Blueridge BR-70 6-String Acoustic Guitar
Gearank High Notes
- 2018.04: Highest Rated Acoustic Guitar from $500 to $1000
- 2018.01: Highest Rated Acoustic Guitar from $500 to $1000
- 2016.11: Highest Rated Acoustic Guitar from $500 to $1000
The Blueridge BR-70 appeared first on our recommended list for Acoustic Guitars in the $500 to $1000 price category when we published the first edition in November 2016 where it remained until being out-ranked in September 2019.
Then in August 2021 its ratings were strong enough to go on our new recommended list for Acoustic Guitars from $500 to $1000 and it remains on that list today.
Although the Blueridge brand is not as well known as some of the others included in our acoustic guitar guide, it is a brand that is very highly respected by expert reviewers and owners alike.
In fact the Blueridge was the 11th highest rated acoustic guitar brand in September 2017 and in January 2018 the BR-70 was the highest rated acoustic guitar in the $500 to $1000 price range.
Saga Music says the BR-70 was designed to produce traditional pre-war (1930's) dreadnought tones with an updated look.
The Blueridge BR-70 is very similar to the BR-140, with one key difference; the Blueridge BR-70 comes with rosewood back and sides as opposed to mahogany. As we’ve covered elsewhere on this list, rosewood gives you a significantly different response when compared to the more common mahogany.
This difference is actually more noticeable with solid wood guitars, because solid wood shows off the characteristics of the tonewood its made from better than laminate. Because of this, the BR-70 is going to be a very punchy and articulate guitar. This makes it a phenomenal choice if you’re looking for a bluegrass machine or a guitar you can use to bust out some blues licks a la Eric Clapton’s Unplugged.
- Body Shape: Dreadnought
- Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Body: Select Santos Rosewood back and sides
- Finish: High Gloss - Natural
- Bridge: Indian Rosewood
- Neck: Select Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Not specified
- Fingerboard: East Indian Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius:
- Number of Frets: 20
- Scale Length: 25.6" (650 mm)
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"