#1
So i traded the casino (which i traded for the ovation) for this

It's a Blueridge BR-180
It's basically a Martin D-45 Replica. It's MIC and there are a few things that reflect that, (inlays aren't actually inlaid, tuner position on headstock could be spaced better & i had to sand down one of the frets to get rid of a buzz) but overall it's a great sounding guitar. I think they overdid it with the abalone border on everything, but i'm not complaining.

Sound Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RhTA7P2lAA

I went and bought a proper mic...so now I guess i have no excuses for when I play something that sounds like crap. Sorry for the song repetitiveness, I'm a foo fighters fan what can i say.





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#2
congrats! the br-180 was the first blueridge i ever tried, and i really liked it. still do, in fact. nice sounding guitar that got my attention enough to get interested in blueridges. enjoy it

btw, had you wanted less abalone, you could have grabbed the br-160, which i believe is the less expensive, less blingy version of the 180.
http://www.maurysmusic.com/inc/sdetail/blueridge_br_160/52957/35941
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#3
The back of the guitar (most noticeably, since it's a darker surface) has a bunch of very light scratches on it, as if it was cleaned with a rough cloth a few times. I have a bottle of cleaner/polish that I use but it didn't take most of them out. Would using a buffer on it be safe, or should I just leave it?
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Capitalization is the difference between "I helped my Uncle Jack off the horse" and "i helped my uncle jack off the horse"
Quote by stepchildusmc
either way your gonna need a big bucket... how you set it under the horse is up to you.
#4
sounds like someone played it wearing buttons. i have light scratches on the back of my br-341, but i just left 'em.
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sounds like someone played it wearing buttons. i have light scratches on the back of my br-341, but i just left 'em.
Them thar cowboy belt buckles are guitar killers too.

You could make up a, "wanted dead or alive", poster for the original owner, stick it raht upside o' yo amplee-fyer..........
#6


The store around the corner recommended I use automotive wax. now it's squeaky clean. literally. took 95% of the scratches out though.

Sound clip is almost done, i'll edit it into the main post
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Capitalization is the difference between "I helped my Uncle Jack off the horse" and "i helped my uncle jack off the horse"
Quote by stepchildusmc
either way your gonna need a big bucket... how you set it under the horse is up to you.
Last edited by mike_oxbig at Feb 16, 2012,
#7
Wow, I get back from some sun and fun, and you have another guitar. Congratulations, I really like the Blueridges, very good tone, but more importantly, I really hope you like it too.
I'm the only player to be sponsered by 7 guitar companies not to use their products.
#8
I'm really liking it. it's got a really well rounded sound to it, and it feels and plays awesome. and even after polishing it, it slips less than the ovation, haha.
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Capitalization is the difference between "I helped my Uncle Jack off the horse" and "i helped my uncle jack off the horse"
Quote by stepchildusmc
either way your gonna need a big bucket... how you set it under the horse is up to you.
#10
You made know this already, but just in case. Not all car polishing products are equal, some are polymer sealants, which you don't want to use, and others are made up of natural waxes (the better ones use carnuba) mixed with oils to help soften them for easy application.

The best of them, like a good quality furniture wax, are made up of a high percentage of carnuba and softened with parafin oil.
I'm the only player to be sponsered by 7 guitar companies not to use their products.
#11
I don't recall what kind it was, but i went into the store and used the same stuff my guitar tech uses on customer guitars, so i assume it was safe.

I'll ask next time i go in there...it did a really good job. i swear i could see mr clean in the reflection giving me the thumbs up when i was done.
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Capitalization is the difference between "I helped my Uncle Jack off the horse" and "i helped my uncle jack off the horse"
Quote by stepchildusmc
either way your gonna need a big bucket... how you set it under the horse is up to you.
#12
well, son of a...... !!!! i get back from humpin' pineapples and you got another one ! i still have the same blonde... for the moment anyway, so you do trade faster ! its a perty one, gotz more baloney than all mine combined! your gonna spend a small fortune in wax on that thing!
#14
Just this one

Although i recently bought a yamaha f380 because it was 80$ and came with a hard case. i'll probably end up reselling the guitar for that 80$ and keeping the case. It's not really worth making a ngd thread about.
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Capitalization is the difference between "I helped my Uncle Jack off the horse" and "i helped my uncle jack off the horse"
Quote by stepchildusmc
either way your gonna need a big bucket... how you set it under the horse is up to you.
#15
ahh.. sigh.... i haven't had an NGD in a while. i'm still learning the little nuances of the last one( it hates strumming but loves fingerpicking and arpeggios).
#16
next time you're heading to hawaii let me know and i'll trade you a NGD for an all expenses paid vacation
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Capitalization is the difference between "I helped my Uncle Jack off the horse" and "i helped my uncle jack off the horse"
Quote by stepchildusmc
either way your gonna need a big bucket... how you set it under the horse is up to you.