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Acoustic Guitars Under 1000 Dollars - Comparison Test 4
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1 on 1 Testing

In this comparison we put the Martin LX1E and Blueridge BR-160 head to head in a battle to find out which wins the specifications war. You might think it all comes down to the price, but frankly there is a lot more to it. For more information and product comparisons, check out our longer article here.

Contestant number one is the Martin LX1E. Martin is another trusted acoustic guitar brand in the guitar industry, and they’ve done a good job proven exactly why they’re so trusted with the Martin LX1E. The LX1E produces beautiful sounds from its solid wood build that’s too good to pass up.

Now we will have look at an alternative, the Blueridge BR-160. Blueridge has another excellent addition to this list with its Blueridge BR-160 model. The BR-160 acoustic guitar is a beautiful dreadnought body style with the signature Blueridge design on the headstock to give it a unique design.


HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON
Martin LX1E Blueridge BR-160
KEY FEATURES
+ Mahogany and spruce is a widely loved combination of woods that’s too good to beat.
+ The Fishman Sonitone Electronics is an amazing touch to keep this guitar in the modern age.
+ Ed Sheeran himself uses a Martin LX1E, which is pretty cool if you ask us!
+ Dreadnought body acoustic guitars are some of the most purchased instruments around.
+ A wider fretboard makes it much easier to avoid confusing strings when transitioning.
+ The Blueridge BR-160 is made of Sitka Spruce, mahogany, and Indian rosewood.
WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT
We loved the perfect combination of woods that come with the Martin LX1E. The fact that Ed Sheeran owns it must mean it’s pretty good, too! Nothing says bold like a solid wood dreadnought acoustic guitar with wide frets. It’s not hiding anywhere with a beautifully deep, resonating voice.


Would you like to know more?

You might also be interested in Music Critic's in-depth article on this topic, 10 Best Acoustic Guitars Under $1000 in 2019.


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