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Breedlove Atlas AJ250/SF-12 Plus 12-String Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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This Atlas Series Jumbo 12-String delivers all the shimmering, chiming sound you'd expect from a large-bodied, 12-string guitar. Plus you get the inc...Click To Read More About This Product
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A very playable jumbo 12-string guitar with innovative modern touches.
This Atlas Series Jumbo 12-String delivers all the shimmering, chiming sound you'd expect from a large-bodied, 12-string guitar. Plus you get the incredible playability and design features that put Breedlove on the map. The bold and resonant AJ250/SF 12-String comes with a solid Sitka spruce top, specially sculpted bracing, and the JLD Bridge Truss system. Ivoroid body and neck binding, rosewood headstock overlay, and abalone accents make it a knockout visually. Fishman Classic 4 electronics let you plug in anywhere and sound great.
Breedlove crafts acoustic instruments that reflect the principles of uncompromising craftsmanship, environmental consciousness, and customer focus. The best aspects of traditional guitar making are fused with new ideas and relevant technology to create instruments with unsurpassed tone, feel, and visual appeal.
Each spectacular instrument in the Atlas Series is designed and engineered to attain these same qualities at an accessible price. They feature scalloped bracing, a pinless bridge, dual-action truss rod, and the JLD Bridge Truss System. The bridge, fingerboard, and peghead overlay on each model is made from Indian rosewood and tops are crafted from solid wood. They have an ebony end pin and dovetail neck joint. All models have the same low string action for fast, comfortable playing. They're all set up and hand-inspected at Breedlove headquarters and come strung with light-gauge D'Addario EXP strings.
- Deep jumbo body
- Soft cutaway
- Solid Sitka spruce top
- Flamed-maple back and sides
- 17" lower bout width
- Breedlove bracing pattern
- JLD Bridge Truss for stability
- Ivoroid body and neck binding
- Abalone rosette
- Abalone top purfling
- Abalone Ellipse inlay pattern
- Gloss finish
- Rosewood bridge
- Rosewood fretboard
- Double-action truss rod
- Gold Grover tuners
- Fishman Classic 4 pickup/preamp system
- D'Addario EXP Light Gauge Strings
- Designed by Kim Breedlove, crafted in Korea
- Quality assured in Bend, Oregon USA
Reviewed by 10 customers
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Oh my goodness, I have looked at this guitar for quite a long time. When I first saw it, I thought wow what a grand instrument!! This guitar sounds beautiful, and is very well built. I would like to thank Breedlove CO. I can't stop looking at it and playing it either. I have an Atlas AC/25 SR- plus too, which is great also. I am very glad that you guys carried this instrument, thank you very much!!
I've owned several 12-strings (including Ovation, Larrivee, etc.) and this particular Breedlove model holds its own against all of them. The quality is top-shelf, the sound is spectacular, and the looks are stunning. Kim Breedlove must be watching these very closely as I've had two Breedlove Atlases, and say with no reservation that you will get more than your money's worth with this beauty. If the whole Breedlove Atlas line is like this guitar, it would not surprise me if the suggested retail prices go up. You will not find another guitar for the quality, value, beauty, and sound for the price you'll pay right now. I couldn't be happier.
Wow! At first I was a little hesitant about buying any guitar from an online store, but when this guitar arrived and as soon as I tuned it up, I knew I had made the right choice. The build quality and finish are excellent. It plays wonderfully, great action, no fret buzz, comfortable neck. The sound is fantastic, especially un-plugged. I'm glad I picked the Breedlove Atlas SF-12 Plus. The tastefull ornamentation: bindings, headstock overlay, and accents make an already beautifully styled guitar even more spectacular. I have played many 12 strings in all the price ranges, and this one holds its own against them all. Thanks Breedlove for building this quality instrument.
