FREE 2-Day Standard Ground Shipping (edit) Get Details

More Info About Free 2-Day Standard Ground Shipping

Close Window
Price Drop

Blueridge BR-163A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar Natural

Item #: 
1304980282352
  • Write a Review

This Blueridge BR-163A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar is packed with value and a tone to challenge much more expensive guitars. Genuine, Adirondack spruce for the forward X-braced... Click To Read More About This Product

Price:
$79293.00
Add to Wish List

QUESTIONS?
Connect with an expert instantly.

Call us: 866-498-7882

 
PICK UP IN STORE Available in: 3-7 Days (estimated) Denver, CO (5.5  mi) Change Pick Up Store


,
SUN:11AM-7PM
MON-FRI:10AM-9PM
SAT:10AM-8PM
  • Pro Coverage Eligible
  • Free Shipping
  • International Shipping
Overview

This Blueridge BR-163A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar is packed with value and a tone to challenge much more expensive guitars. Genuine, Adirondack spruce for the forward X-braced top guarantees the best tone and volume, and the back and sides are of the finest solid rosewood. The slim, fully-adjustable mahogany neck makes playing fast and easy and the delicate Herringbone top purfling adds a touch of class.

Features
  • Select, solid Adirondack spruce top with hand-carved parabolic top braces in authentic prewar forward X-pattern
  • Solid, Select Indian rosewood back and sides with center strip of delicate wood marquetry
  • White body binding with delicate herringbone inlay around top
  • Slim mahogany neck with dovetail neck joint and adjustable truss rod
  • Rosewood bridge and bridge plate
  • Rosewood peghead overlay
  • Saga's exclusive Dalmatian-style pickguard
  • High-gloss lightly toned top finish
  • Accurate vintage-style 14:1 ratio nickel-plated open-back tuners with butterbean-style buttons
  • Nut and saddle are made from bone
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
Warranty

GUITAR CENTER'S PRO COVERAGE
Pro Coverage gives you added warranty protection for your new gear. Stepping in where the manufacturer's "normal wear and tear" coverage ends, our Pro Coverage program offers you upgraded coverage if your product ever fails Read More.

Pro Coverage includes
  • Accidental damage protection (new gear only)
  • Expedited repair
  • Free shipping (for returns or repairs)
  • 100% coverage for commercial use
  • Extended return period
  • Extended price protection
  • No lemon guarantee
  • Free transfer of coverage to a new owner
  • Repair costs covered for up to three years from date of purchase
  • Repair authorization-toll-free by phone or via the web
  • Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
BlueridgeBR-163A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Stays in tune (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5)

Reviewed by 10 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to Top

 
5.0

Can't put it down

By Brian

from Sunnyvale, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Blueridge BR-163A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar:

    This is my third ooo guitar, and my hands down favorite.

    The obvious comparison is of course a Martin ooo, unfair as that may be given the price disparity, but it compares favorably. Out of the box, the strings were pretty bad and the nut was slightly off center. Having remedied those 2 small issues, this guitar is perfect.

    The tone is stellar. Loud, clear, plenty of sparkle and harmonics. It sings sweetly if you are gentle with it, and belts it out clearly if you are not so gentle. Holds its own vs. any similar guitar I've played.

    Playability is great. The neck is fabulous. Feels a little faster than Martin's ooo neck. Same width, maybe a bit shallower.

    Visually, it's a straight up ooo with a goofy pick guard. The Adirondack top has some personality with mineral stains and some stripes along the grain, which I like. Some might call it imperfect.

    My only complaint is the pick guard, which I liked at first, then not so much. They call it "dalmatian", but to me it looks like it was supposed to be tortoise shell and missed a couple stages of the process. Ordered a brown sharpie to solve that problem.

    Bottom line: it's pretty much perfect. If you are considering an offshore solid Rosewood ooo, you should play a BR-163A before you make any major decisions.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Insanely good guitar

    By Soundnet

    from Vancouver BC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Blueridge BR-163A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar:

      I bought my Blueridge BR 163 A and put on DR rare light gauge strings. I was not expecting the sound that came out of this guitar. I am a tone freak to say the least. We have shops near by that carry lots of Martins. I was so shocked at how good this guitar was I took it to A B it with $4000.00 to $8000.00 Martins. There was nothing in OO or OOO in the $4000.00 price range that touched this guitar. There was an $8000.00 custom shop Martin that gave it the nod but I can tell you honestly that I would not trade this particular guitar for a $4000.00 OO Martin. It is that good. It is more open sounding, the bass is just as good and it is far more nuanced than the Martins.,. and talk about loud. This guitar is louder than my Eastman E10 D dred and my E20 D. One thing I love about this guitar is the highs. The notes are so rich and sweet that I can't believe they can produce a guitar like this for the price. The harmonics at the 5th fret are as clear as the 12th fret and also above the fret board an inch or so into the sound hole. They're crystal clear. The only thing I changed were the tuning machines and the bridge pins. I play in lot's of different tuning's in live situations so I need Gotoh 501 21:1 tuners. I also put bone bridge pins in. I've been playing over 30 years at a very high level and I've owned every high end guitar you can think of. The Blueridge BR 163 A is a gem of guitar and a steal at any price. Don't hesitate to buy one.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AWESOME guitar! All I had hoped for, and MORE!!

      By Fiddle & Guitar Man

      from Mars Hill, NC

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Incredible sustain
      • Rich Sound
      • Simple and understated
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Fingerpicking
        • Gigging
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Blueridge BR-163A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar:

        I needed a smaller OOO-sized guitar to take out to gigs instead of my expensive Gibson Jumbo, so after hearing good things about Blueridge for years, I decided to try one of their models. I went for all-solid woods, and after finding a Level 2 BR-163a, I thought the rosewood model would be the ticket. I'm SO happy I chose this one, because it's an AMAZING guitar.

