Guitar made in China Distributed by Saga Musical Instruments USA, bought in the U.S. in 1997 in a music store in Milwaukee.
Mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck. Indian Rosewood fingerboard ie Acacia Indian 'I think. The front is solid spruce.
It cost me 250 or 275 U.S. $ at the time, new. It was resulted because there was a beautiful shine to the head. I think the price balance was not $ 350. The salesman promised me that the brightness would not move, and 10 years after he was right!
The handle is "relatively" large but very comfortable even for medium sized hands. Let's say it does not promote the single player but is very pleasant to use and ergonomic: no cramps, etc.
The guitar is light.
The sound is excellent, the bass resonate freely without being drowned or inaccurate, the medium is good. You must keep the strings "fresh" if you want to keep sounds well defined. The power of sound is very good without forcing.
Blueridge guitars are usually copies of branded U.S. guitars. I do not know what guitar this one copy. A guitarist who had a meeting with Takamine been sickened after trying it, the sound of the Blueridge was much more powerful and wealthy than his.
The sound has improved over the years.
The guitar is well suited to the game type Accous grunge, emo / punk etc.. It pays very well in tuning down a semitone or in D. It gives very nice atmosphere.
For the ridiculous price that I bought this guitar is a killer. For 10 years she has not moved, fell, was taken pets etc.. The varnish is good, the handle also the mechanics have not changed. This is truly a "work-horse".
I am sure that Blind test this guitar would get amazing results. Its main "fault" is that it is not oriented fast game. It is perfect as an accompaniment strumming or picking.
If you have the opportunity to bring one of the USA on a trip do not hesitate, the price is exceptional value-see reviews in this direction on Harmony-Central