The action is incredible for a 12 so she plays really easy and has a superb tonal balance. The craftsmanship is AAA - it's a gorgeous instrument that the pics just don't do justice(I have the natural gloss finish). Since I use it mainly for recording, the on board preamp is also a gift from heaven. I do run it through another preamp just to give me more EQ range and a bit more gain but that's just personal preference. I've played Guilds and Gibsons and this guitar is definitely in the same class for half the money. Save your money and buy this baby. If you love playing 12-string, she's your soulmate! Feel the love...Breedlove!
I bought this guitar as a blem and it was an even better deal. The tone, style, fit, action, and price were what I was looking for. Eventually the action got too low and I needed to keep the guitar humidified. A few calls and emails to Breedlove were quickly answered in a very timely manner. I ended up sending the guitar back to have the action checked out. After they received the quitar and checked it out they called me to tell me they were sending me a new guitar! WOW! Incredible service to go with the great sound and fantastic price. This guitar continues to sound better every time. Keep new strings on it and you'll never stop playing it. My only negative comment is about the built in tuner. You must remember to turn it off or the battery will be dead when you go to use it next. Should have had an auto off feature. Did I mention the fantastic hardshell case it comes with?
I have been looking for a nice 12-string like the jumbo size popular in the days of John Denver. I have played some nice ones in the stores, and some not so nice ones. When I saw the Breedlove guitars for the first time I thought they were really well built and a good value. I liked the Atlas concert sized mahogany and rosewood models that they had in the store. At the time this jumbo maple model was special order only, but I really wanted a jumbo sized model, and really liked the flamed maple finish. I called around to see if I could find one in a store that I could try before I buy. Luckily I found a canceled order in a store nearby. After tuning it up with the built-in tuner, and playing for just a few minutes I knew this guitar was meant for me. I would have been happy with any of the other Atlas series 12-strings, but this jumbo model is just a little more special. One thing not really disclosed in the Breedlove brochure or web site is that this is an import from Korea, for those of you who would prefer to spend twice or three times as much for a similar quality made-in-USA guitar, more power to you. I am really pleased with this guitar, I have had it a week and performed with it at an open mic jam, straight through the PA system it has a powerful full 12-string jumbo size sound that matches the beauty of the woodwork and finishing details. It is a beautiful guitar and a great playing guitar and a great sounding guitar. They had another brand name guitar on the wall for about half the price, but the sound was lacking compared to the Breedlove guitars, no comparison, you try them out and see for yourself. They are priced right for the quality you get. Very nice hardshell case, custom fit paddding. I have played a six-string EF-340S Takamine for 20 years and love that guitar, it's a great guitar, but my new 12-string jumbo Breedlove will be my favorite from now on.
I have several other high end guitars from the major manufacturers and this one matches them in quality, playability, and sound for less than half the price. The wood used on the back and sides is the only place they cut cost as far as I can tell. Everything from the case to the setup of the guitar was top quality - maybe even better than my high end Taylor and Martin! Breedlove even threw in an extra bridge saddle and some shims. This is a fantastic value! The FedEx shipping was great as well. The guitar only tood 3 days to get to me!
This is one beast of a guitar, Great for just about anything, Any time I walk into the local music shop I head straight for this guitar. This guitar has a GREAT sound, A GREAT shape, all around this guitar is great! I play mostly classical on it (kinda needs to have classical played on it hahaha) but it sounds great with any sort of acoustic song!!! Definately a must have for those who dont mind the pain of changing strings.
If you're a serious guitar player on a budget, this is the 12 string for you. I've owned this model for 2 years and it's by far one of the "steals" I've run across in 35 years of playing. I play it frequently in a church praise band and the sound guy loves it when I show up with this guitar. It sounds incredible coming through the PA system. It lacks a little on the bass end but other than that the sound is nicely balanced and the workmanship is perfect. Its the flamed maple back that really knocks people out. Breedlove did a great job with this guitar. I own 2 Atlas series guitars along with some Taylors and for the money the Atlas guitars hold their own.
I bought this guitar sight unseen based on the reviews I read. This is an excellent 12 string guitar, especially when you consider the price. It has excellent tone and playability. The electronics seem first rate. I also like having a built-in tuner. Well worth the money.