Skip to main content Skip to footer
Save Up to 25% Off with Seasonal Savings
Looking for Coupons?Call us Hablamos Español
MF MD HG01 2017 Holiday Gift Guide 11-12-17
Breedlove Logo
Product 516989

Breedlove Retro Series D/ERe Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Write a Review

The Breedlove Retro Series D/ERe is a Pre-war style dreadnought model instrument with solid Engleman spruce top, solid rosewood back, ivoroid binding...Click To Read More About This Product

We're sorry-this item is unavailable.

Find a similar product below or contact our experts for a recommendation of great alternatives. Call us at 800-449-9128.

Customers Also Viewed:
Don't Forget
OVERVIEW

A huge soundboard provides the tone and sheer volume required for hard-driving acoustic styles.

The Breedlove Retro Series D/ERe is a Pre-war style dreadnought model instrument with solid Engleman spruce top, solid rosewood back, ivoroid binding with top purfling, BWB rosette and an L.R. Baggs-T CV Tuner Preamp system with with backlit tuner. Breedlove hardshell case included.

FEATURES
  • Solid Engleman spruce top
  • Solid rosewood back and laminate sides
  • Ivoroid binding with BWBWB top purfling
  • Pearl dot markers
  • L.R. Baggs-T CV Tuner Preamp (with backlit tuner)

Powerful, vintage acoustic sounds to drive your music. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Pre-war style dreadnought shape
  • Solid Englemann spruce top, 3.2 mm thickness
  • Solid rosewood back and laminate sides
  • Advanced, scalloped “Pre-War” X bracing
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Rosewood fingerboard, unbound
  • Ivoroid body binding
  • BWB rosette and BWBWB top purfling
  • Pearl centered Diamond position markers at the 3,5,7,9,12,15, and 17 frets
  • Side Dot position markers at frets 3,5,7,9,12,15 and 17
  • Ivoroid heel cap
  • Glossy finished body & headstock with satin
  • finished neck
  • Soundhole truss rod adjustment
  • 25.5” string scale length
  • 1 11/16” (43mm) Nut & 1/8” Saddle
  • Solid squared headstock
  • Rosewood headstock overlay
  • Rosewood pinned “belly” bridge
  • 18:1 Grover Sta-Tite vintage tuners
  • Vintage style tortoise pickguard
  • D’Addario EXP 16 light strings
  • L.R. Baggs stage pro pick-up
  • Breedlove vintage style case included
Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
BreedloveRetro Series D/ERe Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 7 customers

Displaying reviews 1-7

Back to top

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great sounding guitar

Comments about Breedlove Retro Series D/ERe Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Great guitar.
I tried several dreadnaughts in my search for one to bring to bluegrass jams. While Martins are a standard and Gibsons have their following, my Breedlove stands its own. Breedlove is well appreciated in the bluegrass community for its mandolins. These guitars are making a showing and adding to Breedlove's reputation.
I love the tone from the rosewood and the quality is excellent. The tuners function perfectly, the neck is easy on my left hand. The frets are nicely fitted. No sharp edges.
Great quality. Nice appointments. Electronics work great.
Best value for quality and reputation.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wins the "bang for buck" category hands down

By Brannon Hancock

from Dayton, OH

See all my reviews

Comments about Breedlove Retro Series D/ERe Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have a Larrivee D-02 that I bought 10 years ago, and this, while a very different "voice" is every bit as quality an instrument. Whereas the Larrivee has a very good "modern" acoustic sound, very slim neck profile and low action, the Breedlove does the "Martin D-18" thingvery well, as it should - they're patterend after pre-war Martins. Love the open gear Wilkinsons and the square headstock. I've liked every Breedlove I've ever played, but cosmetically never could get into the cutaways (hard or soft) and the funky pointy headstock. My Larrivee was the only gal for me until they put out these Retros - everything I was looking for. **Now I want the OOO to keep the dreadnought company!!**
Well built, great sounding pickup, built-in tuner is a bit wishy-washy (maybe I just haven't gotten used to it yet). Solid tuning machines, nice nut and saddle. Killer case. Love that the battery comparment is in the strap-jack plate instead of under the preamp. I mean, it won't make pasta or anything, but what features do you really want in an acoustic guitar?
US quality (and, incidentally, US quality *control* and final setup at the Breedlove shop in Bend, OR) but Korean made - if you let that deter you, you're making a big mistake. Extremely well built, finished, setup, etc. Cannot find a thing to complain about. It's a production line guitar that looks and feels and sounds and plays like something lovingly hand built. Fretwork is perfect, neck feels awesome, top/back/sides are gorgeous.
I got this when MF had it on sale for a ridiculous price (not supposed to mention specific prices but let's just say the case and the Baggs pickup system would have cost almost as much on their own). I cannot imagine getting a better instrument for anywhere near this price range - and make no mistake, it's still a killer value at twice what I paid, in my opinion. One of my bandmates played mine and immediately ordered himself one at the same price, and he's thinking of selling his Martin now because he's diggin' the Breedlove so much. Seriously.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Intermediate

