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Breedlove USA Frontier Concert E Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

Breedlove's Frontier Concert E is perfect for fingerstyle players seeking a well-balanced, compact and comfortable guitar with an articulate, focused tone. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Honduran mahogany top/back/sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Honduran mahogany neck Comfortable with a sturdy feel and strong midrange
African ebony fretboard and bridge Enhances the definition and clarity of notes
LR Baggs Element VTC pickup Transparent sound with volume and tone controls

Breedlove USA Frontier Concert E Guitar

TheBreedlove USA Frontier Concert E Acoustic-Electric Guitar features the original Breedlove shape. This first appeared in 1992, and has been the best-selling Breedlove body shape ever since. Designed specifically for the fingerstylist to be well balanced, compact, and comfortable to play, it generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The unique construction also allows the Concert to sing even at a full strum. If you're a fingerstylist, or are seeking an instrument to use as vocal accompaniment, this is the shape for you. The Concert is engineered to provide exceptional sustain with a pronounced bass response, both of which can be achieved with a light touch. The graduated top works in harmony with the Breedlove Bridge Truss to provide an even response throughout the lows, mids, and highs, with sustain, and clear, concise, note-for-note projection.

Breedlove Bridge Truss

The 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.

Breedlove Neck

Breedlove guitar necks feature a slimmer neck profile which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. Unlike traditional dovetail neck joints that require major surgery for a neck re-set, it is easy to adjust the play action and neck angle with the Breedlove bolt-on neck and single-action truss rod. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish contributes to ideal playability -- the finish process alone takes three days, including precise finish coat applications, fine sanding, and hand buffing and rubbing.

Top, Back And Side Wood

Genuine mahogany, swietenia macrophyllia, can be found from Mexico to southern Amazonia in Brazil. Mahogany is a medium-lightweight wood, ranging in color from light brown to dark, and is primarily used for necks because of the feel and the stability it provides. It offers a balanced, resonant tone with notable sustain -- a thick bottom end, rich midrange, and controlled, warm top end finish out the sound. The coloration is a reddish brown.

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Specifications


- Body Type: Concert
- Neck Wood: Honduran mahogany
- Solid Wood Top: Honduran mahogany
- Solid Wood Back & Sides: Honduran mahogany
- Top Finish: Gloss
- Back & Side Finish: Gloss
- Fretboard: African ebony
- # Frets: 20
- Nut Width: 1.75"
- Tuners Hardware: Breedlove, nickel
- Lower Bout Width: 15.37"
- Waist Width: 9"
- Upper Bout Width: 11.28"
- Body Length: 19.875"
- Body Depth: 3.75"
- String Gauge: D'Addario EXP 16's
- Pickup: LR Baggs EAS VTC
- Bridge: Delta bridge, African ebony
- Binding: Ivoroid
- Inlay: Centered Dots
- Case: Deluxe Hardshell
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Overall: Bought this guitar without having played one before. zZounds has a very nice return policy if you aren't happy with the purchase it's returnable within 45 days I believe. I wanted an all mahogany guitar and I was considering the Marin 000-15 which is a really nice all mahogany guitar too. The Breedlove won out because of play ability. To me it plays nicer and easier. As far as sound goes this guitar sounds amazing. The cliche often used with a mahogany guitar is balanced. It is very true. It is very balanced with a nice subtle low end.. If you are looking for volume or a loud guitar this may not be for you but I can't wait to record it. I tried the pickup very briefly nothing special but nice to have. To recap I find this guitar to be very versatile whether you are finger picking or strumming it won't disappoint. for $1300 dollars and American made I feel it is a good value. You can not submit this review without giving the manufacture support a rating. I gave it 3 starts but I never had to contact them so that rating means nothing.
Style of Music: country, Country rock, southern rock, pop
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Overall: I bought this without even playing it and I'm glad I did. It was between this USA Frontier concert and the Martin 000-15. I liked the Martin also and was looking for an all mahogany guitar. The Breedlove has a beautiful smooth and mellow sound. Someone reviewed it on YOUTUBE and said I'm paraphrasing thumping him in the chest. It not that kind of guitar. If you are looking for volume and power this isn't for you. But it has great tone with a nice subtle low end and for me plays a little nicer than the Martin. Of course zZounds took the risk out of the purchase with a generous return policy but I won't have a need to return this one. It didn't wow me looking at it but it sure made up for it in the other categories. Also I had no need for manufacturer support so I just gave it a three because it had to be populated.
Style of Music: Country, Country Rock, Southern Rock, Blues.
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