2008 Blueridge BR-280 Pre-War Brazilian Rosewood


2008 Blueridge BR-280 Pre-War Brazilian Rosewood Guitar +Fishman – Just arrived, dead mint, zero issues complete with professionally installed Fishman Ellipse Matrix Pickup.

A D-45 inspired guitar with choice solid Brazilian rosewood construction.

The Blueridge BR-280 Prewar Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar meets all the prewar specifications for a D-45. It is crafted with a select solid spruce top, hand-carved X-bracing, premium solid Brazilian rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard, ebony bridge, and a traditional dovetail neck joint for pure Golden Era tone. The 45-style binding and inlay work along with a floral-design pearl inlay on the headstock and aged finish complete the vintage look. The slim mahogany neck and traditional dreadnought body make it a truly enjoyable guitar to play.

The Prewar Series offers authentic vintage style with strict adherence to prewar instrument specifications. If you’ve been searching for a Golden Era guitar that isn’t priced like it’s made of gold, then Blueridge guitars are for you. Reminiscent of fine American guitars built prior to WWII, they are made with the same techniques as their antique counterparts, including many by-hand processes.

Like the best instruments, Blueridge guitars aren’t overbuilt; they’re crafted to be light and resonant. Meticulous attention to detail and quality craftsmanship is evident in the traditional, forward-position, hand-carved parabolic X-bracing which allows the solid Spruce top to ring loud and true. Blueridge guitars feature a traditional dovetail neck joint, slim mahogany neck, adjustable truss rod, and butterbean-button, Kluson-style tuning machines with an updated mechanism for modern precision and feel.

Select solid Sitka Spruce top with hand-carved parabolic top braces in authentic prewar forward X-pattern

Premium, hand selected, solid Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, all of a matching set including the peghead overlay

Ebony fingerboard with abalone and pearl “snowflake” position markers

Ebony bridge

Neck is a low profile, solid mahogany with a dovetail neck joint and adjustable truss rod with with traditional carved diamond volute detail

1 11/16″ nut width

Scale length of 25.5″

The headstock is beautifully adorned with an original, floral design, abalone and mother-of-pearl inlay

Natural high-gloss finish with aging toner is applied to the top for that perfect vintage look

Body is bound in grained ivoroid with traditional abalone inlay, and sound-hole rosette for that unbelievable “Style 45″ look

Bone nut and saddle

Saga’s exclusive Dalmation, tortoise-style pickguard

Accurate vintage-style 14:1 ratio gold-plated open-back tuners with butterbean-style buttons

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Studio-quality sound on stage! The Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend acoustic pickup/preamp system puts the amazing capabilities of the Acoustic Matrix system onboard your guitar! The Ellipse Matrix Blend combines the world’s best-selling undersaddle pickup with the Ellipse Blend to give you incredible tone at your fingertips. A flexible gooseneck condenser microphone and volume, blend, and phase controlsgive you the sparkling, transparent sound and control of an Acoustic Matrix pickup with the unique and expressive character that a microphone provides. Now you don’t have to compromise your onstage sound! Once installed, the Ellipse Matrix Blend is nearly invisible. Available in Wide and Narrow configurations.

Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend Wide Features:

* Unobtrusive onboard blender system
* Acoustic Matrix pickup in Wide 1/8” (3.2mm)
* Custom-designed cardioid condenser mini-mic with gooseneck optimizes placement on the guitar’s “sweet spot”
* Ergonomic design puts slider controls literally at your fingertips, to maintain a natural playing position
* Unique, patent-pending neodymium magnetic mounting system for easy installation
* Switchable Natural I or II voicing to accomodate all guitar body sizes and performance situations
* Accomodates most round sound holes from 3.875″ to 4.125″ in diameter