Blueridge has re-introduced the classic 0-sized tenor guitar in the BR-40T and has perfectly reproduced this popular model down to the last detail. An entire generation of musicians will thrill to the bright, ringing sound of the tenor guitar and it will surely be in the forefront of styles of folk music yet to be invented!
Solid Sitka spruce, one of the world’s strongest and most durable woods, is used for the tops of our Contemporary Series guitars. When combined with the prewar forward-X bracing pattern, the top has the perfect balance of strength and flexibility to promote the ideal tone. For the back and sides, you have a choice of select mahogany or nicely figured Santos rosewood. The entire guitar is finished in a high gloss natural shade that displays the beauty of the woods employed. and a cutaway options, our Contemporary Series has just the right guitar for any musical need!
Every Contemporary Series guitar features fingerboard and bridge of East Indian rosewood—chosen for its hardness and stability as well as its beauty. The standard models feature pearl position dots while the top models of the BR-70 series have hexagonal outlines of abalone pearl to complement the matching pearl inlaid border of the top and the central soundhole rosette ring. A traditional teardrop-shaped pickguard of black ABS is used on all models, and the mahogany models are bound in black ABS while the rosewood models feature white ABS binding. Vintage-style, open-back tuners with butterbean buttons are used on all models. These 14:1 ratio gears turn smoothly and easily and will give years of trouble-free service. They are heavily nickel-plated, with gold-plate on the BR-70 series.
Every feature of construction that has made the prewar instruments so great is used on these new Contemporary Series guitars. The dovetail neck/body joint is the strongest known and all interior blocks and braces are just big enough to combine sufficient strength with the least possible weight. The nut width of 1 11/16 is designed to please both acoustic and electric guitar players and the neck profile is small and properly shaped for the ultimate in playing ease and comfort.
With the top being the single most important factor in the production of tone, the combination of a solid top with laminated back and sides offers a great sounding guitar that can be priced so affordably as to be within the means of virtually any guitarist - even the aspiring student. An added bonus is the crack-resistant nature of the laminated wood, which, though strong, is still thin enough to add resonance to the tone. Blueridge offers in these Contemporary Series guitars the perfect balance of tone, playability and affordability that has made us the true benchmark that all other makers strive to emulate. Blueridge guitars offer you the most value for less!
The Blueridge Contemporary Series offers guitarists instruments priced easily within the means of the serious student, but have all the features that the pro player demands. A solid top of close-grained spruce, braced with the time-honored forward-X bracing pattern, offers tone and volume that you won’t find anywhere else at such an affordable price! The slim, low-profile mahogany neck is designed for the modern player and the adjustable truss rod keeps the neck in perfect alignment at all times. The styling is tasteful and understated with delicate black and white lines of ornamental purfling on the standard models and the top model has a top border and sound hole rosette of genuine abalone pearl. Incorporating all the accepted construction methods that made the prewar guitars so great, these guitars sound fabulous right out of the box. With select models featuring Fishman electronics and a cutaway option, our Contemporary Series has just the right guitar for any musical need!
- Select, solid Sitka spruce top with hand-carved parabolic braces in the authentic X-pattern
- mahogany back and sides
- 0 Tenor Style Body shape
- Natural high-gloss finish
- Multi-ply Black body binding
- Carved mahogany, low profile neck with dot position markers
- Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge
- Maple bridge plate
- Dovetail neck/body joint
- Blueridge logo in M-O-P with ornate M-O-P and Abalone peghead inlay
- Bone nut and saddle
- Black pickguard
- Vintage-style, 14:1 ratio, nickel-plated open-back tuners with butterbean-style buttons
- Nut width: 1 17/64 inch
- Scale length: 22.9 inch (582mm)
- Shop Adjusted
Blueridge guitars are played by a wide number of artists, including Alex Kramer, Brandi Hart, Brian McKenzie, Bryan Goins, Charlie Sizemore, Darren Eedens, Dominic Chow, George Hamilton IV, George Hamilton V, Isaac Moore, James King, Jason Jordan, Jeff Deaton, Jimmy Capps, Junior Blankenship, Larry Cordle, Larry Sparks, Melvin Goins, Mike Flemming, Phil Madeira, Ralph Stanley II, Randy Waller, Robert Hale, Stephanie McKay, and The King Family.