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    Default Re: Martin vs Blueridge tenor guitar

    Thanks for the comments Kevin, and welcome to the Cafe!
    Just last night, after an extended playing session, I again found myself amazed by my Blueridge BR-40T.
    What an GREAT tenor guitar, at any price...And it's just a remarkable value!
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    Hm. I finally had the chance to play a BR40T and was underwhelmed. Perhaps I'd like it better after a setup job (action seemed high and tone was thin).
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    Martin, mine has a great set-up, but it's much more than that...
    Crisp, clean, and rich tone across all strings, and substantial volume. It's every bit as good (well, frankly better) than my 2009 Martin 000-15M (which I also love).
    Maybe I just got lucky and got a good one!
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    Default Re: Martin vs Blueridge tenor guitar

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinw View Post

    For the price of a Martin LXM tenor, you could buy the Blueridge 40T, a nice case, and a decent Epiphone mandolin.
    The above doesn't hold water in the UK BR-60 RRP 479 and the Martin LXM tenor is RRP 499 (Though I got mine in a clearance sale for 350)
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    I own the Blueridge BR40T and it is the best acoustic tenor guitar made for the price. Buy it while the price is low and they still make them. It plays and sounds great. The prices range from under $400 to around $500 and you get a guitar that looks and sounds like a $1500 guitar in my opinion.
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    Default Re: Martin vs Blueridge tenor guitar

    I just purchased my Blueridge 40T (used) and love it. Coming from a banjo background I find it easy to play, not as loud as my banjo, but that is to be expected.

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