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Breedlove Roots Series D/SRe Herringbone Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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    A gorgeous all-solid wood instrument for a price that's incredibly bankbook-friendly.

    The Breedlove Roots Series D/SRe, Herringbone Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a AAA solid Sitka spruce top, AAA solid rosewood back and sides, Ivoroid binding with classic herringbone top purfling, Abalone rosette, and an L.R. Baggs Element Active pickup system with volume and tone controls.

    The Breedlove Dreadnought delivers a powerful and responsive tone that is superb for strumming and flat-picking. It has a warm and complex voice, well-suited for a variety of musical styles. The D/SRe Herringbone offers custom shop performance and exceptional value in a U.S. made acoustic-electric guitar.

    Features

    • Made in the U.S.A.
    • Breedlove Custom Shop tone, feel and playability
    • Bolt-on neck construction
    • AAA-grade all-solid tonewoods
    • Ebony bridge and fretboard
    • Award-winning L.R. Baggs Element Active pickup with volume and tone controls
    • Limited Lifetime Warranty

    Nobody beats Breedlove's value. Nobody. Order today.

     

    Roots Series D/SRe Herringbone Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

    • Body Style: Root Series Dreadnought
    • Top Wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
    • Bracing: Custom shop, Sitka spruce
    • Back and Sides: Solid Rosewood
    • Headstock: Asymmetrical Breedlove Headstock with Rosewood Overlay
    • Nut width: 1-3/4"
    • Neck: One-piece Indonesian Mahogany
    • Neck Joint: Bolt-on
    • Fingerboard: Ebony
    • Inlay Pattern: Off-center Micro Dot Pearl Position Markers
    • Purfling: Herringbone
    • Binding: Ivoroid sides and back
    • Rosette: Abalone Ring
    • # Of Frets: 20/14 open
    • Bridge: Ebony
    • End Pin: Ebony
    • Finish: Gloss
    • Truss Rod: Double-action, adjustable via soundhole
    • Tuners: Chrome Gotoh 381
    • Electronics: Award-winning L.R. Baggs Element Active pickup with volume and tone controls
    • Case: Hardshell
    • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
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    BreedloveRoots Series D/SRe Herringbone Acoustic-Electric Guitar
     
    4.8

    (based on 9 reviews)

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          5.0

          Excellent Acoustic

          By tomana

          from New Mexico USA

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                Comments about Breedlove Roots Series D/SRe Herringbone Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I recently bought this acoustic then sold it to fund the Breedlove Grand concert version C25/CRH. This guitar is the best you'll find under $1600. AAA solid Red Cedar top, AAA solid Rosewood back & sides.
                Ebony fingerboard/Bridge/Bridge pins, one piece bound mahogany neck, nice Gotoh 381 tuners, LR Baggs Element VTC Active pickup with sound hole mounted volume & tone controls. Low action, 1 3/4" nut, very pleasing tone, lifetime warranty and Breedlove's Customer Service is second to none.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful specimen of a dreadnaught

                By Guitarzan

                from Greensboro, North Carolina

                Pros

                • Beautiful in appearance
                • Breedlove Value Rocks
                • Great Action Out Of Box
                • Great playability
                • Obviously Well Crafted

                Cons

                • Nothing On First Sight

                Best Uses

                • Any kind of music
                • Finger Picking
                • Folk Bluegrass And More
                • Heavy Strumming

                Comments about Breedlove Roots Series D/SRe Herringbone Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                This is a beautiful, well crafted guitar. Sounds great, however my recently purchased Martin MMV sounds a bit better to me, but somehow it seems the Breedlove may benefit from another, different set of strings. I wrote this only after an hour or so of playing it after it was delivered so this is a first impression. Overall this is a very nice guitar and I'm glad I added it to my collection. I believe I will fall deeper in love with it as the days and years pass. I have two other Breedloves and they too are a cut above.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing quality for the money

                By Matt

                from New York, New York

                Pros

                • Bolt On neck
                • Comfortable "c" Neck
                • Comfortable neck
                • Electronics In Soundhole
                • Great Woods
                • includes case
                • Nice Pickup
                • Thick Low End

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Country
                  • Fingerstyle
                  • Folk
                  • Gospel
                  • Percussive Acoustic

                  Comments about Breedlove Roots Series D/SRe Herringbone Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  The quality of this guitar is an absolute steal. AAA stika spruce top, Rosewood back(one piece back) and sides, and a mahogany neck. Comes with Gotoh tuners. Once the wood opens up a bit, it sounds great in different tunings. This guitar has a great and rich low end with the rosewood and mahogany, and the sitka spruce gives it that "snap". Overall, it's a pretty guitar to look at - I love the finish. Plays great when you get the set up right. If you've played a Martin D-28, this sounds just like it for half the price - same woods too.

