Thursday, April 26, 2012

Blue Ridge Guitar

Blueridge Guitar
Ser. no. 04010320
model BR -160

I finally found some info on the serial no. If it's correct, the build date was January, 2004 which is less than 2 years after they first started making the Blueridge brand, and number 320 in the series. (see comments)

Sold by the Saga Musical Company in San Francisco, this model has some very intricate inlay of mother of pearl and abalone. The top is sitka spruce and the back and sides are beautiful dark Indian rosewood. It has intricate marquetry and herringbone inlay on the body. The pure white binding contrasts strikingly with the roswood. Have a look it's a beautiful guitar.

And it plays and sounds great. It's not an antique so it has adjustable truss rods to keep the action just right.


  1. Hey Keith,

    I think I remember picking with you at Orren's home one Xmas. We were so saddened by the news of his death. He was a good man.

    Can you tell me what the model # of the Blueridge guitar is? I know there are several models, some sounding better than others.


    -JC G.

    Hello JC,
    He was indeed a nice guy.
    And we should get togeather and pick again sometime.

    The info on the blueridge is:

    Blueridge Guitar
    Ser. no. 04010320
    model BR -160

    If you find any info I'm not aware of like when it was made, let me know...

    thanks for the message.


  2. The number on the inside label is the one that counts. The first 2 digits indicate year, the next 2 are the month, and the following numbers are the run series sequence. The neck block numbers follow some different pattern after the first four, which are often the same as those on the neckblock.

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