Blueridge BR-160A Craftsman series dreadnought


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The Blueridge BR-160A innovation is now a classic design!

Blueridge guitars have been around for more than twenty years but it wasn’t until about 10 years ago that Saga (the parent company of Blueridge guitars) became the first company to offer an all-solid wood dreadnaught guitar made from the now legendary combination of tone woods… Adirondack spruce and East Indian rosewood as a standard production model. Even more, it was introduced at a price that any musician could afford!

Adirondack Spruce

was unavailable for new guitar production for decades. Guitar makers alsmost completely switched over to using Sitka spruce, and less commonly sofwtoods like Cedar and Redwood. Adirondack is always being compared to the (today) more common Sitka spruce, but its qualities are acually profoundly different. It seems to posess the ideal combination of stiffness and flexibility for guitars. It resonates with greater ease and a quality of tone that is unique unto itself. It really is very different from Sitka, and it provides the stunning sounds that come from the BR-160A guitar.

Sought after vintage guitars of the 1930s and 1940s

which you may be familiar with offer similar specifications- and are often referred to simply as “the bone” because of the distinctive Herringbone marquetry that surrounds the top edge and is a characteristic feature of the guitar you see here. Just by looking at the BR-160A, the discerning player will recognize the features that give it the deep, rich and articulate tone that has been a signature sound heard in traditional and popular music for more than 70 years.

Find out for yourself why the BR-160A is such a great guitar and how it resumes that prewar formula at a surprisingly affordable price!

  • Solid Adirondack spruce top with scalloped braces provides you with superior note clarity and volume to spare

  • 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

  • Distinctive herringbone marquetry, tortoise style pickguard and snowflake position markers evoke vintage 30’s beauty

  • Nickel-plated 14:1 tuners are smooth and precise to always keep you in tune

  • Recommended cases: CD-1510, TL-50

Back and Side Material Select solid East Indian Rosewood
Back Inlay Zig Zag
Binding White ABS
Body Type 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 Diamond & Snowflake
Finish Natural High Gloss
Headstock Style Solid
Heelcap White ABS
Logo Inlay Style M-O-P
Neck Material Select Mahogany
Number of Frets Clear 14
Number of Frets Total 20
Nut Material Bone
Nut Width 1 3/4″
Peghead Overlay Indian Rosewood
Pickguard Dalmatian Tortoise
Plating Nickel
Saddle Bone
Scale Length 25.6″ (650mm)
Side Inlay None
Soundhole Rosette Traditional Multi-Ply ABS
Top Premium Solid Adirondack Spruce
Top Bracing Pattern Pre-war-style Forward Shifted X-Bracing
Top Purfling Herringbone
Tuning Machines Gotoh Vintage-style / Open-back / Butterbean Buttons
Country of manufacture: China

For other amazing Blueridge guitars utilizing Adirondack spruce,  just check for the “A” in the name.

This guitar carries a suggested retail price of $1,165.50 but you won’t pay that much at Beyond Guitars!

Be sure to select a case for your new guitar, as this guitar is sold without a case. We suggest the CD-1510 black or the CD-2510 brown deluxe cases from Superior. Any of the Dreadnought cases we carry will fit this guitar.


Additional information

Weight 16 lbs


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