Blueridge BR-371 Parlour Guitar
With all solid timbers, a spruce top, and rosewood back and sides, the Blueridge BR-371 parlour guitar comes with stunning full abalone purfling and rosette inlays. In addition, snowflake position markers add to the vintage style.
Notably, the fingerboard and bridge of the BR-371 parlour guitar have been constructed from rare dense ebony.
This is the guitar design that launched the steel string acoustic guitar into the 20th century. Named the parlour because at the time, it was preferred to the piano in American homes. It still has the wider neck the European guitars had, and was necessary, because the tighter steel strings were coming into fashion.
Back then the parlour guitar was the loudest guitar the world had ever heard, and CF Martin was the maker. The new styles of playing with plectrums, lent themselves to the punchy little instrument and so its versatility was its strength. So, along with the Blueridge BR-371 parlour guitar, you get a little piece of history.
The current US price tag for the BR-371 is $1,995, so at $1,995 AU, this is extraordinary value for money.
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- Top: Solid Sitka spruce
- Back and sides: Solid Santos rosewood
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Inlay: Abalone