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Breedlove American Series OO Mandolin

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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 at... Click To Read More About This Product

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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 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" scale, 1-3/16" nut width, and 16" 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.

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. Includes Breedlove deluxe hardshell case.


  • Body Style: Teardrop Shape w/ Oval Soundhole
  • Finish: Satin Blonde
  • Body Depth: 1 13/16"
  • Body Width: 10 1/16"
  • Body Length: 12 1/4 "
  • Scale Length: 13 15/16"
  • Nut Width: 1 3/16"
  • Fret Wire: .078 wide-.04 high
  • Neck: 1 Piece Maple
  • String Gauge: Medium
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Maple
  • Binding: n/a
  • Nut: Tusq
  • # of Frets: 23
  • Fingerboard: Ebony, Radiused
  • Inlay Pattern: Position marker Dots
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Tuners: Saga Tuners
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell
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A great mandolin at a good price

By Tim Russell

from Charleston, SC

Comments about Breedlove American Series OO Mandolin:

I wanted to get my first mandolin. I was originally looking into the $600 - $800 dollar range. When I looked at the Breadlove OO American Series mandolin I was amazed by the quality. The neck on this mandolin is a little larger than others I have played making it easier since I am use to a guitar. The action is very refined and I found it much easier to play than mandolins by other manufacturers. The sound is full, clear, and warm. While it cost a little more than my initial price range, I figured I would get more playing time out of something I actually enjoyed playing. I really like this product. There are more ornate mandolins out there, but the Sitka Spruce top, maple sides, back and neck give this mandolin a simple appeal. I chose the natural finish and I have no regrets. This Mandolin plays great and is simple but beautiful. I would recommend this as a quality mandolin for those looking in a mandolin in the $1000.00 price range. This is one musical instrument that I intend to hang on to.

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