The AD25/SR Plus is a solid Sitka spruce top and solid rosewood back acoustic that boasts a beautiful soft cutaway for extended upper fret access. Ready to plug in, this is the finest in acoustic-elec... Click To Read More About This Product
The AD25/SR Plus is a solid Sitka spruce top and solid rosewood back acoustic that boasts a beautiful soft cutaway for extended upper fret access. Ready to plug in, this is the finest in acoustic-electric quality and workmanship, with a reliable, easy-to-use, great-sounding Fishman Classic IV pickup. The AD25/SR Plus features an ivoroid bound body and neck, abalone body accents, abalone Breedlove Diamond fingerboard inlays, glossy finish, hand-rubbed neck, and gold 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 Sitka spruce. 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 EXP11 strings.
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I went to the Center expecting to buy an Ovation, Taylor, or Martin. I was leaning towards the Ovations. When I walked in, the salesman was showing another customer a Breedlove straight acoustic. It sounded awesome! He then brought out the AD25/SR Plus. It had an even better low end sound. I loved it immediately. Since I was looking for an acoustic-electric, this fit exactly what I was looking for. This guitar sounded great plugged or unplugged, looked incredible, had a terrific case and great bracing, and was as playable as any guitar I've ever played. I was thrilled to find out the first customer had no interest in the AD25. IT WAS MINE!!! We both walked out with what we wanted. This guitar is better than any other guitar in the shop that cost less than $2500. I mean it blows them away. If you never heard of Breedlove, or know nothing about them, try them before you buy something else. You'll be glad.
I went to my local GC store to find a "cheaper" guitar I could use weekly at rehersals, to aid in banging up my Taylor 414CE. I was originally looking at low cost Martins. Chris, my sales man told me I should try a Breedlove. I was amazed. Turns out the Martins I was looking at we're low cost, they were cheap (quality and sound) compared to the Breedlove. This guitar has it all. Fantastic tone, great looks, and all for under $1000. Don't be taken in by names only. Though this guitar is Korean made, it is a finely crafted instrument whose tone and features easily challenge those made in the US.
After a rather extensive search for a new guitar, I decided to go with this Breedlove AD25/SR Plus. Aesthetically, this guitar is stunning, but more importantly, the sound and tone that it produces was exactly what I was looking for. The neck plays effortlessly and the action was perfect right out of the box. And all this for a great price!
The Breedlove Atlas series top line model is the AD25/SR plus for good reason. Starting with a near flawless finish and a fantastic Abalam binding and inlays the appearance of this guitar is right in line with anything else in its price range and far beyond a similarly priced Martin, Taylor, or Gibson. Of course, looks aren't what a guitar is about, but the sound and feel. Because of the JLD truss rod system the Atlas uses a thinner than usual top with light strings to create the same volume and tone found on more traditional guitars. The neck is well shaped and comfortable and mine came with a very nice and low factory action. The tone was spectacular and featured superb balance across the strings and fretboard. The only downside were the electronics. I would have liked to have seen a blended system with a mic or transducer in addition to the under-saddle piezo pickup, such as the LR Baggs iMix. Overall, a fantastic value.
I have spent the last 2 months looking for a guitar. I have friends and family in the music industy. They all made recomendation. Martin,Taylor.I walked in to the music store and heard a man playing severel different guitars. This Breedlove really stood out to me. So i bought it. Can't wait to learn how to play it.
I was originally was looking for a higher priced guitar, but after 3 hours in the acoustic room, I chose this one. It was the first one I picked up, and after I played all the $3,000 guitars, I kept going back to this one. For the price, you CANNOT beat this guitar. It has a surprisingly full sound for a small bodied intsrument, and stunningly good looks. The action is good, but I wouldn't say it's great. I will say that the first 5 frets feel better than all the Taylors and Martins in the store. It was by far the best guitar for the price that I found. Hell I would have paid 2 grand for it,....seriously. If you don't belive me, go play it.
Ridiculous as it might sound, I love the tones created by my Breedlove Atlas more so than a Martin Acoustic that I had previously. Deeper bass and sound quality and for the price, you just can't beat it.
