Dating blueridge guitar
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I owned a blueridge dread, not sure the model but it wasn't expensive, and then sold it to a person in my jam. I got mine online from Maury's Music (NFI), and had them do a setup and change the pins and strings.
She brings it every week instead of her Martin because she finds it easier to play with a slimmer neck and really likes the sound. I bought it without a case and found a nice used Santa Cruz case here on the classifieds that fits like a glove.
I wouldn't normally buy an instrument off of Amazon but with their return policy and the low price I took a gamble. My brother bought a new Martin HD-28 shortly thereafter (it was the best sounding guitar we could find in Little Rock that day), and we lined them up and really compared them.
It plays like a fine guitar should and sounds beautiful and records well.
It’s not a Martin-000 but at a fraction of the price it has been a very nice instrument.
Loud and well balanced and has great tone for bluegrass and early country. If I were playing it at gigs rather than the mandolin, I would probably pay to have a little work done on it. Overall, with it not being my primary instrument, it cured my desire for a quality guitar.
It sounds best to me when I'm playing Carter-style (with a flatpick)--it has a great twang for that style. Contrary to some Blueridge enthusiasts I do not think it has the sound or playability of a Martin. When I finally bought a Martin I bought an OM-21 because I mainly fingerpick on the guitar now. I imagine it will be years before I seek out anything better.
I would recommend them, at least the upper end versions.