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Blueridge BR-60 Contemporary Series Dreadnought Guitar
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- Solid Sitka spruce top with scalloped braces gives you clean articulation and a crisp tone
- Santos rosewood back and sides for rich, well balanced sound and projection
- Slim mahogany neck offers fast, easy action and inherently long-lasting stability
- Choice East Indian rosewood fingerboard ensures silky smooth playability
- Nickel-plated 14:1 tuners are smooth and precise to always keep you in tune
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Presenting the BR-60 Contemporary Series Dreadnaught Acoustic Guitar by Blueridge
The world's most popular guitar shape gives the Blueridge BR-60 a smooth tone with great power and projection. The Sitka spruce top is braced with the traditional forward-X pattern and the back, sides and peghead overlay are figured Santos rosewood. The slim mahogany neck has an adjustable truss rod and the entire guitar is finished in a lovely high-gloss natural finish. Vintage-style 14:1 ratio open-back tuning machines with butterbean buttons complete the prewar vintage vibe of this great-sounding, affordable Blueridge guitar!
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.
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.
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!
Attention to Detail
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. 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!
- Select Sitka spruce top
- Select Santos rosewood back and sides
- Cutaway shoulder
- M-O-P dot markers
- Multi-ply body purfling (W/B/W/B/W)
- Nickel-plated tuners
- Slim, fast mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod
- Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
- Maple bridge plate
- Dovetail neck joint
- Blueridge logo and unique M-O-P peghead inlay design and dot position markers
- Bone nut and saddle
- Black pickguard
- Nickel-plated vintage-style, open-back tuners with butterbean-style buttons tuners and a 14:1 ratio
- Scale length: 25.6 inch (650 mm)
- Nut width: 1 ¾ inch
- Shop adjusted
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|Back Material Type||Rosewood||Mahogony||Mahogany||rosewood||Indian Rosewood||Indian Rosewood|
|Body Material Type||solid-wood||Sitka-Spruce;Mahogany||Sitka-Spruce;Mahogany||Rosewood||solid-wood||solid-wood|
|Fretboard Material Type||Indian rosewood||Rosewood||Rosewood||rosewood||Rosewood||Rosewood|
|Hand Orientation||Right Handed||Right Handed||Right Handed||right||Right Handed||Right Handed|
|Item Dimensions||16 x 40 x 5 in||16 x 40 x 5 in||16 x 40 x 5 in||20.7 x 42.5 x 6.1 in||16 x 40 x 5 in||16 x 40 x 5 in|
|Neck Material Type||Mahogany||Mahogany||Mahogany||nato||Mahogany||Mahogany|
|Number of Strings||6||6||6||6||6||6|
|Top Material Type||Sitka-Spruce||Sitka Spruce||Spruce||spruce||Sitka Spruce||Sitika Spruce|
The Blueridge BR-60 acoustic guitar from the Contemporary series features a Sitka spruce top, with rosewood back, sides, and peg head 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 back strip, 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.
Top customer reviews
Otherwise, a very good choice for a nice, inexpensive guitar that looks and sounds like a more expensive one. Highly recommended.Blueridge BR-60 Contemporary Dreadnaught Guitar with Santos Rosewood Back and Sides
Update, I wrote to the factory and sent them a picture of the guitar, they claim the guitar was dropped and most likely shipping damage even though the box was in great condition, so i guess they need to change their shipping packages.
As for the guitar, it's everything that I was looking for. I was looking for a box with a boomier low end for the rhythm bluegrass stuff that I generally play and this is much more like a Martin than the low end Taylor that I've been playing. The action was good, and the intonation true. I fretted over whether to go with the BR-160 with the solid sides and back and finally decided that price was a factor, and that my experience with plywood backs and sides on other guitars made it worth the risk (and I don't think anyone will likely be about to tell the difference at first blush). Yes, it's not a Martin and it's made in China, but I was looking for a tool, not a collectible and this meets my needs well, at a price that doesn't leave me in a panic when I make a wrong turn and bump into someone else. All in all this purchase has been a great experience and I would not hesitate in buying on-line provided I spent a bunch of time doing on-line research prior to the purchase.