By FuzzyWuzzy

from Langhorne, PA

See all my reviews

Ask me a question

Comments about Breedlove Retro Series D/ERe Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Bought this used during a markdown sale. Exceptional price/value, one of the best guitar purchases I've made.

Fit and finish were excellent, no issues.

The setup was practically perfect, low and easy to play but no buzzing.

Great quality case with a perfect fit.

Only one issue - The Baggs pickup previously installed used to be the Element, the current model is not quite as good, but is still not a bad pickup, just not quite as crisp as the Element. My son uses this guitar and it's not plugged in very much, so the pickup is practically a non-issue.

The guitar was initially a bit tight but is already loosening up after 5 months. The sustain is awesome, with each note ringing seemingly forever. I believe this is eventually going to be a really great sounding instrument after it's been played for a year or two. Don't take that wrong, it's very good now but it's noticeably improving with break-in and time.

Very satisfied with the purchase, especially the quality of the used instrument, which allowed me an even lower priced value.

One last thing - We own several acoustics, including a 1975 Ovation Legend and 3 Martins: Custom D Rosewood, D12-28, and DC Aura. Everytime I pickup and play this Breedlove, I'm amazed at how long the notes sustain. It's that good!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Voice and Tone

By Tim Crabtree

from midwest

Comments about Breedlove Retro Series D/ERe Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Out of the box a vey warm, playable and articulate guitar. Still it has room to open up. This guitar can certainly hold its own with comparable and more expensive guitars. Have I played better sounding guitars? Yep..but not many.
Materials are top notch. Can't beat the cobination of rosewood wood and engleman spruce as welll as the attention to vintage specs. The addition of a pickup and preamp sysytem is a huge plus as well.
I couldn't find a single flaw. A beautiful and well constructed instrument. The attention to detail is exhibited throughout the guitar.
Hands down the best money I've spent on a guitar. Easily worth twice the price. Amazing bang for the buck.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Terrific Value, Great Instrument

By FuzzyWuzzy

from Langhorne, PA

See all my reviews

Ask me a question

Comments about Breedlove Retro Series D/ERe Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I purchased this for my drummer 18 year old son who also plays guitar but was lacking a six string acoustic. He loves this guitar! I figured that if you have just one acoustic, then it should be a dreadnought for strumming and picking versatility. The entire package, guitar and case, was almost perfect. As others have stated, for amplified use, the Stage Pro Element pickup would have brought it up a notch or two. The only negative I've noticed is that the guitar is a bit tight and stiff sounding. I'm expecting that it will open up with time and playing, as is usual for a new acoustic. To sum it up, at this price, I absolutely believe that I couldn't have made a better valued purchase! Very satisfied!!!
I'm not a huge fan of the standard Breedlove styling, so the Martin influenced design, to me, is very appealing (subjective opinion here). Has a built-in preamp with tuner and strap buttons and a great hard-shell case. What more would you need? I gave it an 8 instead of a 10 because it has the L.R. Baggs T CV instead of the Stage Pro Element installed. I believe that other reviewers are correct in stating that this new T CV preamp is somewhat muddy sounding. Guess they switched to save a few bucks in the build cost. The T CV removes the notch filter (bad) but adds a high freq presence EQ control (good).
Build quality was excellent, couldn't find a flaw anywhere. The action was awesome for a new guitar, simply a perfect setting for playability and sound, both at the nut and saddle. The hard-shell case is a perfect fit and of outstanding quality. I purchased a returned item and can't figure out why anyone would want to return this guitar. Maybe because of the so-so pickup quality? The top was totally bookmatched with the seam not at all visible. In fact, the top looks like one solid piece of wood, even when trying to find where it was pieced together. Same goes for the rosewood back. The rosewood is beautifully grained and the finish is smooth and flawless. Too bad that the finish is a thicker poly instead of a nice thin nitro, but hey, let's face it, at this price... The poly may take away some sound but does add durability from nicks and scratches.
I bought this on sale as a returned item with a percentage off prior to Christmas, so the price/quality=value could not be beat! The only guitars I've seen that would come close at this sale price is maybe a Seagull guitar, but not better, as I would still pick the Breedlove Retro.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

