No matter what name you put on it, this dreadnought is a solid acoustic foundation you can build your sound on. The keystone of the Atlas Series dreadnoughts features a solid Sitka spruce top for reso... Click To Read More About This Product
No matter what name you put on it, this dreadnought is a solid acoustic foundation you can build your sound on. The keystone of the Atlas Series dreadnoughts features a solid Sitka spruce top for resonant and clear sound and a comfortable, slim neck shape and low action for smooth playability. This guitar model combines innovative Breedlove design elements with quality construction. Features mahogany back and sides, a black bound body and neck, abalone rosette with black border, pearl dot inlays, satin finish, and chrome Grover tuners.
Breedlove crafts acoustic instruments that reflect the principles of uncompromising craftsmanship, environmental consciousness, and customer focus. The best aspects of traditional guitar making are fused with new ideas and relevant technology to create instruments with unsurpassed tone, feel, and visual appeal.
Each spectacular instrument in the Atlas Series is designed and engineered to attain these same qualities at an accessible price. They feature scalloped bracing, a pinless bridge, a dual-action truss rod, and the JLD Bridge Truss System. The bridge, fingerboard, and peghead overlay on each model is made from Indian rosewood and tops are crafted from solid wood. They have an ebony end pin, dovetail neck joint, and a slightly narrower nut (1-11/16"). All models have the same low string action for fast, comfortable playing. They're all set up and hand-inspected at Breedlove headquarters and come strung with light-gauge D'Addario EXP strings.
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Wow, this guitar sounds really great for it's price. If you had to sum up the sound fast, it pretty much sounds like a taylor. The only problem is, the strings are very time consuming to change and annoying. The end of the strings get stuck in the bridge (beyond the point of pushing out) from the pressure. If you had to change a string on a gig, you might be in trouble.
I've played guitar (electric & acoustic; lead, rythym, finger-pick, lots of styles) for around 40 years; so here my opinion for what it's worth: Breedlove definately makes really fine guitars. I've had this AD 200/SM for about 8 months and am very pleased with it. I had to lower the action a bit at the saddle and have tried various strings for comfort (although the original D'Addario sound great). I'm using LaBella strings at present and love playing the guitar daily. Excellent tone, sustain, clarity; and stays in tune great. Though it's finished very simply, this is a very solid instrument!
I have owned the Breedlove AD200/SM for a few years now and appreciate it more the longer I play it. The thing is so well made, it never goes out of tune; I can't say that about any of my other guitars. I never think about how little it cost, just how it plays and sounds so good. This is a keeper!