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wilco BLUERIDGE: good guitar,good price! (46) RE: BLUERIDGE: good guitar,good price! 14 Jul 12

SAGA has issued several lines of Blueridge guitars over the years. The reso is probably a prototype.

About fifteen years ago, Greg Rich (formerly of Rich and Taylor Guitars) was hired by SAGA to re-design their acoustic line. The current crop of Blueridge is the result. Later, Greg left SAGA and he did the same thing with Music Link on Carolina and Recording King Guitars.

I had an acoustic music store, and SAGA is the absolute pits to deal with. Quality control is almost non-existent. For example, on the BR guitars, the fret wire varied with production runs, and you might buy a bunch of guitars that would need a re-fret very quickly; too light.

SAGA treats their dealers terribly, and they do have their own online store, where you can buy direct from SAGA. In other words, the local store is a SAGA showroom. People try 'em out in the local store, and then they buy direct from SAGA.

I would stock Blueridge, Martins, Santa Cruz, Eastman, Stanford and others. Best buy for the buck: Stanford Performer series.

I sold the store, since I tired of being a showroom for Asian product. Next time, it will be only product made in N America.

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