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Bristol BD-16 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

4.7 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
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  • Spruce top with scalloped braces provides a bright, full range sound
  • Beautiful mahogany back and sides for robust volume and responsive tone
  • Slim mahogany neck offers fast, easy action and inherently long-lasting stability
  • Rosewood fingerboard ensures silky smooth playability
  • Chrome-plated 14:1 die-cast machine heads are smooth and precise to always keep you in tune
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Back Material Mahogany Whitewood Mahogany Rosewood
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Number Of Strings 6 6 6 6
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The sound of the Blue Ridge Mountains rings true! Introducing the new Bristol BD-16 Dreadnaught guitar and BM-16 "000" guitar by the makers of Blueridge guitars. Named after the city of Bristol, Tennessee - known best as the "Birthplace of Country Music" and home of the museum sharing it's name. Each Bristol guitar has all the best features one would expect from a professional grade guitar. The tops are made of spruce while the back, sides and slim, fast neck with adjustable truss rod are made from mahogany. All are combined to make the perfect instrument for any player to faithfully explore traditional American folk music or any other style! Play with confidence knowing that each guitar is manufactured using the same skill and quality materials as the already world famous line of professional quality Blueridge guitars. Join us on this musical journey with all roads leading to Bristol.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 46 x 20 x 4.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.7 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.
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  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B001OMI41A
  • Item model number: BD-16
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,733 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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This guitar is an amazing guitar! Make no mistake, this is no "beginner guitar". I have a Martin that I paid for 5 times the amount of this one, and the Bristol BD-16 can hang with it any day of the week. It is well built, well finished, and the sound is awesome. It is made by Blueridge and holds the same reputation as a high dollar Blueridge in my opinion. I love this guitar, and if it were lost or stolen, I'd buy another in a heart beat, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone that wants a quality instrument.
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I helped my daughter buy this guitar for her fiance and I've had a chance to play it quite a bit. I also own several other dreadnaught-style guitars, both mid-range and high-end. This instrument is well crafted and nicely finished -- it doesn't look cheap at all. The one I played came nicely set up from the factory and was quite playable right out of the box and it could be fine-tuned to play even better. The tone was comparable to other under $300 dreadnaught guitars with good balance between the strings and excellent bass string volume -- great for bluegrass. However, where this guitar really shined, and where it set itself apart from other guitars, was its sustain. Most inexpensive guitars lack sustain and therefore don't sound full and airy, but this guitar has amazing sustain for its price and was very enjoyable to play, even for someone who regularly plays high-end guitars. The overall quality, easy of play and great sound make this a wonderful guitar for someone on a budget or beginning the guitar.
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I just started playing a few months ago and this is my first guitar so I'm not an expert, but I have nothing but good things to say about the guitar. It has good tone and looks great to boot. I highly recommend this for anyone who doesn't want to spend a ton of cash, but still wants a guitar they're proud to play for their friends!
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I ordered this guitar for my nephew, who wants to learn to play guitar. I chose it on the basis of the three previous Amazon reviews and some online research that convinced me that Blueridge is a good guitar maker. The reviews seemed almost too good to be true.

Well, the guitar arrived quickly (I'm signed up for unlimited free 2 day shipping) and I was very anxious to unbox it. However, I waited for nephew Mike to show up for the unboxing ritual. No pun intended, but I as impressed right out of the box. The guitar is very attractive and appears well constructed.

I own and play an old, expensive, beat up but great sounding Guild jumbo and a new, $600 list Taylor dreadnought (which I believe is a great guitar for its price) and I love both. I can't really give a meaningful comparison between the Bristol and the other guitars, but I can say that as someone used to playing nice guitars I found myself really loving the Bristol. Its surprisingly loud and rich sounding, with very good action right out of the box.

Anyone who is looking for a nice guitar in its price range will definitely NOT be disappointed with the Blueridge by Bristol. I think you'd be happy with it at twice the price. In fact, even though I have 2 good acoustics, a nice old Strat electric and am planning to buy another electric this month, I'm trying to convince myself that I need one. At this price, I might be able to!
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I first played a Blueridge at a local spot where music is played every night and lots of good bands come through. I have played several higher dollar guitars and fell in love with the sound of a Blueridge I got to play there. It was amazing, with that said it was one of the higher dollar Blueridge models. I would never usually buy a "lower end" model of any major guitar as I feel from playing several the drop off in sound between the better models and "beginner" models is pretty severe....until I played this one. My girlfriend saw how impressed I was with the sound of the one I first played and wanted badly to get me one for my birthday, we are on a tight budget in these tight times and she hoped that this guitar would sound good and crossed her fingers and ordered. I was really happy and couldn't believe how full and strong this guitar sounded right out of the box, with a quick tune of course. I was about to politely tell her she shound not have spent so much money on me, although I was very appreciative of such a great gift. I had no idea which model it was and when she filled me in that it was a lower model and wasn't very expensive at all I was surprised to say the least. It truly sounds excellent. I can honestly say you won't be dissapointed in the sound and can't imagine how you could go wrong if you are looking for a less expensive great sounding guitar. Even if you are experienced and have played several high dollar guitars, try this one out and I bet it won't be the last Blueridge you buy.
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I've had an early Blueridge in the past, back when they were a very cheap import from Singapore or something like that- and thought it was an absolutely perfect instrument for playing outdoors at festivals and other loud venues. When mine was stolen, I was sad to see that the Blueridge line had gone up in price substantially (I think the quality went up too from what I'd gotten 20 years ago). This Bristol, which looks and plays much like the old Blueridge line used to, has been an EXCELLENT replacement! It's loud, it's low-end is distinctive and loud and has great tone. I play old-time music (think early country/bluegrass) and it's perfect for the bass-run heavy strumming style used in our music and loud enough to keep up with a loud bluegrass band while still having an excellent tone. I haven't had a chance to play it outdoors at festivals or to perform on the street, but from the volume, it seems like it'd be great for this, without being so expensive that I'd worry about damaging or losing it to theft. I've played a number of real Martin dreadnoughts and the cheap imported copies weren't that great in the past- but the importers are starting to really get it right with cheap instruments like this one. I'm very picky about tone and dislike some vintages of Martins even= and this cheap instrument passes my standards with flying colors.

I bought this guitar expecting to have to spend some money getting a truss rod or action adjusted, but it's actually perfectly true and keeps tune well, far better than most cheap guitars like it used to be. I highly recommend this for beginners or anyone who doesn't want to carry an expensive instrument or can't afford one.
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