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American Series C25/CRe, Herringbone Acoustic-Electric Guitar Gloss

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From Breedlove guitars comes a series that is 100% true-red-white-and-blue American. The American series guitars are built in Bend, Oregon, using quality products made right in the USA—no parts or des... Read More

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From Breedlove guitars comes a series that is 100% true-red-white-and-blue American. The American series guitars are built in Bend, Oregon, using quality products made right in the USA—no parts or designs were shipped to other countries. These guitars represent the true American spirit, using quality parts and Breedlove's famous craftsmanship, producing instruments that will stand the test of time and look absolutely beautiful in the process.

Built for center-stage, the concert body on this Breedlove American Series C25/CRe Herringbone Solo Acoustic-Electric Guitar is designed to minimize overtones during a performance. The body width and depth produces balanced tone, but does without the boomy bass or reverberation of a traditional dreadnought. But the impressive balance and projection are substantial musical features on this beauty. Because of these qualities, the concert body lends itself perfectly for fingerpicking, while still sounding great for playing in any style.

The solid cedar top and rosewood back and sides offer a balanced midrange with lots of bold projection. The soft cutaway adds comfort for accessing the upper frets. The ebony fingerboard, and the one-piece mahogany neck produce rich clarity from note to note. The C25/CRe's 25-1/2" scale, 1-3/4" nut width, and 16" radius offer comfort for intricate finger movements, and the gloss finish adds a high-end shine.

At the heart of the C25/CRe is the L.R. Baggs Element Active VTC Pickups System, letting you amplify your guitar quickly and easily. The Element Active Volume and Tone control (VTC) pairs the Element under-saddle transducer with a pre-contoured all-discrete class-A endpin preamp, and includes a small, removable soundhole-mounted volume and tone control for added convenience and versatility. The entire system is designed to install easily and features plug-and-play performance.

All Breedlove Custom Shop steel-string guitars (except for the Revival Series), Pro Series and Atlas Series guitars use the JLD Bridge Truss system. This device is a cantilevered truss that helps to counterbalance string tension at the bridge, creating a relaxed top and improved structural integrity. This allows the tops to be braced in a very progressive way, with a focus on realizing the full acoustic potential of the top. A relaxed top provides maximal wavelength response and a synergy is created by use of a graduated top thickness, balanced scalloped bracing, and a pinless bridge in combination with the bridge truss system. This gives Breedlove guitars the distinctive and highly dynamic "Breedlove Sound", with a piano-like bass and a remarkably well-balanced tone suitable for a broad variety of musical styles.

Other appointments include ivoroid body binding with herringbone top purfling, Breedlove abalone rosette, single-action soundhole adjustable truss rod, ebony pinless "winged" bridge with J.L.D. bridge truss system, scalloped bracing, one-piece mahogany neck, Breedlove pearl dot position markers, ivoroid heel cap, asymmetrical Breedlove headstock with ebony overlay, and Gotoh 381 tuners.

The Breedlove American Series C25/CRe Herringbone Solo Acoustic-Electric Guitar includes the Breedlove lifetime warranty and a Breedlove deluxe hardshell case, so you can keep your 6-string looking as gorgeous as the day you bought it. Make that day today and order now.

Features
  • 100% Made in Bend, Oregon, USA
  • Concert body with soft cutaway
  • Solid rosewood back and sides
  • Solid cedar top
  • Ivoroid body binding with herringbone top purfling
  • Breedlove abalone rosette
  • Single-action soundhole adjustable truss rod
  • Ebony pinless "winged" bridge with J.L.D. bridge truss system
  • Scalloped bracing
  • 25-1/2" scale length
  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Breedlove pearl dot position markers
  • Ivoroid heel cap
  • 1-3/4" nut
  • Frets: 20 (14 open)
  • Asymmetrical Breedlove headstock with ebony overlay
  • Gotoh 381 tuners
  • L.R. Baggs Element Active VTC Pickups System
  • Gloss finish
  • Breedlove lifetime warranty
  • Breedlove deluxe hardshell case included
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5.0

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5.0

Great Guitar!!!