When I walked into the acoustic room at Guitar Center, I had my mind made up to buy a Takamine. I have been wanting to own a Takamine for at least ten years. While the salesperson was showing me the Takamines, he recommended that I also try a Breedlove AD25/SR Plus. I had never even heard of this brand and thought there was no way it could be any better than a Takamine. But, after about three minutes, I knew this was the guitar I wanted. Its sound is superior by far to the others I tried.
When I was first looking to buy a new guitar, I was zeroed in on the Gibson Songwriter Delux (w/ cut-away). Then I got my hands on this guitar, and nearly forgot about the Gibsdon. For about half the price, I still found that this guitar has essentially the sound and action of a Taylor, and the craftsmanship of a Gibson. I truely believe that with this guitar, you are paying for quality, not the name on the headstock.
I went to my local Guitar Center store in Columbus looking to buy a new guitar. I'd been looking at some Takamine's on the net, and had heard great things about them. The salesman put the Breedlove in my hands, I strummed one simple G chord and the rest is history! Very happy with this guitar. I didn't give it all 5's because what is a perfect guitar? It's all personal opinion,and my advice to you reading this is go ahead and get the Breedlove. Although still a small company, a former Taylor employee started his own company (Breedlove), so that tells you the quality is nothing less than magnificent!
I was originally going to buy either a Taylor or a Martin and ended up getting the Breedlove AD25/SR Plus instead. The guitar is built like a tank. Its heavy, but the action is fast and the playability is amazing. This guitar had no flaws, comes with a handy Fishman 4T tuner, and the sound coming from it is pretty amazing. This guitar is definitely worth more than its prize. Kudos to Breedlove for a very finely made piece of instrument. Comes with a great hard shell case. You have to play it to believe what I am saying. The sound does not lie; its a keeper.
I'd gone into Guitar Center to pick up a new acoustic with a budget of around $800, give or take. At first I walked away with a Martin DCX1E for $699 -- plain-lookinging, but seeming well built. Once I got it home I found that the top was the only thing made of wood on this guitar; everything else was artificial, including the neck. I had to return it; I wanted to like it, it sounded right, at the price was right, but the feel was all wrong to me. I found the Breedloves almost by accident while returning the Martin; I was initially impressed with the sound and build quality. Then I saw the pricetag, and was blown away; it looks like a Taylor and sounds nearly like a Taylor at a 1/3 the price of a Taylor. I instantly justified the additional expenditure right then and there, for I will have this guitar for at least the next 10 years without feeling the need to upgrade. If you're looking for an acoustic guitar in the $800 - $1000 range, you will be hard pressed to find a better deal than the Breedlove Atlas series.
I recently purchased this guitar and so far, I am very impressed with the sound, set-up and performance. It has all of the features you would expect from a much more expensive American manufactured dreadnought, including Grovers, nice inlays, Fishman Classic 4T with chromatic tuner, rosewood construction and a hardshell case thrown in to boot. Thank you Larry Breedlove for proving that a magnificent value doesn't mean a second mortgage.
I recently made a killer deal on this guitar and am extremely impressed with it so far. The tone of this model is as good as that on any of the Martin, Taylor or Gibson dreadnoughts at a fraction of their price. The guitar was set up very well and the action is easy. The finish, fit and styling are fabulous. Throw in a Fishman Classic IV with chromatic tuner, Grover gold machines, a hardshell case to boot and you have deal that is hard to beat.
I purchased a Breedlove AD25/SR Plus in November of 2007 as an additional guitar (I also have a Washburn that I really love). Since then, the poor Washburn spends a lot of time on the stand! I went into the Guitar Center looking for a Gibson (out of my price range) or something similar. I left with the Breedlove and haven't looked back. I love the action and the sound - right out of the box - and the electronics are sensitive without being too touchy. For less than $1K, I don't think you can possibly go wrong with this guitar!
I have owned this guitar for several years now and perform with it often. It has beautiful sound, tone, and volume, and sounds just as natural plugged in. It is easy to tune, and outstanding to play. It beats almost every other guitar I have played in all brands and price ranges. I would recommend it to absolutely anyone.