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Breedlove American Series C20/SM Acoustic Guitar

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From Breedlove guitars comes a series that is 100% true red-white-and-blue American. The American series guitars are built in Bend, Oregon using qual...Click To Read More About This Product

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All-American parts, homegrown wood, and Breedlove craftsmanship produce a concert guitar that will draw a crowd.

From Breedlove guitars comes a series that is 100% true red-white-and-blue American. The American series guitars are built in Bend, Oregon using quality products made right in the USA”no parts or designs were shipped to other countries. These guitars represent the true American spirit, using quality parts and Breedlove's famous craftsmanship, producing guitars that will stand the test of time and look absolutely beautiful in the process.
Built on the concert body platform, the Breedlove American C20/SM acoustic guitar is designed to minimize overtones during a performance. The body width and depth produces balanced tone, but does without the boomy bass or reverberation of a traditional dreadnought. But the impressive balance and projection are substantial musical features on this beauty. Because of these qualities, the concert body lends itself perfectly for fingerpicking, while still sounding great for playing in any style.

The solid Sitka top and solid mahogany back and sides of the Breedlove guitar offer a balanced midrange with lots of bold projection. The rosewood fingerboard, and the one-piece mahogany neck produce rich clarity from note to note. The Breedlove C20/SM guitar's 25-1/2" scale, 1-3/4" nut width, and 16" radius offer comfort for intricate finger movements, and the gloss finish adds a high-end shine. The bridge truss system stiffens the bridge and relaxes the soundboard to maximize sustain and resonate freely. Pinless, winged bridge and scalloped bracing artfully balances string-to-top energy. These design elements yield abundant overtones, complexity, body resonance and note-for-note swell ideal for creating natural effects, single note complexity, and orchestral chording.

All Breedlove Custom Shop steel-string guitars (except for the Revival Series), Pro Series and Atlas Series guitars use the JLD Bridge Truss system. This device is a cantilevered truss that helps to counterbalance string tension at the bridge, creating a relaxed top and improved structural integrity. This allows the tops to be braced in a very progressive way, with a focus on realizing the full acoustic potential of the top. A relaxed top provides maximal wavelength response and a synergy is created by use of a graduated top thickness, balanced scalloped bracing, and a pinless bridge in combination with the bridge truss system. This gives Breedlove guitars the distinctive and highly dynamic "Breedlove Sound", with a piano-like bass and a remarkably well-balanced tone suitable for a broad variety of musical styles.

Other appointments on the Breedlove guitar include black body binding, American abalone rosette, single-action soundhole adjustable truss rod, scalloped bracing, one-piece mahogany neck, Breedlove pearl dot position markers, asymmetrical Breedlove headstock with rosewood overlay, and Gotoh 381 tuners.

The Breedlove American Series C20/SM acoustic guitar includes the Breedlove lifetime warranty and a deluxe hardshell case, so you can keep your 6-string guitar looking as gorgeous as the day you bought it. Make that day today and order now.

  • 100% Made in Bend, Oregon USA
  • Concert body
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Black body binding
  • American abalone rosette
  • Single-action soundhole adjustable truss rod
  • Rosewood pinless "winged" bridge with J.L.D. bridge truss system
  • Scalloped bracing
  • 25-1/2" scale length
  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Breedlove pearl dot position markers
  • 1-3/4" nut
  • Frets: 20 (14 open)
  • Asymmetrical Breedlove headstock with rosewood overlay
  • Gotoh 381 tuners
  • Gloss top & semi-gloss back and sides
  • Breedlove lifetime warranty
  • Breedlove deluxe hardshell case included

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Incredible value

By Ozzie G

from Oregon

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I had been looking for a nice acoustic guitar, and had played quite a few over the past few weeks. I played this unassuming, rather plain-looking guitar and was floored. The first thing I noted was how light this guitar felt. I was amazed by the sound this guitar produced. I kept going back to it and it sounded just as good to me each time I picked it up as it did the first time. And this thing smells wood!I told several of my friends about it and had 3 or 4 of my friends play it. They all agreed that this was an exceptional sounding instrument, and I finally had to bring it home. The sound is extremely balanced, but what got me hooked is the amazing depth and fullness of the sound. I did play some other guitars with rosewood back and sides (but not a C20), and this one just sounded the best for my particular style. It is beautifully crafted, not ornate at all except for the abalone rosette and the distinctive lightning-bolt bridge design. It plays like a dream and I can feel the mahogany back resonating against me when I strum chords. Awesome. A beautiful, resonant and rich-sounding acoustic guitar.


what a great guitar

By 51pbass

from upper michigan

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This is a great guitar. It sounds very good, and the shape is very comfortable. It sounds very warm. The satin finish neck is very comfortable, also. Not too thin, not too fat. The abalone rosette looks very nice, along with the black binding along the body. The Breedlove logo pearl inlay on the headstock looks nice also. I have no idea why Breedlove discontinued this guitar. Get one before they sell out.

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