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Breedlove 2016 Solo Bass Acoustic Electric Bass   

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Well suited for practice and ensemble and solo work, the sound hole and the solid Cedar top of the Solo Bass let the player feel and hear detailed, w...Click To Read More About This Product

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A beautiful acoustic-electric bass that delivers clarity, warmth and classic Breedlove quality.

Well suited for practice and ensemble and solo work, the sound hole and the solid Cedar top of the Solo Bass let the player feel and hear detailed, warm, bass timbres with all the Breedlove sustain and clarity. The side sound hole makes the Breedlove Solo Bass far more audible to the player without sacrificing any forward sound projection, while the proprietary Breedlove Bridge Truss delivers exceptional sustain and clarity by relieving stress on the instrument's top.

If you’re a strummer seeking dominating sound, the Jumbo – Breedlove’s largest body shape by volume – is the perfect body shape for you. If you’ve played a Breedlove Jumbo, you know it’s a powerful experience: Sound feels sonically propelled by the movement of so much air inside the body. It’s specifically designed to convey big, beautiful chords across all six strings – a strummer’s paradise. These bodies provide a big bass response, and a sound that Breedlove Jumbo devotees describe reverently as “grand-piano like.” Breedlove Jumbos rise above the competition in their clarity and expressiveness due to their graduated tops, which add nuance to the tonal spectrum without losing volume.

The Breedlove Bridge Truss (BBT) reduces tension on the soundboard of the guitar, so the top wood is able to vibrate more freely, producing remarkable sustain, balance, and clarity. The BBT also allows for a thinner graduated top, thereby allowing Breedlove craftsmen to bring out the optimal sound from the top wood without sacrificing structural stability. Relieving much of the string tension from the bridge prevents “bridge belly,” ensuring top stability for decades. Guitar strings can exert up to 230 pounds of pull from the nut to the bridge. Traditional methods for preventing top bowing at the bridge usually involve heavy internal bracing and thicker tops. The BBT compensates for this pressure in an innovative way: The BBT is mounted to the bridge from the inside and is connected into the tail block of the guitar, pulling downward on the underside of the bridge to distribute some of the tension, relieving pressure on the top. The resulting tonal effect on BBT-equipped guitars is more resonance and livelier sound with enhanced overtones.

The Breedlove Pinless Bridge helps maintain the integrity of the top by eliminating the need for six drilled string holes. The fewer holes in your soundboard, the more evenly the sound wave can move across the interior, without any loss of energy. The Breedlove Pinless Bridge also provides a gentler string-break angle from the bridge to the top of the saddle, reducing saddle strain. This innovative bridge also makes string changes a breeze, especially on 12 strings. Plus, you’ll never again have to worry about lost, worn-out, or broken bridge pins.

Breedlove guitar necks feature a slimmer neck profile which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish also contributes to ideal playability. The labor-intensive finish process includes precise finish coat applications, fine sanding, and hand buffing and rubbing.

  • Body type: Jumbo
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Solid wood top: Solid cedar
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Top finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Number of frets: 23
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Tuners hardware: Bass, chrome
  • Lower bout width: 17 in.
  • Waist width: 9 5/8 in.
  • Upper bout width: 11 3/8 in.
  • Body length: 22 in.
  • Body depth: 4 in.
  • Pickup: LR Baggs Stage Pro
  • Bridge: Pinless original
  • Binding: Black
  • Inlay: Offset dots

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Breadlove Acoustic Fretless Bass

By Gil

from Seattle area, Wa


  • Acoustic Bass with tone! Deep bass with highs
  • Quality Built - Even though Imported


  • No hardshell case - comes with foam padded case

Best Uses

  • Acoustic group
  • Good quality preamp for amp use in larger venues
  • Practice without amp

Comments about Breedlove 2016 Solo Bass Acoustic Electric Bass:

My first acoustic bass. I've played an electric for many years and wanted something less complex for non-electric practice and performance. I have played fret and fret-less electric as well as 3/4 standup bass. The instrument, although not American made, had Quality Assurance checks and an American design. The beauty of this beast is in the wood and tone. I had to lower the bridge to get the strings closer to the fretboard (I desire a faster action). I'm not disappointed by my choice.

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Very nice acoustic bass guitar

By Mr Bobo

from Fremont, CA

Comments about Breedlove 2016 Solo Bass Acoustic Electric Bass:

Tried it out, plays great, the sound impressed me, This will be my go to along with my P bass & G&L 5 string. Best sounding bass IMHO in this price range.

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