                  Extra details from emailing a Breedlove associate -

                  "Efficiently handmade to Breedlove Custom shop Quality Standards
                  60% Hand crafted at the Breedlove Custom shop (Oregon)
                  33% Hand crafted in Korea
                  7% made in Japan, Germany, and Canada
                  All solid wood from the Pacific North west, India, and Africa
                  One Piece Indonesian Mahogany neck
                  Pro Series models are Breed love Original designs
                  Roots series models are Breedlove Revival Series design"

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                  5.0

                  A special Guitar

                  By J74b

                  from Mich

                  Pros

                  • Custom Shop Value

                  Cons

                  • Don't Make Anymore

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Breedlove Roots Series D/SRe Herringbone Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    This guitar is 100 % assembled in USA the one piece Mahogany neck and AAA sides and back are cut and shaped in Korean Wood shop then flatpacked to Custom shop where the body and braces are built, the top braced, fret board placed on neck then finished and put together at the custom shop, gotoh turners from Japan, fret wire from Germany, nut and saddle from Canada, all this from 2009 Breedlove information, all this to keep the price down on on a Custom shop guitar. Get them now while you can .

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Keeper

                    By Agape

                    from North Carolina

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                    Pros

                    • Includes Premium Case
                    • Playability
                    • Solid Aaa Grade Wood
                    • Value With Great Discount
                    • Workmanship

                    Cons

                    • Battery Inside Guitar

                    Best Uses

                    • BLUEGRASS
                    • Fingerpicking
                    • Southern Gospel

                    Comments about Breedlove Roots Series D/SRe Herringbone Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    Fit and finish was flawless. Intonation was spot on. Many harmonic overtones - difficult to control resonance on D and A strings due to sympathetic harmonics. Have to use an equalizer when plugged in to control the bass harmonics. Very satisfied with MF support. LR Baggs installed needs to have a notch filter and EQ on this model.

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Bang for the Buck!!!!

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful Woods
                    • Great Pickup
                    • Great Value
                    • Made in the USA
                    • Nice Solid Case
                    • Sounds Like A Hd-28v

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Breedlove Roots Series D/SRe Herringbone Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        This is a top notch solid wood US made Breedlove Dreadnought. The fit and finish are perfect. It sounds almost identical to a Martin HD-28V but with a great pickup. The Gotoh Open back tuners are very smooth and high quality. The case is really top notch as well with an arched top and 6 latches. I've played better sounding guitars but they have all cost 3 to 4 times more than this one. For under $2k you can't do better new. Smokes any Taylor Dread I've played.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        BC

                        By BC-C8BRV

                        from Slidell, LA

                        Comments about Breedlove Roots Series D/SRe Herringbone Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        No regrets. If you are thinking Martin HD-28 or HD-28v but are on a budget, do not hesitate. I have played D-28s and an HD-28 and as excellent as they are, to my ears, this Breedlove sounds at least as good, if not a bit better. It has it all--highs, lows and mids. It just does not have the prestige of a Martin. FYI--I am a Martin freak and no axe to grind whatsoever with C.F. Martin. Its just that Breedlove has done an excellent job of replicating and improving upon the pre-war D-28, at a much lower cost. As for this instrument seeming heavy, I thought no more so than similar dreadnaughts. Do you own research and if you want a Martin, Taylor, Gibson, etc. instead, fine. But for the $, I promise you that the D/SR will not disappoint those who desire an HD-28 but don't have the bucks. The only thing it misses is a backstrip (so what) and the Martin name on the headstock. That said, I still want a D-41...

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                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Ok for some, but not a great breedlove

                        By Physix82

                        from St. Lou

                        Comments about Breedlove Roots Series D/SRe Herringbone Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        This guitar was a let down for me. First, this guitar is very heavy. The construction on the sides is too thick and this adds weight, but doesnt really earn its weight with sustain. With a bit of research youll find that this series is actually only partially assembled in the USA> the body is assembled in their Korea plant, with final neck and setup completed in Bend. Not great for the price and Breedlove knew it. Save over half a k and get one of the "New American" series. these are constructed entirerly in Bend and the modest understated appointments bring the price in at about one k. i tried the new american series dread against this one and i left happy with the new american.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Amazing Guitar!!!!

                        By toolpsych

                        from Georgia

                        Comments about Breedlove Roots Series D/SRe Herringbone Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        This guitar sounds great! The sustain is long, the all solid wood construction is gorgeous. The pickup system sounds great and is hidden away in the soundhole. Made in the USA at a great value. I highly recommend this guitar. Breedlove ROCKS!

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