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Thread #85268   Message #3039177
Posted By: GUEST,Dave
23-Nov-10 - 10:19 PM
Thread Name: Blueridge guitars - best sellers
Subject: RE: Blueridge guitars - best sellers
I popped into my local guitar shop to look at bass amps. They don't usually have much in regarding acoustics, but all of a sudden they had a load of Martins and Blueridge guitars, so I spent half an hour trying them all out. The cheaper martins sounded and felt pretty hit and miss. Nothing to freak out over. Then I tried a few of the blueridge smaller bodies and they felt very nice and sounded great. I finished on a BG60 withough looking at the price... and WOW! It had that sound I was looking for all this time... not too resonant, nice thuddy low end, twangy highs.. a real blues and country box. I own a Taylor 214 (pre 2007 so all solid) which I love but it's very sweet sounding.. the BG60 sounded much more meaty and just like the records I love. Thinking it would be one of the more expensive one's I put it back as I wasn't looking to buy a new acoustic.. then I saw the price tag - 375 Euros!!!!!!!! I went home to think about it, went back the next day.. tried it again.. and yes, I bought it!
It's an incredible sounding guitar at any price. Maybe I got lucky... I'm sure there's plenty of duds out there, as there are gibsons martins and taylors that sound like crap too.. acoustics are a real lottery... I hit the jackpot with this BG60! Looking forward to recording it.