fact, and their most expensive models are arguably the best bargains for the money in the music industry.

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Blueridge BR-263 Prewar Series 000 Acoustic Guitar

Blueridge BR-263 Prewar Series 000 Acoustic Guitar

If you've ever dreamed of finding an affordable prewar herringbone guitar, the Blueridge BR-263 Prewar Series 000 Guitar is here for your wish fulfillment. This comfortable 000 sized acoustic guitar comes crafted with a select solid spruce top, hand-carved X-bracing, choice solid Brazilian rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard, ebony bridge, and a traditional dovetail neck joint for pure Golden Era tone. 28-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 acoustic guitar to play.

The Prewar Series offers authentic vintage style with strict adherence to prewar instrument specifications.

If you've been searching for a Golden Era guitar that isn't priced like it's made of gold, then Blueridge guitars are for you. Reminiscent of fine American guitars built prior to WWII, they are made with the same techniques as their antique counterparts, including many by-hand processes.

Like the best musical instruments, Blueridge guitars aren't overbuilt; they're crafted to be light and resonant. Meticulous attention to detail and quality craftsmanship is evident in the traditional, forward-position, hand-carved parabolic X-bracing which allows the solid Spruce top to ring loud and true. Blueridge guitars feature a traditional dovetail neck joint, slim mahogany neck, adjustable truss rod, and butterbean-button, Kluson-style tuning machines with an updated mechanism for modern precision and feel.

 

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