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Breedlove Solo Acoustic Electric Bass Guitar with Gig Bag

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Product Description

Designed to give the singer-songwriter recording artist a whole new take on their sound by projecting sonic subtleties right into the player’s ear for reference. The secret to this feature of the Breedlove Solo Bass is the side sound hole, which makes their sound far more audible without having to sacrifice any of their forward sound projection to the audience or equipment. This instrument excels when doing solo work, playing in an ensemble, or just practicing at home. The sound hole and solid Sitka spruce top combine to allow you to feel and hear detailed and warm bass timbres, while the proprietary Breedlove Bridge Truss provides incredible sustain and clarity by lessening stress on the instrument’s strings on top.

Body Shape
The Breedlove Jumbo is our largest body shape by volume. Playing the Jumbo is a powerful experience: Sound feels as though it is propelled by the movement of so much air inside the body. It's the perfect shape for conveying big, beautiful tone across all four strings.

Top
Sitka spruce is grown in the northwest, and has been the primary top wood for USA instruments for many decades. It is strong, light, and gives extended harmonic content and nearly equals the power of Adirondack.

Back and Sides
Sapele is similar both visually and tonally to dense mahogany, but both darker and harder, giving it a strong visual presence and a bit more upper harmonic content and low-end clarity. It's a good choice for many sizes and shapes, and works well for strumming and fingerstyle.

Hand-Crafted Neck
A satin-finished nato mahogany neck with volute makes the neck comfortable and easy to play. The volute adds strength to the break angle of the headstock. It also acts as a thumb rest for notes played in open and first positions.

Breedlove Bridge Truss
For centuries, one of the most difficult components of crafting guitars has been relieving the stress on the bridge without overbuilding the top and dampening sound. Originally invented over 20 years ago, the Breedlove Bridge Truss is still one of the most innovative truss systems on the market today. Refined and improved over the years, the Breedlove Bridge Truss relieves stress on the top, allowing use of a thinner top, providing for greater sustain and balance, more expression from the instrument, and greater structural integrity – all while adding longevity to the instrument.

Electronics
The LR Baggs Element pickup and the Breedlove LR-TCV preamp give you great plugged-in sound. The back-lit, colored LED tuner also allows you to see if you're in tune on a dark stage. This set-up lets you play with confidence, so you can focus on your performance.

Aesthetic Appointments
High-gloss finish, Black binding and offset position markers give this guitar an understated elegance.

Set-Up and Quality Assurance in Bend, Oregon USA
Our comprehensive quality control process provides the player with an instrument that will play great right out of the box. Prior to shipment, every Breedlove instrument undergoes a rigorous multi-point inspection in Bend, Oregon by our expert U.S. Quality Control Team. We start with a visual inspection: checking aesthetic and structural elements of the body, and all components, for flaws. Next, each guitar is tuned and undergoes a play test, where our craftspeople check nut height, relief, action, and string height. Based on the results of the play test, we then adjust for maximum playability. Next, each instrument is buffed and polished by hand with painstaking attention to detail. Once the instrument has passed inspection, a signed QC sticker is placed, and the instrument is carefully packed and shipped.

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.

Product Specifications
Breedlove Solo Acoustic Electric Bass Guitar Specifications
  • Body: Breedlove deep-body Jumbo with soft cutaway
  • Inlay: Offset dots
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16 inches
  • Neck: Satin-finished nato mahogany with volute
  • Fingerboard: Radiused East Indian rosewood
  • Binding: Black
  • Top: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back and Sides: Sapele Mahogany
  • Rosette: Abalone ring
  • Finish: Full gloss
  • Bridge: Rosewood Breedlove pinless design
  • Nut and Saddle: ToneStone
  • Frets: Jumbo
  • Pickguard: None
  • Tuners: Chrome Bass, 18:1 ratio
  • Strap Buttons: Chrome
  • Electronics: LR-TCV preamp with LR Baggs Element pickup
  • Strings: D'Addario EXPPPBB170
  • Bag: Deluxe gig bag

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  541-385-8339 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
Allen Bacus from Britton, Mi, USA
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Excellent!
General
What is your overall opinion of this product?
Very smooth, well crafted, great sounding acoustic bass. Very player friendly right out of the box!
Quality
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
Quality is top notch ! Finish is very smooth, electronics are fully adjustable for a variety of tones, frets are finished nicely.
Features
Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features?
Features are what you would find on a high end product. Even the case is high class on this model.
Feel
Are the controls logically laid out?
Controls are logical....even include a phase button.
Tone
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth?
After a few weeks with the o.e. strings, I put LaBella tape wounds on it so I could get more of an upright bass sound. However, even the strings from the factory had an earthy tone with just enough brightness to create presence, but not harshness.
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
Finish is excellent. I wish I had an electric with that neck. Plays like silk.
Playability
How was the action out of the box?
I raised the strings a bit because I can be a bit rough when I get wound up. (Breedlove includes shims!!!!) It was a three minute job to get the right height. Impressive!
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