Breedlove’s innovative design has yielded the Breedlove Premier Dreadnought, which uses the tone and timeless appeal of Sitka spruce and mahogany to make a strong first impression on guitarists. Born of both tradition and innovation, it gives outstanding projection and deep voice related to world-class style dreadnoughts, but with the graduated Sitka spruce top it has added balance. Includes hard case.
Players seeking balanced tone will appreciate the extra sweetness and resonance from the mahogany back and sides. By rounding out the dreadnought body more than traditional dreadnoughts Breedlove creates a beautiful full, punchy and articulate tone. Players looking for subtle nuances that are familiar in a dreadnought style guitar should be excited about the richness of this instrument. This acoustic electric excels in ensembles and band settings due to its ability to project and retain refinement for vocal accompaniment.
Breedlove Premier Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar Features
Despite common myths among guitarists, the tone wood used on your guitar does matter, and Breedlove’s Sitka spruce is grown in the Pacific Northwest, and has been the primary top wood for all the instruments made in the United States for decades. It is strong and light with extended harmonic content, and nearly equals the power of Adirondack.
Back and Side Wood
Mahogany is a medium-lightweight wood, that provides a balanced, resonant tone with notable sustain. It offers a thick bottom end, a rich mid-range, and a controlled warm top end.
Because no two tops are exactly the same, our graduation process allows us to get the most response from the guitar's top while retaining structural integrity. Once we've selected the perfect top wood for a specific instrument, we evaluate each and every top for flexibility, and then graduate each piece of wood, so it is slightly thinner on the bass side. The amount of graduation is customized for each individual instrument, dependent on the relative stiffness of the top. This process essentially makes every Breedlove a one-of-kind. Knowing your Breedlove was built with this intentional care and discernment, you can rest assured that the instrument is performing at its highest potential, and focus on what you do best: creating, expressing, and getting the most out of your music.
Breedlove craftsmen often say, "No neck feels better than a Breedlove neck.” They may be a bit biased, but industry insiders agree. Here’s our big secret: hands-on sculpting. After basic machining, each Breedlove neck goes through a comprehensive, build and finish process, starting with the hand shaping of each and every neck. Next, the perfectly sculpted neck heads into the finish process where it receives a wash coat and sealer. Then, over a three-day period, multiple finish coats are applied, and the neck is level sanded. In the final stage, we perfect the finish by hand-buffing it and rubbing it down to achieve exactly the right thickness for perfect action and playability.
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. New Breedlove instruments, purchased through an authorized Breedlove dealer, are warranted 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. Cases and bags are subject to a one-year warranty covering defects in structure and hardware.