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Breedlove Dreadnought Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The Breedlove Dreadnought Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar is inspired by the Breedlove Custom Design Center, voiced with a big, bold, punchy tone. ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Perfect for a rich, powerful slide, spanky blues, bluegrass, and country, this unique instrument is appropriate for both beginners and advanced players.

The Breedlove Dreadnought Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar is inspired by the Breedlove Custom Design Center, voiced with a big, bold, punchy tone. It's slightly more rounded than traditional dreadnoughts, producing beautifully full, punchy, and articulate tones. This dreadnought appeals to players inspired by the familiarity of a dreadnought, who are looking for nuance and richness from their instrument. The Breedlove Dreadnought projects well, so it excels in an ensemble, and yet retains the refinement needed for vocal accompaniment.

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Sapele is similar both visually and tonally to dense mahogany, but both darker and harder, giving it a strong visual presence and a bit more upper harmonic content and low-end clarity. It's a good choice for many sizes and shapes, and works well for strumming and fingerstyle.

Back and Sides
Sapele is similar both visually and tonally to dense mahogany, but both darker and harder, giving it a strong visual presence and a bit more upper harmonic content and low-end clarity. It's a good choice for many sizes and shapes, and works well for strumming and fingerstyle.

Hand-Crafted Neck
A satin-finished nato mahogany neck with volute makes the neck comfortable and easy to play. The volute adds strength to the break angle of the headstock. It also acts as a thumbrest for chords played in open and first positions.

Electronics
The Passport proprietary VTC pickup features a built-in chromatic tuner with a backlit screen and an easily accessible 9-volt battery near the endpin, so it's a breeze to stay in tune in any environment.

Aesthetic Appointments
Lustrous full-gloss finish, pinless Breedlove bridge and ivory binding: an attractive package that will make you proud to play this guitar.

Set-Up and Quality Assurance in Bend, Oregon USA
A comprehensive quality control process provides the player with an instrument that will play great right out of the box. Prior to shipment, every Breedlove instrument undergoes a rigorous multi-point inspection in Bend, Oregon by their expert U.S. Quality Control Team.

FEATURES
Body: Original Breedlove Dreadnought
Inlay: Centered Dots
Nut Width: 1-11/16
Neck: Satin-finished nato mahogany with volute
Fingerboard: Radiused East Indian rosewood
Binding: Ivoroid
Top: Solid sapele mahogany
Back and Sides: Sapele mahogany
Rosette: Dual-purfling strip
Finish: Full gloss
Bridge: Rosewood Breedlove pinless design
Nut and Saddle: ToneStone
Frets: Standard acoustic
Pickguard: None
Tuners: Chrome mini button, 15:1 ratio
Strap Buttons: Chrome
Electronics: Breedlove proprietary BL VTC with tuner
Strings: D'Addario EXP16

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BreedloveDreadnought Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Great Bang For Your Buck

By BrigandsRock

from Washington, DC

Pros

  • Balanced Tone
  • Built In Electric Tuner
  • Faithful Plugged In Sound
  • Great Low End Response

Cons

  • No Case
  • No case included

Best Uses

  • Campfires
  • Live
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Breedlove Dreadnought Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I swung by my local GC looking to test a Big Baby Taylor after hearing good things. I liked what I heard, but when I saw this Breedlove Mahogany Dreadnought nearby for a bit more I thought I'd give it a go. I've heard good things about Breedlove and have liked what I've tried before.

I was very impressed when I gave my first "G" chord a strum. You know how you can just tell and feel when you're playing a good guitar? The sound you get from this Breedlove just sounds full and decently tight.

Strong bass response (something I'd been lacking in acoustic guitars I've owned) and the overall tone compared well to low-mid range Taylors and Martins I played in the same room. I was really impressed that they managed such a quality full sound out of what's mostly sapele minus the mahogany neck. It puts my existing all-sapele Ibanez acoustic electric to shame, which sounds weak and lifeless in comparison to the more booming sound of this Breedlove.

I haven't even mentioned the electronics yet.

First off, the built in tuner is wonderful considering I'm going to be using this guitar for recording mostly and don't like messing with external tuners or relying on my ears. I need to be able to tune my guitar quickly and this tuner is ridiculously precise and gets you tuned to whatever tuning you want in seconds.

The tuner section also holds the bass, treble, and volume knobs. Some people might miss not having a "mid" control, as well, but I love the simplicity and find you can achieve most desired tones from adjusting just the high and low when you're plugged in.

I haven't tried recording with the guitar yet in terms of DI recording so I can't comment on how that sounds, but it sounded solid coming through an acoustic amp in the store and I know it will sound great miced up.

Finally, it's just pretty to look at. The deep rich mahogany stained color makes it pop among other acoustic guitars which are generally more of the ho-hum lighter tan variety.

There aren't a lot of "cons" for this guitar. I'm very impressed by the sound of this guitar. That said, obviously it could be better, but it's all relative. Unless you have $2000 or more to spend on something really serious, I don't know why you'd get anything more than this as in my experience it holds its own for well out of its price point as I compared it in the store to Martins, Taylors, and even other Breedlove guitars which were 2 and somethings 3 times more expensive.

It also doesn't come with a case, something you should be aware of.

I recommend it to experienced guitarists as well as first timers looking to get a huge head start with a quality instrument which is lots of fun to play.

I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could, but since it's only round numbers, I'll round up to be optimistic that it will sound great recording DI.

The bottom line: I'm decidedly impressed at what all Breedlove is giving you for this price. Try one for yourself in person against other brands and models.

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