Breedlove Solo Dreadnought Concerto CE Red Cedar and Ovangkol Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Western red cedar and ovangkol tonewoods give this cutaway Breedlove a distinctive voice, while LR Baggs EAS VTC electronics deliver killer plugged-in tone.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Ovangkol back and sides Wide and full midrange; smooth lows and highs
Western red cedar top Smooth and mellow, round sound
Specially designed to personalize your playing experience, each Breedlove Solo guitar has a Side Monitor Soundhole that virtually puts your ears in the audience while you play, without diminishing the forward sound projection of your music. This feature is especially useful when playing with a group of musicians. Breedlove have chosen warm, solid red cedar sound for the tops and upgraded the back and sides to African ovangkol. Ovangkol grows in tropical west Africa and has a similar specific gravity (density), sound and tone to Indian rosewood.

This 6-string model comes with reliable LR Baggs EAS VTC electronics, so you will sound better, play better, and play more on a Breedlove Solo Series acoustic-electric guitar.

About the Concerto Body Shape

When Breedlove set out to create a guitar that would surpass the classic big body sound of the dreadnought, Breedlove didn't just want it to be loud. Breedlove sought to bring out more tonal complexity, and to offer a much more comfortable playing experience, too. Introducing the new Breedlove Concerto, a new guitar shape created to elicit more volume than a classic dreadnought, and more lush, complex tonal resonance in a comfortable body shape that feels just right. Loud, textured, and supremely satisfying.

About Red Cedar

For musicians who play the a variety of instrument, or are looking for a very specific tone offered by cedar, guitars made with this tonewood can offer a nice alternative to the spruces and other top read more tonewoods. This tonewood produces wonderful tones with a light touch, therefore it's great for fingerstyle playing. If you are a fingerstyle player, then you will love the way this guitar amplifies the sound and tone.

About Ovangkol

Ovangkol is a plentiful evergreen that grows in Western Africa. It achieves a height of 100 - 150 feet and a base diameter around three feet, with long fruit pods for seeds. Its scientific name is Guiborourtia ehie, in the same family as bubinga.

It is a beautiful tonewood, often with interwoven colorful grain patters. Interestingly, its musical characteristics are almost identical to East Indian rosewood. Specific Gravity: 0.82 ovangkol, 0.83 East Indian rosewood; pounds per cubic feet: 52 ovangkol, 51 East Indian rosewood. Like rosewood, ovangkol efficiently projects bass tones resulting in a rich full sound.

Crafting Guitars to Fit Your Play Style

This Concerto was designed for Versatile Play, Multiple Styles: Breedlove crafts most guitars with a versatile "all-purpose"sound and feel - well balanced between strumming and fingerstyle play.

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.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Breedlove players around the world can attest: With consistent, proper care, your Breedlove will give you a lifetime of service -- and inspiration. Breedlove instruments, purchased through an authorized Breedlove dealer, are warrantied to be free of defects in materials and workmanship throughout the lifetime of the original owner. In addition to materials and workmanship, Breedlove offers a two-year warranty on tuning machines and electronics packages.
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- Body Type: Concerto
- Neck Wood: Mahogany (Okoume)
- Solid Wood Top: Western Red cedar
- Back & Sides: Layered Ovangkol
- Top Finish: Natural gloss
- Back & Side Finish: Stained gloss
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Frets: 20
- Nut Width: 1.6875"
- Tuners Hardware: Chrome Closed Gear
- Lower Bout Width: 16"
- Waist Width: 9.37"
- Upper Bout Width: 11.745"
- Body Length: 20.695"
- Body Depth: 4.92" (tail bock)
- String Gauge: D'Addario EXP 17
- Pickup: LR Baggs EAS VTC
- Bridge: Ebony
- Binding: Tortoise
- Inlay: Offset dots
- Case: Sold separately
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Sound Hole: 3.75"
- Crafted In: China
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 11.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 23 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BRE SLCO01CE RCOV
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 877-800-4848
(1 ratings)
Submitted February 28, 2021 by Jeffier F in Long Branch, NJ
"Great guitar"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I purchased this guitar from zZounds about a year ago. And have not missed a day of playing it. The tone is warm and sultry. And very easy to play, your hands just seem to glide up and down the fretboard. It has a distinctive sound one that I haven’t heard from any other acoustic guitars. I absolutely love it. This is where I go when I need to get away from the daily grind. I highly recommend this guitar especially if your looking for your own sound. Breedlove has done it again. And a big shout out to zZounds. For always being there and offering the best product for a nice price.
Musical Background:
Multi instrumentals and vocalist for over 35 years
Musical Style:
No particular genre I am in love with music so I don’t limit myself with titles.
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