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Old 01-17-2020, 12:52 PM
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Any Blue Ridge BR-60T or BR-40T owners here? If so, I am curious as to size/dimensions wise how they compare to a regular 6 string dreadnought body ... also, what other choices are available today for high quality tenor guitars? I have a cheap one that I really enjoy but I am desiring an upgrade ... any feedback much appreciated ... thanks.
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:03 PM
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Any Blue Ridge BR-60T or BR-40T owners here? If so, I am curious as to size/dimensions wise how they compare to a regular 6 string dreadnought body ... also, what other choices are available today for high quality tenor guitars? I have a cheap one that I really enjoy but I am desiring an upgrade ... any feedback much appreciated ... thanks.
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Based upon classic designs this acoustic tenor guitar features a small " 0" size 14-fret body, solid spruce top, laminated Santos rosewood back & sides, mahogany neck, adjustable truss rod, dot-inlaid Santos rosewood fingerboard, bound top, back & fingerboard, ornate peghead inlay, bone saddle & nut, nickel tuners, black pickguard and full gloss finish. 22-7/8" scale, 1-9/32" nut width.
So this is a surprisingly small body, but should should be sufficient for the range of a tenor.
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Old 01-18-2020, 03:43 PM
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I own a BR-40T. Great sounding guitar and MUCH smaller than a Dreadnought.
When I bought mine it cost $409 about 5 years ago. Now they sell for almost $700. Somebody must have discovered they were good guitars.

They are made over seas and I heard they took a martin tenor 018T (I think) and gave the contract to the factory that did the best job reproducing the Martin.
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You may want to look at vintage gibsons
like the tg-50. these can be had
for 12-1500 and are wonderful inst.
I have one and am quite enamoured with it. heres one on reverb. for 1200.
https://reverb.com/item/20306977-gib...-50-1950-tenor
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Don't have one - I have a stella tenor - but I remember playing both the 40T and the 60T a few years back at McCabes. The 60T had more "bling" but I actually liked the 40T better.
Much smaller than a dred - more like a 0 size parlor.
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I had a 1930s 0-18T that was killer, but getting near some serious maintenance. I still have BR40T. Itís a very nice tenor that doesnít break the bank. Itís close to sound of the Martin. Donít play it a lot because I have a mandola and Octave Mando. The 40T did develop a top seam crack, but itís stable and, believe it or not, I think it sounds a bit better.
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The 40T did develop a top seam crack, but itís stable and, believe it or not, I think it sounds a bit better.
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