        It was set up reasonably well when I received it, and I could find no blemish on the entire instrument. The only thing I could figure, the Adirondack top does have some darker streaking and maybe the previous customer returned it for that reason. But, as most know, that is the hallmark of Adirondack spruce, some color variations being more pronounced than others, so to me it's a definite plus. And, I'm very pleased in the overall tinting of the top, as the picture on the website is wrong - - it shows a much brighter butter yellow (like their other models) which this model does NOT have. More of a lighter natural tone, and the nice herringbone trim and simple white binding really set it off.

        The woods all over seem to be book-matched and of the highest quality, clean inside, even the one-piece neck (except for the piece at the heel) which is an added surprise. Mine came minus the rosewood headstock overlay, just plain mahogany like the back of the neck, and oddly enough it makes the whole guitar stand out even more. Simple "Blueridge" in script MOP makes this guitar's appearance so much more understated and elegant.

        I did lower the action a bit at the bone nut by grinding off the back side a tad, and had to replace the tuners (which were too stiff) with some nice V97N Grover Sta-tites, which required no modifications at all - - even the screw holes lined up - - what a difference that was! Intonation up and down the neck is spot-on, and I just can't say enough good things about the sustain this guitar has - - just shimmers all up and down the neck. Tremendous volume, too! Lovely guitar!

         
        5.0

        This guitar blew me away!

        By Wesley Walcott

        from Beaumont tx

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Blueridge BR-163A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar:

          I can't believe how lively rich and loud this guitar is.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          5 stars. Zero reservations. What a sweet axe!

          By 1iJack

          from Venice, FL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Blueridge BR-163A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar:

            This is a great little guitar: the workmanship is excellent throughout. The finish is beautiful (high gloss, no defects). The feel of the instrument and playability are excellent and of the 000 size guitars out there, it is one of the prettier ones. Sound is very good: clean projection, good intonation, good response for both fingerstyle and playing with a pick, way better that you would expect for it's price.

            I got this as a pactice guitar for my studio. It comes with no case and no electronics built-in, which will limit it's usefulness for playing out. However, if you get one of these, I predict it will become one of the guitars that you pick up most often to play because it plays and feels so great.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            novice or experienced, a great box

            By doc sevinn

            from Prov. R.I.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Well Craftedgood Action

            Cons

            • Zero Issues

            Best Uses

            • Makes Me Sound Like Doc W

            Comments about Blueridge BR-163A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar:

            tried them all; martin,takamine,gibson,combines all the great things of these guitars at a working mans price. So what that it may not be worth as much as other brands in twenty five years? I"m enjoying it now.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Bought one of these a few weeks ago

            By Firewolf7

            from Texas

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Crafstmanship
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Playability
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune
            • Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Blueridge BR-163A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar:

              Completely happy with this guitar. Shaved some material off of the bridge saddle to lower the strings. Got them real low and no fret buzz. Replaced bridgepins with tuscs. Sounds even better. Fun guitar to play. Much more comfortable than a dreadnaught and has great tone and volume. I will keep this sweet guitar for the rest of my days. Also changed the strings to D'Addario extra lights. Tone is rich and resonant similar to a Martin D-28. Get one, do a little tweaking on it and you'll be happy with it.

              (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Top Notch

              By Hoskins304

              from Charleston, Wv

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy to play
              • Its Just Awesome
              • Really Loud
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

              • Neck And Head Ding Easy
              • Plastic Pins

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Blueridge BR-163A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar:

              Alright I have had my 163a for 5 months as of march 2013 and let me tell ya this thing is a little animal. Ive played live shows, recorded, and a blue grass circle here and there and this thing shines over most everything. Im not saying its number one but its a contender for most, its been beside martin d28's and a couple of gibsons and I would'nt trade them for my little blueridge "no way". I did upgrade it a little bit tho its not perfect, I had the acton lowered just a hair, added Tusq pins and a strap button the tusq pins really set it off its got so much sound it still puts a smile on my face. If you have the cash for this bad lad you wont be upset one more thing the picture up top shows the fancy head stock they only come in a regular head stock now which to me is better "I dont play banjos so I dont want my guitar to look like one" BUY IT!

              (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great guitar!

              By Robert Turney

              from Houston

              Comments about Blueridge BR-163A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar:

              Wow! I had tried a Blueridge several years ago and was really impressed. But I didn't decide to get one until the Adirondack top appeared. I used to have a Martin HD-28V but had to get rid of it. I've been looking for a replacement ever since but couldn't afford a Martin right now. I also wanted a 000 type and when I saw the BR-163A, I was impressed. When it arrived and I got it tuned up I was astonished! The tone is amazing. The whole guitar resonates throughout! It also feels very lightweight. I was thinking that I'd have to take it to get set up, but it is not necessary! It is set perfectly for me with a low action and no buzzing! I would recommend this guitar to anyone.
              This guitar is amazing. It has all solid woods with adirondack top and rosewood back, sides, fretboard and bridge. Bone bridge and nut. Forward shifted scalloped X-bracing. Dovetail neck joint.
              Extremely well built. I found zero imperfections. The set up is fantastic with excellent string height and a perfect neck relief!
              Huge value!

              (10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Guitar

              By David Johnston

              from Chicago

              Comments about Blueridge BR-163A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar:

              I've had this guitar for three years and I love it. The price is fantastic for an all solid wood guitar. Perfect for country blues!
              It is what it is.
              Solid and well built. Very resonant and easy to play. Was set up well right out of the box.
              Great value for the money

              Displaying reviews 1-10

              Back to Top

              You are changing the Ship-To country.

              Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.