Gibson Blue Ridge ( 1968-1979 )
In 1968 Gibson introduced the Gibson Blue Ridge Acoustic Guitar , it was flat top , natural finish , laminated rosewood back and sides , maple on the inside , and in 1979 they were discontinued and reintroduced in 1989 and ended production in 1990 .
The gibson blue ridge is simple looking , has an overall good sound , rich bass and thinny bright highs . Great guitar for blues , slide and bluegrass .
Early models are slowly but surely gaining value on the vintage market .
Gibson Blue Ridge 12 ( 1970-1978 )
Two years later gibson also produced the gibson blue ridge 12 , they had the same specs but 12 strings . The Blue Ridge 12 were also made in natural finish .
Vintage Price Value For 2007 :
1968 - 1969 > $1100 to $1300 ( Blue Ridge )
1970 - 1979 > $1000 to $1150 ( Blue Ridge )
1970 - 1978 > $800 to $900 ( Blue Ridge 12 )
Avg Upward Trend Of 5% a Year since 2000
Blue Ridge 12 > 1%
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