OMG! Great guitar!

By Grayjay61

from Oregon

See all my reviews

Comments about Breedlove Retro Series D/ERe Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

There is nothing to fault in this guitar. Unplugged or plugged in. It truly is an incredible bargain. I've been playing in some form or fashion since 1967. I've had a Gibson J-40, Ovation Baladeer, Martin D-15, Martin DXM, Blueridge BG140, Breedlove Atlas D25 and many lesser creations. This guitar immediately became my favorite. I've not had the opportunity to do side by side comparisons with the more familiar marques, i.e. Martin D18, D28, etc. but I have no problem stating this guitar is a cut above anything in it's price range. If it were stolen I would be on a serious hunt to hurt the thief.
Perhaps I was just lucky and got the pick of the litter or these are fantastic bargains.
Built in tuner, equalizer, preamp works fantastic. The antique looking tuning machines are well made and ample ratio to making fine tuning easy.

It is a "standard" dreadnaught, meaning it's a really good copy of a pre-war D28.
After being in route by UPS for almost a week, I took it from it's case and it was still in relative tune. The finish is far more beautiful in person than the ad. It comes in a case and a very nice one too. Fits very snugly. I could visually see no flaws, no errors. This was true of the fretting, intonation, etc.
The photo in the ad shows the guitar without a pickguard but mine had one installed. The case was a total unexpected surprise being every bit as good, perhaps better, than my Martin case for the D-15.
Absulutely the best bang for the buck you can find in an acoustic guitar. I have a Martin DXM with PU added, a Martin D-15 with pickup, a Blueridge BG-140 and a Breedlove Atlas D25 with pickup. The Breedlove Atlas also is sweet but a bit more booming base. The Blueridge (I've had two) is a close second in tone. The Retro D/ERe however, is absolutely in the sweet spot.
All my other guitars I've had professionally set up but this one, straight out of the case new was setup perfectly.

 
3.0

What are they thinking??

By LTC C

from Houston, TX

See all my reviews

Ask me a question

Comments about Breedlove Retro Series D/ERe Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Thanks to Musician's Friend for their return policy. I'll keep coming back.
Sorry for the negative title, but why Breedlove switched to the new L.R. Baggs-T CV Tuner Preamp is beyond me. Originally, the ad said this guitar came with the Stage Pro, a tried and proven preamp. So I ordered the guitar only to find out it has the new one (Musician's Friend's ad now correctly lists the L.R. Baggs-T CV Tuner Preamp with this guitar). Still, I figured it must be just a design change, but I was wrong; muddy, dark and the eq can't scoop out enough mids. Ironically, I had another Breedlove Retro model that was correctly advertized to have the L.R. Baggs-T CV Tuner Preamp, and I returned that one also for the same reason. That preamp is simply a dog, and I'm saying that from trying out two of them.

I play live in a church bang weekly, so plugged in tone is important to me, and the Stage Pro and Element is my only choice for undersaddle amplification.
Still, Breedlove build quality is top notch, so I urge them to go back to the Stage Pro and forget that L.R. Baggs-T CV Tuner Preamp. Not usable.
Got it on sale, but returned it due to the preamp. Would be an easy 10 with the Stage Pro

Displaying reviews 1-7

Back to top

See All Breedlove 6 String Acoustic Guitars
You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.