How beautiful can a guitar be?
The BR-70AS is a beautiful example of true guitar hand craftsmanship, and yet it’s got a remarkable price.
Solid Adirondak spruce.. it’s got the old, classic tone of the 1930s. It’s only recently brought back! Combine these rare classic tonewoods–Santos rosewood and solid, Adirondack spruce–and you have the makings of a classic sounding guitar, the Br-70AS. In addition to this, the top edge and rosette are hand-inlaid with gorgeous, genuine abalone pearl – and the top is then finished in an awesome prewar style sunburst that gives it a true lovely classic look! The hexagonal outline abalone fingerboard inlays and the gold-plated tuners complete the elegance of the BR-70AS–a vintage collectible that will certainly grab admiration for many years to come.
The skill of the Blueridge luthiers is never so well expressed as with these contemporary craftsman series guitars. They are definitely a cut above the field at this price point. There are three key areas of guitar craftsmanship that we judge a guitar on: 1. Sound quality- tone, depth and response, essential to express your music. 2. Ergonomics- neck profile, string action and body shape are essential to accuracy, playing comfort and speed. 3. Appearance- Never underestimate how much the rich style and appointments of a beautiful instrument can enhance a performance.
Here are the features of this guitar:
Solid Adirondack spruce top with scalloped braces provides you with superior note clarity and volume to spare
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
Gold-plated 14:1 tuners are smooth and precise to always keep you in tune
|Back and Side Material||Select Santos Rosewood|
|Bridge & End Pins||White ABS|
|Bridge Material||Indian Rosewood|
& Peghead Binding
|Fingerboard Material||Indian Rosewood|
|Fingerboard Position Inlays||Abalone Hexagonal Shapes|
|Finish||Sunburst High Gloss|
|Logo Inlay Style||M-O-P|
|Neck Material||Select Mahogany|
|Number of Frets Clear||14|
|Number of Frets Total||20|
|Nut Width||1 3/4″|
|Peghead Overlay||Indian Rosewood|
|Scale Length||25.6″ (650mm)|
|Soundhole Rosette||Traditional Multi-Ply ABS|
|Top||Premium Solid Adirondack Spruce|
|Top Bracing Pattern||Pre-war-style Forward Shifted X-Bracing|
|Tuning Machines||Gotoh Vintage-style / Open-back / Butterbean Buttons|