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Breedlove American Series D25/SRe, Herringbone Acoustic-Electric 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 qua...Click To Read More About This Product
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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 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 instruments that will stand the test of time and look absolutely beautiful in the process.
Built on the popular dreadnought platform, the D25/SRe Herringbone Acoustic-Electric guitar's large top and body depth creates a resonant chamber that focuses on bass response and tremendous volume. This design is ideal for ensemble playing and is the instrument of choice for flat pick players.
The solid cedar top and rosewood back and sides offer a balanced midrange with lots of bold projection. The soft cutaway adds comfort for accessing the upper frets. The ebony fingerboard, and the one-piece mahogany neck produce rich clarity from note to note. The D25/SRe'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 bridge and relaxes 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.
At the heart of the D25/SRe is the L.R. Baggs Element Active VTC Pickups System, letting you amplify your guitar quickly and easily. The Element Active Volume and Tone control (VTC) pairs the Element under-saddle transducer with a pre-contoured all-discrete class-A endpin preamp, and includes a small, removable soundhole-mounted volume and tone control for added convenience and versatility. The entire system is designed to install easily and features plug-and-play performance.
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 include ivoroid body binding with herringbone top purfling, Breedlove abalone rosette, single-action soundhole adjustable truss rod, ebony pinless "winged" bridge with J.L.D. bridge truss system, scalloped bracing, one-piece mahogany neck, Breedlove pearl dot position markers, ivoroid heel cap, asymmetrical Breedlove headstock with ebony overlay, and Gotoh 381 tuners.
The Breedlove American Series D25/SRe Acoustic Guitar includes the Breedlove lifetime warranty and a deluxe hardshell case, so you can keep your 6-string looking as gorgeous as the day you bought it. Make that day today and order now.
- 100% Made in Bend, Oregon, USA
- Dreadnought body with soft cutaway
- Solid rosewood back and sides
- Solid Sitka spruce top
- Ivoroid body binding with herringbone purfling
- Breedlove abalone rosette
- Single-action soundhole adjustable truss rod
- Ebony pinless "winged" bridge with J.L.D. bridge truss system
- Scalloped bracing
- 25-1/2" scale length
- One-piece mahogany neck
- Ebony fingerboard
- Breedlove pearl dot position markers
- Ivoroid heel cap
- 1-3/4" nut
- Frets: 20 (14 to body)
- Asymmetrical Breedlove headstock with ebony overlay
- Gotoh 381 tuners
- L.R. Baggs Element Active VTC Pickups System
- Gloss finish
- Breedlove lifetime warranty
- Breedlove deluxe hardshell case included
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I looked for 2 years before I bought this guitar as my second acoustic, my first being a Taylor 314ce. I wanted a more full open tone at a price point that was under $2000. I tried many many guitars ranging from $600 to in excess of $3000. The guitars that I gravitated toward were the Martin HD-28 and the Guild D-55. For a lot less money, this guitar put me in that tone territory. It has a very comfortable neck, has beautiful wood, and is a pleasure to play and hear. It is not quite as deep sounding as the Martin, however, it has a beautiful ringing tone, and sustains very nicely. I found that playing this guitar is more comfortable for me than playing my taylor. I run 12's on the Breedlove and 11's on the Taylor. It just feels as though it has a lower string tension, even with the heavier strings. The neck is wider than the Taylor's. I love the through string bridge. It makes changing strings faster and the new strings stabilize quicker. The LR Baggs electronics sound very natural, although, seperate bass and treble knobs would be nice. Overall, its a wonderful guitar that sounds, looks, and feels like a more expensive instrument.
I was looking for a mid-priced guitar that would sound good but I also wouldn't feel nervous about taking to gigs and actually playing. My price limit was around $1500-$2000, and so I began my search. I can't stand when people say "I have played all the Martins and Taylors and Gibsons and this guitar blows them all away" because, well that's written on just about every acoustic guitar review on this site, and its largely untrue. In truth, Martin's below $2000 are really not worth it, however their high end guitars are unbeatable. Taylor makes excellent guitars in this range, I played the 314ce, which is probably the most comparable with regards to price, and found it to play well and have excellent high end definition, but just didn't compete with this guitar for value, playability and low end clarity. On to my actual review of this guitar. First, playability is outstanding. If you're someone who switches plays both electric and acoustic like I am, then definitely try this out. It's an unbelievably easy guitar to play. The sound is very well balanced, combining the high end definition of a Taylor, with that low end punch you get with a good Martin D28. The amount of fullness and volume was almost shocking the first time I strummed a chord on it. Workmanship is beautiful, and the quality of the wood is excellent for this price; the grain on my rosewood back and sides is deep and gorgeous. I especially like how everything is US made. One thing I didn't like is the styling. It's a little too "new age" and contemporary for my taste, but that's the Breedlove design, and a personal preference of mine for classic Martin type style, and it was something I was willing to overlook for the playability and sound. I have yet to try the electronics on it, but one thing I do like is the hidden controls in the soundhole. You actually get all the rosewood you're paying for, it looks cleaner, and there's no cutting into the solid sides and compromising the acoustics. I've had the guitar for a few weeks, and am still impressed every time I pick it up, and I definitely recommend you try it out. Does a Martin D18 or a Gibson Songwriter have a place in my lineup? Absolutely, and I will be buying both. But for one guitar to take around, I couldn't find anything that beat this.