Blueridge BR-140 Historic Series Dreadnought Guitar with Deluxe Hardshell Case
Occasionally touted as a more affordable alternative to a similar dreadnought by Martin or Taylor, the Blueridge BR-140 stands its own ground. As hinted at in the name, this guitar exemplifies vintage aesthetics with details like a slope-shouldered design and Dalmatian tortoise pick guard. Though the selection of mahogany is not specified, Blueridge (an offshoot of Saga Music) has a 35 year track record of producing high quality, traditionalist instruments and the BR-140 is no exception. Though it's certainly visually attractive, the true draw of this instrument lies in its impressive sound production. It remains consistent while creating deep and tangibly sumptuous bass tones, countering these with shimmery high notes. The flamed back and sides are made of Honduran mahogany complimented by a Sitka spruce top.