With a design that harkens back to the golden era of mandolin building, the American Series mandolins combine the best traditional construction elements with Breedlove's cutting-edge aesthetics and attention to detail.
The American Series OO mandolin is a teardrop-shaped 8-string. The Breedlove OO mandolin not only sounds great, but is also very easy to play. Details like a radiused fingerboard and generous string spacing make it a very comfortable instrument. Design features such as low-profile neck and tail blocks and a floating bridge extension ensure maximum resonance and tonal response.
The body design provides a boomy, deep range that punches through a mix with clarity and authority. You won't believe the sound and power that comes out of such a little instrument. With a single oval sound hole, the sound is loud, and punchy, ideal for rhythmic strumming or out-front lead solos. The solid Sitka spruce top and maple back and sides further complement the bold projection, so this O-style can be heard no matter what arrangement you find yourself in. Whether practicing at home, jamming with your buddies, or blazing some Bill Monroe licks at center stage, this 8-string sounds killer.
The 13 15/16 inch scale, 1-3/16 inch nut width, and 16 inch radius provides comfort and accessibility when running up and down the instrument's 23 frets. The bolt-on maple neck, and ebony fretboard provide amazing clarity and sustain, while also making the instrument incredibly sturdy. Dressed in a smooth satin finish, with Saga tuners, and chrome hardware, this mandolin is truly a bluegrass looker, and will impress everybody within range of its killer tone and breathtaking looks.
Breedlove American Series OO Mandolin with Case Features:
- Teardrop shape
- Sitka Spruce Top
- Flamed Maple Back and Sides
- Pearl Dot Position Markers
- Bolt-on 1 piece maple neck
- Radiused Ebony Fretboard with 23 frets
- Includes Breedlove deluxe hard shell case