Blueridge vs. Martin 
 
Wondering how Martin and Blueridge guitars compare?  You're not alone.. we get this question a lot so we decided to put it into perspective for you.  Check out the chart below and decide which guitar is right for you...

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 Price 

 Neck Joint 

 Nut  

 Saddle 

 Case included 

 Warranty 

 Comparison
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 Blueridge BR-40
 vs. Martin DM
 

$371.25
 $899.00 

 Dovetail
 M&T

 Bone   1 11/16"
 Corian 1 11/16"

 Bone
Tusq

 No
 Yes

 Lifetime*
 Lifetime

 coming soon 

 
 Blueridge BR-43
 vs. Martin 000M
  

 $371.25
 $899.00

 Dovetail
 M&T

 Bone   1 11/16"
 Corian 1 11/16"

 Bone 
Tusq

 No
Yes

 Lifetime*
 Lifetime

 
 Blueridge BR-60
 vs. Martin DR
  

 $ 446.25
 $1049.00

 Dovetail
 M&T

 Bone   1 11/16"
 Corian 1 11/16"

 Bone
Tusq

 No
Yes

Lifetime*
Lifetime

 coming soon

 
 Blueridge BR-70
 vs. Martin DR
 

$ 671.25
 $1049.00 

 Dovetail
 M&T

 Bone   1 11/16"
 Corian 1 11/16"

 Bone
 Tusq

 No
 Yes

Lifetime*
Lifetime

 coming soon

 
 Blueridge BR-140
 vs. Martin D-18V
 

 $  671.25
 $2,499.00 

 Dovetail
 Dovetail

 Bone  1 11/16"
 Bone  1 11/16"

 Bone
 Bone

 No
 Yes

Lifetime*
Lifetime

 
 Blueridge BR-140A
 vs. Martin D-18GE
 

 $   787.50
 $3,299.00

Dovetail
Dovetail

 Bone 1 3/4"
 Bone    1 3/4"

 Bone
 Bone

 No
 Yes

Lifetime*
Lifetime

 

 
 Blueridge BR-140B
 vs. Martin D-18V
 

 $  671.25
 $2,499.00

Dovetail
Dovetail

 Bone  111/16"
 Bone  111/16"

 Bone
 Bone

 No
 Yes

Lifetime*
Lifetime

 
 Blueridge BR-143
 vs. Martin OM-18V
   

 $  671.25
 $2,499.00

Dovetail
Dovetail

 Bone 1 11/16"
 Bone   1 3/4"

 Bone
 Bone

 No
 Yes

Lifetime*
Lifetime

 
 Blueridge BR-160
 vs. Martin HD-28V
 

 $   746.25
 $3,099.00

Dovetail
Dovetail

 Bone   1 11/16"
 Bone  1 11/16"

 Bone
 Bone

 No
 Yes

Lifetime*
Lifetime

 
 Blueridge BR-160A
 vs. Martin D-28 Marquis 
 

 $   862.50
 $4,099.00

Dovetail
Dovetail

 Bone  1 3/4"
 Bone    1 3/4"

 Bone
 Bone

 No
 Yes

Lifetime*
Lifetime

 
 Blueridge BR-160B
 vs. Martin HD-28V
 

 $   746.25
 $3,099.00

 Dovetail
Dovetail

 Bone   1 11/16"
 Bone 1 11/16"

 Bone
 Bone

 No
 Yes

Lifetime*
Lifetime

 
 Blueridge BR-160C
 vs. Martin HD-28V
      

 $   821.25
 $3,099.00

 Dovetail
 Dovetail

 Bone   1 11/16"
 Bone 1 11/16"

 Bone
 Bone

 No
 Yes

Lifetime*
Lifetime

 
 Blueridge BR-163
 vs. Martin OM-28V
 

 $   746.25
 $3,099.00

Dovetail
Dovetail

 Bone  1 11/16"
 Bone    1 3/4"

 Bone
 Bone

 No
 Yes

Lifetime*
Lifetime

 
 Blueridge BR-180
 vs. Martin D-42
 

 $1,237.50
 $4,899.00

Dovetail
Dovetail

 Bone   1 11/16"
 Bone  1 11/16"

 Bone
 Bone

 No
 Yes

Lifetime*
Lifetime

 coming soon

 
 Blueridge BR-180A
 vs. Martin D-45 Marquis
 

 $  1,346.25
 $10,399.00 

Dovetail
Dovetail

 Bone  1 3/4"
 Ivory     1 3/4"

 Bone
 Ivory

 No
 Yes

Lifetime*
Lifetime

 coming soon

 
 Blueridge BR-180B
 vs. Martin D-42
 

 $1,237.50
 $4,899.00

Dovetail
Dovetail

 Bone  1 11/16"
 Bone  1 11/16"

 Bone
 Bone

 No
 Yes

Lifetime*
Lifetime

 coming soon

 
 Blueridge BR-180C
 vs. Martin D-42
    

 $1,312.50
 $4,899.00

 Dovetail
 Dovetail

 Bone  1 11/16"
 Bone  1 11/16"

 Bone
 Bone

 No
 Yes

Lifetime*
Lifetime

 coming soon

 
 Blueridge BR-183
 vs. Martin OM-42
 

 $1,237.50
 $4,899.00

 Dovetail
Dovetail

 Bone  1 11/16"
 Bone     1 3/4"

 Bone
 Bone

 No
 Yes

Lifetime*
Lifetime

coming soon

The Martin models selected for comparison were chosen based upon construction, not cosmetics... because after all, we're all searching for that same great tone .

M&T = Mortise & Tennon neck joint

"C" = cutaway... All Blueridge models that end in "C" (i.e. BR-160C) will sound the same as the same model without a "C" (i.e. BR-160) because the guitars are constructed exactly the same way.

Lifetime* = Blueridge guitars purchased prior to January 15, 2009 have a 1 year warranty.  All Blueridge guitars purchased after January 15, 2009 (unless otherwise noted) will have a Limited Lifetime Warranty through the manufacturer.
 
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