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Blueridge BR-40CE Contemporary Dreadnaught Cutaway Guitar with Fishman Classic 4T Pickup


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  • Fishman Classic 4T Pickup. Solid Sitka spruce top with handcarved parabolic braces in authentic, PreWar, forward-X pattern
  • Rosewood bridge. Bone nut and saddle. Natural high-gloss finish.
  • East Indian rosewood fingerboard with adjustable truss rod, carved mahogany, low profile neck and dovetail neck joint.
  • Mahogany back and sides with M.O.P. dot markers and nickel-plated tuners.
  • 5-ply body binding (B/W/B/W/B) Cutaway body for easy access to all frets.
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 42.5 x 18.5 x 4.5 inches ; 6.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • 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.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B001OMI3V6
  • Item model number: BR-40CE
  • Batteries 1 9V batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,906 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 29, 2008

Product Description

Presenting the BR-40CE Contemporary Series Cutaway Electric Dreadnaught Acoustic Guitar by Blueridge

The BR-40CE Blueridge guitar is one of the most popular guitars of the Contemporary line to receive a modern face-lift. Every detail makes for easy playability & a big, powerful tone. Features like a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany back, sides, and peghead overlay. Gorgeous accoutrements like multi-ply body binding, M-O-P inlays, and nickel-plated Kluson-style tuners. Authentic pre-war bracing ensures tone and volume just like the finest vintage guitars. Add to this a deep cutaway and a state-of-the-art pickup system by Fishman and you've got a guitar that's perfect for every performance.

Traditional Look
Distinctive Design
Body Wood Selections

Solid Sitka spruce, one of the world’s strongest and most durable woods, is used for the tops of our Contemporary Series guitars. When combined with the prewar forward-X bracing pattern, the top has the perfect balance of strength and flexibility to promote the ideal tone. For the back and sides, you have a choice of select mahogany or nicely figured Santos rosewood. The entire guitar is finished in a high gloss natural shade that displays the beauty of the woods employed. And with a cutaway option, our Contemporary Series has just the right guitar for any musical need!

Fingerboards and Fittings

Every Contemporary Series guitar features fingerboard and bridge of East Indian rosewood - chosen for its hardness and stability as well as its beauty. The standard models feature pearl position dots while the top models of the BR-70 series have hexagonal outlines of abalone pearl to complement the matching pearl inlaid border of the top and the central soundhole rosette ring. A traditional teardrop-shaped pickguard of black ABS is used on all models, and the mahogany models are bound in black ABS while the rosewood models feature white ABS binding. Vintage-style, open-back tuners with butterbean buttons are used on all models. These 14:1 ratio gears turn smoothly and easily and will give years of trouble-free service. They are heavily nickel-plated, with gold-plate on the BR-70 series.

Construction

Every feature of construction that has made the prewar instruments so great is used on these new Contemporary Series guitars. The dovetail neck/body joint is the strongest known and all interior blocks and braces are just big enough to combine sufficient strength with the least possible weight. The nut width of 1 11/16 is designed to please both acoustic and electric guitar players and the neck profile is small and properly shaped for the ultimate in playing ease and comfort.

The Details

With the top being the single most important factor in the production of tone, the combination of a solid top with laminated back and sides offers a great sounding guitar that can be priced so affordably as to be within the means of virtually any guitarist - even the aspiring student. An added bonus is the crack-resistant nature of the laminated wood, which, though strong, is still thin enough to add resonance to the tone. Blueridge offers in these Contemporary Series guitars the perfect balance of tone, playability and affordability that has made us the true benchmark that all other makers strive to emulate. Blueridge guitars offer you the most value for less!

Unbelievable Sound And Build Quality

The Blueridge Contemporary Series offers guitarists instruments priced easily within the means of the serious student, but have all the features that the pro player demands. A solid top of close-grained spruce, braced with the time-honored forward-X bracing pattern, offers tone and volume that you won’t find anywhere else at such an affordable price! The slim, low-profile mahogany neck is designed for the modern player and the adjustable truss rod keeps the neck in perfect alignment at all times. The styling is tasteful and understated with delicate black and white lines of ornamental purfling on the standard models and the top model has a top border and sound hole rosette of genuine abalone pearl. Incorporating all the accepted construction methods that made the prewar guitars so great, these guitars sound fabulous right out of the box. With select models featuring Fishman electronics and a cutaway option, our Contemporary Series has just the right guitar for any musical need!

