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    Banjo Man

    May 2019
    East Central Alabama
    1438 times
    Relic Hunting

    My Latest Guitar Acquisition

    Not brand new but a 2005 Blueridge BR-163 in excellent condition w/hard case. For this, I traded a 1983 Remington model 1100 12 gauge, glossy finish standard shotgun w/2 3/4" chamber and 26" imp. cyl. VR barrel in excellent condition as well--possibly never fired. The guitar has a very good sound. It was made in May of 2005 according to the serial number. The gun was worth around $350-$400. You can buy a new Blueridge guitar like this (Model BR-163) from the Guitar Center now for $711 + tax. Here's a few of it's notable features I'll cut and paste from an internet ad:

    Select solid Sitka spruce top with hand-carved parabolic top braces in authentic pre-war forward X-pattern
    Solid, Select Indian rosewood back and sides
    Delicate herringbone top inlay and back center stripe
    White binding
    000 body style with a 14th-fret body joint
    Dovetail neck joint
    Slim mahogany neck has adjustable truss rod and
    Rosewood bridge and bridge plate
    Rosewood peghead overlay adorned with a unique mother-of-pearl and abalone design
    Dalmatian style pickguard
    Natural high-gloss finish with aging toner for perfect vintage look
    Accurate vintage-style 14:1 ratio nickel-plated open-back tuners with butterbean-style buttons
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  2. #2
    Charter Member

    Feb 2017
    Georgetown, SC
    Fisher F75
    8457 times
    Metal Detecting
    I'm not a musician, but can certainly appreciate fine craftsmanship, and your guitar seems to have it in spades. Congrats!
    Tdog and Rebel - KGC like this.

    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

  3. #3
    Aug 2018
    SW Missouri
    Garrett All Terrain Pro
    12575 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    That is a beauty! Thoink you did alright on the trade.
    About a dozen years ago guy at work wanted to sell an old Blueridge to my brother for a hundred bucks. He didn't have the money but brought it home to let me see it. It had a crack in it but still was the most beautiful sounding standard I ever heard. I checked the guitar forums and everyone ,including guys who did studio work, said buy a Blueridge if you can't afford a Martin as only a professional could tell the difference in sound. But I was sold anyway.
    Last I heard people were complaining about Martin quality slipping but I really don't know if that was true.
    Tdog and Rebel - KGC like this.
    You may forget but let me tell you this: someone in some future time will think of us-Sappho

  4. #4

    Feb 2020
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    My last purchase was a MIM Jazzmaster. It cam with no case or whammy bar so I talked the owner down 10%. Very dark sounding. It’s loaned to a friend. He’s digging it.



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