By Mark McCormack

from Ventura, CA

I picked one of these up sight unseen used about 2 months ago from GC and am very pleased with it. Before owning this I had one of the discontinued Cascade C25/CREs that was nice, but I like this one much better, mainly due to the tone, but also the playability is better as it has a slightly wider string spacing at the saddle (2-1/4 versus 2-3/16 for the Cascade), really good for fingerstyle. Btw that string spacing also is one reason I chose this over any of any similarly priced Taylors. I think it also has a deeper body than the Cascade, something that goes well ergonomically in my case with the higher saddle, and makes it a little louder acoustically. It sounds better plugged in too. With the characteristic Breedlove deep bass, it has a nice bell-like upper range to it that I like a lot. Sweet guitar!

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5.0

Breedlove C25/CRe Herringbone - Stands out against strong competition

By D Graff

from Parkland, Florida

I purchased this guitar in April, 2012. I was looking for an acoustic-electric with great action and a deep rich tone. Although I had heard good things about Breedlove, I had never played one and expected to walk out with a Martin Performing Artist model or a high-end Taylor. I got into a quiet room and played the Breedlove C25/CRe against 2 or 3 Taylor, Martin and Gibson guitars at a time, comparing 10 or more very nice guitars. I did not let the Breedlove out of the room until I went to the checkout counter. The action on this guitar is outstanding, and the sound really sets it apart. Not only does it have the deep resonance I wanted, but the highs are also crystal clear. As the salesman observed, it is beautifully balanced. This is a great guitar.

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5.0

Will keep forever

By NIALL SHAKESHAFT

from Scottsdale ax

After searching long and hard for a solid wood acoustic for less than $2500 I settled on this guitar. I love it. It's a beautiful design, with little bling, just great materials put together very well. While looking for my guitar I played Martins, Taylors, Larrivees, Eastmans, Takamines, Guilds etc. etc. but this is the one that felt right for me. I love the sound and the playability. I haven't yet got a sound I am happy with when plugged into GarageBand, but I bought this for how it sounds acoustically, so I am not going to quibble over that. I may also be able to get better results when i understand the software and settings better. Let's see. Thanks Breedlove for making a fantastic guitar.

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5.0

Breedlove C25/CRe Herringbone...great mix of cedar and rosewood

By Gary Benson

from Seattle Washington

The Breedlove American Series C25/CRe combines the tonal qualities of a cedar top and rosewood back and sides to create a fine instrument that makes those tones shine. My first experience with those woods was with Taylor guitars, and now Breedlove has stepped up the competition with this model. The gloss finish on it is much nicer than the satin finish that was on the previous model in the discontinued Pro Series. Clear highs, nice midtones and a balanced but not boomy bass work beautifully together in the Breedlove style. Known for their 'piano like' tones which are distinct to the ear, I found this guitar to be right in line with upper end Taylors(514) and Martins. Great for fingerpicking; the LR Baggs VTC system is well balanced, especially for my Fishman Loudbox acoustic amp. It's not a bluegrass instrument but can still handle light to medium strumming with it's concert sized body; it's a light instrument in weight that is very comfortable to play. Comes with a nice hardshell case, although I could do without the Breedlove script spanning the case(I'd rather not advertise what's inside!). I had played this one at my local Guitar Center over several months of visiting the store, and it always impressed me over the other brands in the room. I waited for the right sale and finally purchased it. Give this American-made model a try--you will be impressed.

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5.0

AMAZING GUITAR!!!!!

By Hector Espinoza

from Chino Hills, California

I purchased this after my 000c16rgte aura Martin broke. I loved that guitar and I didn't think I would ever find anything that felt better. I went into Guitar Center and was eying the Cascade C25/CRe Concert Acoustic-Electric but right next to it I saw this beast. I picked it up and plugged her in. I wasn't expecting to sound the way it did! As I said before, I didn't think I would be able to replace my Martin but I was astonished. This pick up sounded way better! I would recommend it to anyone. I've played 314s, 414s, and 714s but none match this. NONE. The craftsmanship is flawless! I love this guitar and would pick it over any Taylor and most Martins and Gibsons.

