Designed to specifically to handle solo songwriting, the Breedlove Solo 12 String acoustic electric is also capable of handling recording and live performances. It can be difficult to know exactly what sound you are projecting when playing, but the Breedlove Monitor side sound hole projects your guitar sound directly toward your ear. This gives guitarists an inside look into their own sound, allowing them to hear their performances tiniest details in an entirely new way. In addition to the solid cedar top, this acoustic electric has an extra-deep rosewood body to produce clearly articulated single notes, while at the same time the proprietary Breedlove Bridge Truss is giving additional sustain and clarity by minimizing the stress from the 12 strings on the top. The Breedlove Solo’s comfortable neck makes this guitar easy to play for extended periods both on stage and off it. Designed, engineered, and quality-controlled in Bend, Oregon, U.S.A. Crafted in Korea. Purchase this guitar and cherish it for a lifetime.
Breedlove Solo 12 String Acoustic Electric Guitar Features
The Concert with soft cutaway is Breedlove’s most prevalent body shape, chosen by guitarists because it is well-balanced, compact, comfortable to play, and offers all the qualities of an incredible sounding guitar. It generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The Concert works well when played fingerstyle, as vocal accompaniment, or at a full strum.
Western red cedar is a wonderful wood for fingerstyle players. It is softer than spruce, so it requires a careful and accurate touch, and it rewards with sweet, extended harmonic content.
Back and Sides
Indian rosewood has been the standard rosewood choice for decades. It is often associated with the great dreadnoughts, and is an amazingly neutral wood that takes its personality from the player. Well-balanced lows, mids, and highs make it a natural for many styles.
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 thumbrest for chords 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.
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.
Lustrous full-gloss finish, a beautiful single-ring abalone rosette, offset position markers and attractive black binding give a rich, upscale appearance.