Blueridge BG-160 Historic Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Guitar
- 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 tuners are smooth and precise to always keep you in tune
Publisher: Saga Musical Instruments
Release Date: 2008-10-29
Warranty: Limited manufacturer warranty.
Presenting the BG-160 Historic Series Slope Shoulder Acoustic Guitar by Blueridge
"The Blueridge BG-160 from Saga Musical Instruments is truly an industry first—it’s a perfect recreation of a masterpiece and it’s affordable. The BG-160 features the famous soft-shoulder design that every collector and player wants, and it has a beautiful sunburst and the correct-style rosewood bridge. The peghead is a classic shape with intricate pearl designs and the Blueridge logo in pearl. "
Body Wood Selections
After WWII tone woods like Adirondack and high-end Brazilian rosewoods were no longer available to use for the production of acoustic guitars. Over-forestation and other factors encouraged guitar makers to find more abundant tonewoods that would perform just as well. In this series we use Sitka spruce for the top to impart an already aged sound that has made it the most popular top wood used to date by any maker. For the backs and sides, Indian rosewood was selected to replace South American varieties and more readily available species of mahogany were also substituted.
Fingerboards and Fittings
In more modern acoustic guitars made by the best, traditional American makers, Indian rosewood is the most common fingerboard and bridge material used. Its characteristics are perfect for use in these applications because it is very durable, looks great and adds to the desirable, yet complex tone of any instrument.
It goes without saying that traditional construction techniques used in the making of vintage instruments during the Golden Era of instrument production continue to stand the test of time. Therefore, Blueridge holds fast to traditional construction methods and incorporates the sought-after forward shifted X-brace pattern for the top. Conversely, this series also uses the more modern nut width of 111 ⁄16 ˝ for easier fingering for modern players.
With every Blueridge guitar, what makes each of them special is found in the details. In this series, we also combine rosewood backs and sides with traditional white binding and delicate herringbone or exotic abalone purfling, while the guitars with mahogany backs and sides will have Black ABS binding. The signature Dalmatian tortoise pickguard is also used for that look of distinction.
Blueridge Historic Series Traditional American-inspired design assures that vintage tone!
The classic vintage style and modern improvements in playability and construction of the Blueridge guitars that make up the Historic Series have all the traditional features usually found on pricey vintage guitars, but at an amazingly affordable price! Taking cues from guitars produced in the years after WWII to present, the Historic Series combines more readily available tone woods from Canada for an already broken-in, vintage flavored tone. The slim, fast-playing necks and easy action makes these guitars truly professional-quality instruments—although they are priced within the reach of students and amateurs! Elegant pearl and abalone inlay on peghead, fingerboard and all borders characterizes our top models as well as the finest solid East Indian rosewood and solid Sitka Spruce. All tops are carefully braced with the same forward-X bracing found on costly Prewar Originals and the tone of our new guitars greatly resembles those old masterpieces. Our mid-line features traditional herringbone binding on top and back strip and delicate, tasteful pearl inlay on fingerboard and peghead. The mahogany series is noted for its power and clarity, making these guitars equally suited for lead and rhythm playing. Every Historic Series guitar features a slim mahogany neck with an adjustable truss rod to maintain perfect alignment.
- Solid Sitka spruce top with Saga's exclusive sunburst finish
- Choice Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides
- Carved mahogany, low profile neck with rosewood fingerboard and adjustable truss rod
- Dovetail neck joint
- rosewood bridge
- maple bridgeplate
- Bone nut and saddle
- Open-back style tuners with grained Ivoroid buttons
- Dalmatian tortoise pickguard in a shape
- Scale length of 24.7 inch (628 mm) and a lower bout of 16 inch for deep warm bassy sound with just the right amount of highs to cut through the mix
- Nut width of 1 11/16 inch
- The exclusive Century Wreath peghead and fingerboard inlay pattern
- Shop adjusted