Attention to Detail

Key Features
  • Select, solid Sitka spruce top with hand-carved parabolic braces in the authentic Prewar forward-X pattern
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Dreadnaught body size with deep cutaway design
  • Natural high-gloss finish
  • Black Multi-ply body binding
  • Carved mahogany, low profile neck with M-O-P dot position markers and 25.6 inch (650 mm) scale length
  • Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Maple bridge plate
  • Dovetail neck/body joint
  • Ornate M-O-P peghead inlay
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Black pickguard
  • Accurate vintage-style 14:1 ratio nickel-plated open-back tuners with butterbean-style buttons
  • Factory installed Fishman Presys Plus pickup system
  • Shop Adjusted


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It's plenty loud.
Patrick Horgan
I had always heard good things about Blueridge guitars, and after some heavy research and countless hours on youtube, I went for it.
J. Mezrah
Best acoustic I've ever owned.
Mike Gaboardi

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Pichan on July 1, 2010
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...and it is the acoustic/electric cutaway "cousin" of the Blueridge BR-40 Contemporary Dreadnaught Guitar.

I have seen/played this model prior to purchasing it; the quality & craftsmanship on this guitar are high-quality...and it rings like a bell, with or without amplification. Things like:
- a tight-grained solid spruce top
- a rosewood bridge
- a bone nut and saddle
- an East Indian rosewood fingerboard
- a carved mahogany neck with a dovetail neck joint
- mahogany back and sides
- vintage-style quality open-back tuners
are just some of the impressive details.

One downside: In the recent past, this model has been sold with the Saga Golden Gate hardshell case included (most online retailers sold it that way). Apparently this has changed, since the one I just received came without...which was a disappointment for 2 reasons:

- it's good protection for when the guitar is shipped (shipping w/o a case is rolling the dice in my experience)
- it provides ongoing protection (especially for humidity control) once in your home or when traveling.

There had previously been an image depicting the case along with the guitar, which has since been removed; Amazon still indicates a shipping weight of 25 pounds, which is what the guitar & case weigh together...but this must have been an oversight.

If a case had been included...as it has typically been in the past...I would have given it a 5-star rating, which I almost never do in my reviews.

I'd recommend using an included case or gig bag as a pre-requisite for any online guitar purchase, since UPS & Fed-X don't generally have the word "fragile" in their dictionaries.

I hope to post pictures in the near future.

Happy playing!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Mezrah on May 13, 2013
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Don't let the $500 price tag fool you into thinking this is a $500 guitar. It retails (from sagamusic.com, Blueridge's parent company) for nearly $800. And it sounds even better than that. I had always heard good things about Blueridge guitars, and after some heavy research and countless hours on youtube, I went for it. And I'm so glad I did.

The sound is very warm, akin to a Martin. I would go as far as to say it sounds better than any Martin that I've played for under $2,000. And the cosmetics. Wow. The pictures on here do not do this guitar justice. It's a bit of a glossy finish, which I normally don't like, but it looks stunning on this beauty. And the headstock is marvelous. Truly an all around great guitar.

So if you're hesitating, don't. I've played Breedloves, Seagulls, Martins, Taylors, Guilds, etc ranging from $350 to about $2,000 dollars, and this guitar sounds better than any of those could hope too. You definitely won't regret this purchase. Great for flat-picking, finger picking, or strumming. However, I will say that this guitar may not be the best for heavy strumming, but with the right set-up and strings, it's a good all-arounder.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Horgan on January 31, 2011
I bought locally, and love my guitar. The action is as easy as an electric and the tone is balanced and beautiful. The Fishman PREFIX Plus-T preamp with built in tuner does a great job of reproducing the tone, but seriously, you don't need to plug it in for gigs in small rooms. It's plenty loud.
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Best acoustic I've ever owned. Bought it from my local music store and never looked back. I can play finger style, lead, strumming, almost anything on it and all I hear is a warm, great sounding acoustic. I would take it over a Martin any day.
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By Oz on July 4, 2013
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Upgraded recently from my A.E. Yamaha. Wasn't blown away initially but after i broke in the strings for a few weeks the sounds greatly improved. I'm relatively new to guitar playing but i can draw a few comparisons from my mid level Yamaha.

no fret buzz EVER
hold a tone longer
the bass is really kickin (due in part to the dreadnought body and solid top)
and i found the action to be perfect

If I ever break this thing in a freak accident I will buy the same one again from the same buyer .
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