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GUEST,jonesey Blueridge BR-7S Guitar any opinions? (52* d) RE: Blueridge BR-7S Guitar any opinions? 14 Nov 01

Hi Fortunato, Went and looked at the guitar and in my opinion it doesn't differ from any of the others I've seen of late from the far east(meaning Korea, I think). The craftmenship is good and clean for the most part and as it is all solid wood it's hard to go wrong. In a few years should he continue to play it I would take it to your most trusted luthier and have him/her scallop the bracing as there will be a significant improvement in the tone/volume. Any builder knows how to do it and for 2-300.00 you can have the tone of a guitar costing thousands. If the sides and back were laminated I wouldn't suggest it as they 'peak' t/vwise in about 5 years. It reminds me of the Washburns that flooded the market around 20 years ago w/that same type of 'snowflake inlay' on the fretboard. Fine guitar for the money. I'm not a big fan of Yamahas. Good luck.

PS. I bought my son an old Gibson Grabber bass a few years ago for $175.00W/case. Had emg-select replacement pickups and was solid and playable. 2 mos. later a punk band called Green Day had a huge hit album and the bass player used the same bass! 6 mos. later the book value went to $ never know.

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