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Blueridge BG-160 Historic Slope Shoulder Dreadnaught Guitar

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  • Solid Sitka spruce top with scalloped braces gives you clean articulation and a crisp tone
  • Solid Indian rosewood back and sides guarantees deep bass and strong cutting power
  • Slim mahogany neck offers fast, easy action and inherently long-lasting stability
  • Choice East Indian rosewood fingerboard ensures silky smooth playability
  • Gold-plated 14:1 tuners are smooth and precise to always keep you in tune
  • To learn more, please see our Product Description below
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Product Description

Presenting the BG-160 Historic Series Slope Shoulder Acoustic Guitar by Blueridge

"The Blueridge BG-160 from Saga Musical Instruments is truly an industry first—it’s a perfect recreation of a masterpiece and it’s affordable. The BG-160 features the famous soft-shoulder design that every collector and player wants, and it has a beautiful sunburst and the correct-style rosewood bridge. The peghead is a classic shape with intricate pearl designs and the Blueridge logo in pearl. "

Traditional Look
Distinctive Design
Body Wood Selections

After WWII tone woods like Adirondack and high-end Brazilian rosewoods were no longer available to use for the production of acoustic guitars. Over-forestation and other factors encouraged guitar makers to find more abundant tonewoods that would perform just as well. In this series we use Sitka spruce for the top to impart an already aged sound that has made it the most popular top wood used to date by any maker. For the backs and sides, Indian rosewood was selected to replace South American varieties and more readily available species of mahogany were also substituted.

Fingerboards and Fittings

In more modern acoustic guitars made by the best, traditional American makers, Indian rosewood is the most common fingerboard and bridge material used. Its characteristics are perfect for use in these applications because it is very durable, looks great and adds to the desirable, yet complex tone of any instrument.


It goes without saying that traditional construction techniques used in the making of vintage instruments during the Golden Era of instrument production continue to stand the test of time. Therefore, Blueridge holds fast to traditional construction methods and incorporates the sought-after forward shifted X-brace pattern for the top. Conversely, this series also uses the more modern nut width of 111 ⁄16 ˝ for easier fingering for modern players.

The Details

With every Blueridge guitar, what makes each of them special is found in the details. In this series, we also combine rosewood backs and sides with traditional white binding and delicate herringbone or exotic abalone purfling, while the guitars with mahogany backs and sides will have Black ABS binding. The signature Dalmatian tortoise pickguard is also used for that look of distinction.

Attention to Detail
Blueridge Historic Series Traditional American-inspired design assures that vintage tone!

The classic vintage style and modern improvements in playability and construction of the Blueridge guitars that make up the Historic Series have all the traditional features usually found on pricey vintage guitars, but at an amazingly affordable price! Taking cues from guitars produced in the years after WWII to present, the Historic Series combines more readily available tone woods from Canada for an already broken-in, vintage flavored tone. The slim, fast-playing necks and easy action makes these guitars truly professional-quality instruments—although they are priced within the reach of students and amateurs! Elegant pearl and abalone inlay on peghead, fingerboard and all borders characterizes our top models as well as the finest solid East Indian rosewood and solid Sitka Spruce. All tops are carefully braced with the same forward-X bracing found on costly Prewar Originals and the tone of our new guitars greatly resembles those old masterpieces. Our mid-line features traditional herringbone binding on top and back strip and delicate, tasteful pearl inlay on fingerboard and peghead. The mahogany series is noted for its power and clarity, making these guitars equally suited for lead and rhythm playing. Every Historic Series guitar features a slim mahogany neck with an adjustable truss rod to maintain perfect alignment.

Key Features
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with Saga's exclusive sunburst finish
  • Choice Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Carved mahogany, low profile neck with rosewood fingerboard and adjustable truss rod
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • rosewood bridge
  • maple bridgeplate
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Open-back style tuners with grained Ivoroid buttons
  • Dalmatian tortoise pickguard in a shape
  • Scale length of 24.7 inch (628 mm) and a lower bout of 16 inch 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
  • Shop adjusted

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 42.5 x 18.5 x 4.5 inches ; 6.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B001G7C194
  • Item model number: BG-160
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,996 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 29, 2008

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carl L. Anderson on June 11, 2013
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Don't let the traditional, self appointed guitar gurus turn you away from this guitar. You have to see one of these to really appreciate them and realize exactly how good they are. When you play it, and hear it, you will be convinced. Do NOT let the Made in China label dissuade you from really looking into this as a serious instrument. A musician friend of mine whom I play in a band with came over for a rehearsal one night with a Blueridge 12 String, I was really surprised at the quality of the instrument. I have a Gibson J 45 Rosewood Custom that I truly love, but, there are quite a few gigs I do not want to take that guitar out to, I just could not afford to replace it. So, I ordered the Blueridge BG-160. I was more than happy with this purchase, it has become my everday, go to guitar and I just recorded with it. I put an LR Baggs M80 in it and together this guitar stands up to almost any competition as a very good instrument. It's deep, plenty of bass, good projection and came perfectly set up right out of the box. The workmanship is excellent. The finish is very nice but somewhat think compared to the Gibson. But at this price I am not worrying about that. This is a LOUD guitar, very strong projection. I had a very good guitar tech install the pickup for me, his impression was the same as mine. They did not forget much at all in building this one. I absolutely love this guitar, play it every day. Time will tell as to how it holds up. But...with all solid woods, nitrocellulose finish and bone saddle and nut I suspect if I give it good care it will do fine. You won't go wrong getting this one.
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You can beat the hell out of it, no buzz It intonates perfect up and down the nect and the 12.75 scale makes it a pleasure to play.
It will hold its own in a bluegrass band and it flatpicks like a breeze. This is not a paid political anouncement.
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By Tammy Burton on February 24, 2014
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I purchased this guitar after shopping in several stores buying and taking back a couple of guitars. This guitar has beautiful craftsmanship and sounds clear. The neck is precise and is easy on fingers. I am so happy with this guitar great investment.
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