Breedlove Discovery Dreadnought CEFor players who want distinctively crafted sound with the notable projection of a Breedlove dreadnought, the Breedlove Discovery Dreadnought CE Sitka Spruce and Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar is ready for amplification and outfitted for ease of playability with a cutaway with easy access to all frets. Whether you're just learning, rekindling your passion for the instrument, or an experienced player in need of an affordable instrument that will inspire you, the Breedlove Discovery Dreadnought CE is a great choice.
Dreadnought Body ShapeBreedlove set out to enhance the traditional dreadnought sound, and the results are evident. If you're inspired by the familiarity of a dread, but are looking for more nuance and richness than usual, the Breedlove Dreadnought delivers. The shape is slightly more rounded than traditional dreadnoughts and produces beautifully full, punchy, and articulate tones. It also provides excellent projection and articulation, so it excels in any ensemble. The hand-graduated top provides the balance and clarity that make this one of the most innovative and expressive-sounding dreadnoughts on the market.
Breedlove Pinless BridgeThe Breedlove Pinless Bridge helps maintain the integrity of the top by eliminating the need for six drilled string holes. The fewer holes in your soundboard, the more evenly the sound wave can move across the interior, without any loss of energy. The Breedlove Pinless Bridge also provides a gentler string-break angle from the bridge to the top of the saddle, reducing saddle strain. This innovative bridge also makes string changes a breeze, especially on 12 strings. Plus, you'll never again have to worry about lost, worn-out, or broken bridge pins.
Breedlove NeckBreedlove guitars feature a slimmer neck profile, which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish also contributes to ideal playability. The labor-intensive finish process includes precise finish coat applications, fine sanding, and hand buffing and rubbing.
Breedlove Bridge TrussThe Breedlove Bridge Truss (BBT) reduces tension on the soundboard of the guitar, so the top wood is able to vibrate more freely, producing remarkable sustain, balance, and clarity. The BBT also allows for a thinner graduated top, thereby allowing Breedlove craftsmen to bring out the optimal sound from the top wood without sacrificing structural stability. Relieving much of the string tension from the bridge prevents "bridge belly," ensuring top stability for decades. Guitar strings can exert up to 230 pounds of pull from the nut to the bridge. Traditional methods for preventing top bowing at the bridge usually involve heavy internal bracing and thicker tops. The BBT compensates for this pressure in an innovative way: The BBT is mounted to the bridge from the inside and is connected into the tail block of the guitar, pulling downward on the underside of the bridge to distribute some of the tension, relieving pressure on the top. The resulting tonal effect on BBT-equipped guitars is more resonance and livelier sound with enhanced overtones.
Spruce Top WoodSitka spruce, picea sitchensis, originates in the northwest United States. Sitka spruce has been the primary top wood for American-made instruments for decades. It is strong and light with extended harmonic content, and it nearly equals the power of Adirondack. It offers a strong, focused tone with a solid fundamental -- perfect for flatpicking styles. When compared with European spruce, Sitka delivers warmer, more fundamental sound, largely free of overtones. Sitka takes a slightly longer period of playing time to open up. It has a straight uniform grain and coloration ranges from white to pink to light brown.
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- Body Type Dreadnought
- Neck Wood Mahogany (Okoume)
- Solid Wood Top Sitka spruce
- Back & Sides Mahogany (Okoume)
- Top Finish Natural gloss
- Back & Side Finish Natural gloss
- Fretboard East Indian rosewood
- # Frets 20
- Nut Width 1.6875"
- Tuners Hardware Chrome Closed Gear
- Lower Bout Width 16.18"
- Waist Width 10.77"
- Upper Bout Width 11.68"
- Body Length 20.145"
- Body Depth 4"
- String Gauge D'Addario EXP 16
- Pickup Fishman T
- Bridge East Indian rosewood
- Binding Black
- Inlay Centered dots
- Case Standard gigbag
- Scale Length 25.5"
- Sound Hole 4"
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