Blueridge BR-163A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar
6 String Acoustic Guitars
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Select tone woods, hand-carved top braces, and deluxe refinements create beautiful sound and appearance.
This Blueridge BR-163A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar is packed with value and a tone to challenge much more expensive guitars. Genuine, Adirondack spruce for the forward X-braced top guarantees the best tone and volume, and the back and sides are of the finest solid rosewood. The slim, fully-adjustable mahogany neck makes playing fast and easy and the delicate Herringbone top purfling adds a touch of class.
- Select, solid Adirondack spruce top with hand-carved parabolic top braces in authentic prewar forward X-pattern
- Solid, Select Indian rosewood back and sides with center strip of delicate wood marquetry
- White body binding with delicate herringbone inlay around top
- Slim mahogany neck with dovetail neck joint and adjustable truss rod
- Rosewood bridge and bridge plate
- Rosewood peghead overlay
- Saga's exclusive Dalmatian-style pickguard
- High-gloss lightly toned top finish
- Accurate vintage-style 14:1 ratio nickel-plated open-back tuners with butterbean-style buttons
- Nut and saddle are made from bone
- Nut width: 1-3/4"
- Scale length: 25-1/2"
Adirondack tops provide richer, fuller sound. Order today and hear for yourself.
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- Fun To Play
- Good Feel
- Rich Sound
- Stays In Tune
- Rock Concerts
- School Bands
- Small Venues
Comments about Blueridge BR-163A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar:
This is my third ooo guitar, and my hands down favorite.
The obvious comparison is of course a Martin ooo, unfair as that may be given the price disparity, but it compares favorably. Out of the box, the strings were pretty bad and the nut was slightly off center. Having remedied those 2 small issues, this guitar is perfect.
The tone is stellar. Loud, clear, plenty of sparkle and harmonics. It sings sweetly if you are gentle with it, and belts it out clearly if you are not so gentle. Holds its own vs. any similar guitar I've played.
Playability is great. The neck is fabulous. Feels a little faster than Martin's ooo neck. Same width, maybe a bit shallower.
Visually, it's a straight up ooo with a goofy pick guard. The Adirondack top has some personality with mineral stains and some stripes along the grain, which I like. Some might call it imperfect.
My only complaint is the pick guard, which I liked at first, then not so much. They call it "dalmatian", but to me it looks like it was supposed to be tortoise shell and missed a couple stages of the process. Ordered a brown sharpie to solve that problem.
Bottom line: it's pretty much perfect. If you are considering an offshore solid Rosewood ooo, you should play a BR-163A before you make any major decisions.