Product DescriptionThe Breedlove Solo Concert Cedar Acoustic-Electric Guitar: For the singer-songwriter recording artist, designed to give a perspective on sound, projecting sonic subtleties directly to the player's ears. Crafted to help players accurately hear their instrument when playing, the Breedlove Solo Concert Cedar acoustic-electric is optimized for solo songwriting, but also capably handles recording and performance. The solid Western red cedar top is paired with an extra-deep sapele body to generate bright and clearly articulated single notes. The Breedlove Monitor side sound hole projects sound directly toward the ear, allowing guitarists to hear their performance with a dimension of clarity and detail.
Check out the Breedlove Solo Concert Cedar:
Body ShapeThe Concert with soft cutaway is our most popular body shape, favored by players because it is well-balanced, compact, comfortable to play, and offers all the qualities of a great sounding guitar. It generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The Concert works well when played fingerstyle, as vocal accompaniment, or at a full strum.
TopWestern red cedar is a wonderful wood for fingerstyle players. It is softer than spruce, so it requires a careful and accurate touch, and it rewards with sweet, extended harmonic content.
Back and SidesSapele 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 NeckA 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 thumb rest for chords played in open and first positions.
Breedlove Bridge TrussFor centuries, one of the most difficult components of crafting guitars has been relieving the stress on the bridge without overbuilding the top and dampening sound. Originally invented over 20 years ago, the Breedlove Bridge Truss is still one of the most innovative truss systems on the market today. Refined and improved over the years, the Breedlove Bridge Truss relieves stress on the top, allowing use of a thinner top, providing for greater sustain and balance, more expression from the instrument, and greater structural integrity all while adding longevity to the instrument.
ElectronicsThe LR Baggs Element pickup and the Breedlove LR-TCV preamp give you great plugged-in sound. The back-lit, colored LED tuner also allows you to see if you're in tune on a dark stage. This set-up lets you play with confidence, so you can focus on your performance.
Aesthetic AppointmentsLustrous full-gloss finish, chrome tuners, a beautiful single-ring abalone rosette, offset position markers and attractive black binding give a rich, upscale appearance.
Set-Up and Quality Assurance in Bend, Oregon USAOur 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 our expert U.S. Quality Control Team. We start with a visual inspection: checking aesthetic and structural elements of the body, and all components, for flaws. Next, each guitar is tuned and undergoes a play test, where our craftspeople check nut height, relief, action, and string height. Based on the results of the play test, we then adjust for maximum playability. Next, each instrument is buffed and polished by hand with painstaking attention to detail. Once the instrument has passed inspection, a signed QC sticker is placed, and the instrument is carefully packed and shipped.
Limited Lifetime WarrantyBreedlove players around the world can attest: With consistent, proper care, your Breedlove will give you a lifetime of service -- and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty to prove it.
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- Body: Original Breedlove Concert shape with soft cutaway
- Inlay: Offset dots
- Nut Width: 1-11/16"
- Neck: Satin-finished nato mahogany with volute
- Fingerboard: Radiused East Indian rosewood
- Binding: Black
- Top: Solid Western red cedar
- Back and Sides: Sapele mahogany
- Rosette: Abalone ring
- Finish: Full gloss
- Bridge: Rosewood Breedlove pinless design
- Nut and Saddle: ToneStone
- Frets: Standard
- Pickguard: None
- Tuners: Chrome, 18:1 ratio
- Strap Buttons: Gold
- Electronics: LR-TCV preamp with LR Baggs Element pickup
- Strings: D'Addario EXP16
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Shipping Weight: 18 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-800-4848
zZounds Expert Review
The Breedlove Solo Concert is a great choice for anyone interested in a more fingerstyle-oriented guitar. This Breedlove has a pretty rich sound, with an apparent mid push, and lots of highs. This sound works perfect for guitar work that emphasizes melodies, but can easily accompany other musicians as well. Because of its softer cedar top and smaller Concert-style body size, it has a tendency to distort when strummed quite aggressively, so keep this in mind if you use a heavy hand. The Breedlove Solo Concert really does shine when fingerpicked -- and, as always, flatpicking works quite well with it too. The upper-register-focused timbre of the instrument lets it cut through the mix and gives the guitar good clarity of sound, even if heard from a distance. Bottom line: this guitar sounded great, and for a price at well under a thousand dollars, it is a great find.
- Justin, zZounds Guitar Expert