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5.0

Beautiful: Design AND Sound

By James Qian

from Hanover, NH

Rich and warm. Balanced sound. Definitely a great wood choice for fingerpicking, though it is well suited to strumming as well. Pick one up in the store and play it, you're not buying a guitar from an online review, but be rest assured, I am a happy purchaser.

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5.0

Play like the pros..

By Darren Shumbo

from Moodus,Ct

I've been a guitar player for over 25 years and have been to Guitar Center and played every guitar they have in the acoustic rooms.that includes the guitars that cost 4000$ and up. I used to believe a 200$ guitar can sound as nice a s a 2000$ guitar, and in the right situation they can but here is the difference. Every person's ability and physical hand structure is different, not to mention what your ears here. The first time I picked up a Breedlove Concert series acoustic I fell in love. With the sound, the comfort of the neck and the chords I played, the comfort of the guitar sitting on my leg and under my right arm,The low end sound, the high end sound, and over all tonality and sustain this acoustic gives me on stage is incredible. I am not a professional musician, that was until I bought the Breedlove.Seriously people, go to Guitar Center, grab a Breedlove and sit in a quiet room and just play.Try a few different ones. Make sure they have new strings and you will buy one ! I did....Na d have never regretted it !

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5.0

Spectacular and elaborate acoustic

By Dr Starr

from Peoria, AZ

I am not a professional musician, but I entirely understand beautiful tone, playability and fine workmanship. The asthetics of Breedlove's guitars are what first caught my eye but as I further researched other acoustics I was more impressed by the incredible workmanship and tone projected by these literal pieces of art. I once had a Pro Series and had to sell it by force due to a job set back. I'm not one bit surprised nor disappointed that this Breedlove is just as beautiful as the last. This guitar has gloss and the other had a naked cedar finish. The first day I received the Breedlove, I plugged it into my Fishman Loudbox Mini and placed my BLUE Bluebird condenser mic right in front of it and threw on my Ultrasone headphones so I could only hear what I was recording..not the ambience of the room. What followed was the most beautiful chords and articulated notes that I have EVER played in 20 years. Was it the Breedlove? Most definitely! The other pieces of gear helped to pronunciate and deliver the notes to my ears but the guitar was light balanced, very resonant and beautiful. It produced both powerful and punchy bass yet maintained immaculate Spanish, Turkish and "other" lead notes with such clarity it's very hard to explain. Do yourself a favor and try a Breedlove when you are ready to make a serious acoustic purchase. This one will NEVER leave my hands. I can't see why you'd feel any differently once you see, smell and play one for more than a few minutes.

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5.0

Best value in a cedar top guitar! Forget the & 714CE

By Chuck Ls

from Ny, NY

I just received mine today. This is an outstanding value! The guitar is very well crafted, albeit, minimal appointments. However, the sound is all there! It is loud and full sounding. The highs are stellar. Very clear and pronounced with the midrange being very warm. The bass is tight and not booming. For an all hardwood (no laminates) guitar, solid mahogany neck, and LR Braggs electronics (again minimal but totally functional). This guitar outperforms the 714CE. After all, Kim Breedlove left Taylor to pursue his own tonal quest. By the way, Taylor's necks are 3 pieces of wood glued together. The Breedlove is a solid piece of mahogany. LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!! It also has one of the best hard-shell cases I have ever seen.

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5.0

Amazing Guitar

By Wade

from Clearwater, FL

After years of a playing a mid grade acoustic I searched for a top shelf guitar. I played Taylors and Martins but my search abruptly stopped when I picked up this Breedlove. I was captivated by it's tone. Unplugged as well as amplified. The bottom line is the guitar sounds amazing. I have had studio engineers ask me to use it for sessions because of how good it sounds. The guitar is very well balanced and plays easily.

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