Blueridge BG-160 jumbo


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The BG-160 from Blueridge


 is truly an industry first—it’s a perfect recreation of a masterpiece, and it’s affordable. The BG-160 features the famous and desired soft-shoulder jumbo design with a beautiful sunburst top and the correct-style rosewood bridge. The peghead is a classic shape with intricate pearl designs and the Blueridge logo in pearl.

The BG-160 features the famous slope-shoulder design from the 1950’s and is still a favorite among many players and vintage instrument collectors. This guitar’s characteristic short scale and large lower bout made from solid mahogany produce a guitar with an incredibly warm, deep tone and unmatched playability.

Solid sitka spruce top with lovely sunburst finish, solid indian rosewood back and sides, scalloped bracing under the top, short scale neck.. all the features that defined the big American J-series guitars of the ’50s. This gives the carachteristic clean highs and mellow yet pronounced lows for a very clean, well defined sound.

  • 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 Gotoh tuners are smooth and precise to always keep you in tune

  • Recommended cases: C-1510, CD-1510Back and Side Material Select Solid Indian Rosewood
    Other features:

  • Back Inlay None
    Binding White ABS
    Body Type Round-shoulder Dreadnaught
    Brace Material Spruce
    Bridge & End Pins White ABS
    Bridge Material Indian Rosewood
    Bridge Plate Maple
    & Peghead Binding None
    Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood
    Fingerboard Position Inlays M-O-P Century Wreath
    Finish Sunburst High Gloss
    Headstock Style Solid
    Heelcap White ABS
    Logo Inlay Style M-O-P / Abalone
    Neck Material Select Mahogany
    Number of Frets Clear 14
    Number of Frets Total 19
    Nut Material Bone
    Nut Width 1 11/16″
    Peghead Overlay Indian Rosewood
    Pickguard Dark Tortoise
    Plating Gold
    Saddle Bone
    Scale Length 24.7″ (628mm)
    Side Inlay None
    Soundhole Rosette Traditional Multi-Ply ABS
    Top Select Solid Sitka Spruce
    Top Bracing Pattern Traditional X-Bracing / Parabolic Shaped
    Top Purfling Multi-ply W-B-W
    Tuning Machines Gotoh Vintage-style / Open-back / Ivoroid Buttons
    Country of manufacture China

This design has two incarnations from Blueridge. The BG-160 (here) has a Sitka top and Indian rosewood sides and back, where the BG-140 is virtually the same guitar but made from sitka and mahogany, and is slightly less expensive due to the less expensive mahogany. Our stock is variable but you should see a link for this guitar below. And don’t hesitate to drop us an E-mail if you have any questions about either of these wonderful guitars.Many people feel that the sound from these slope shoulder guitars have all the depth of tone as a D-style dreadnought (a guitar with more square shoulders), yet does not have as much of the “booming” going on that is sometimes not desired by some musicians. Music is of course very subjective. So there’s a guitar for everyone. WIth a guitar like this the music will not be overpowering, yet retaining  the deep bass tone with that big lower bout and eliminating much of the booming resonance due to the smaller shoulder area.

The suggested retail price for the BG-160 guitar is $1,195.00 But you won’t pay that much here at Beyond Guitars. 

This guitar qualifies for our 14-day money back guarantee!

Don’t forget to add a case or gig bag to your purchase. This guitar does not automatically come with a case. Might we suggest the best, the CD-1510 deluxe plywood core case with green plush lining from Superior, with premium features and made for this guitar. Options are shown below.

Additional information

Weight 16 lbs


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