The Breedlove Cascade C25/CRe Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar represents stunning value with all solid woods, a graduated top, rosewood binding, mosaic inlay, LR Baggs Element Active VTC, and a delux... Read More
The Breedlove Cascade C25/CRe Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar represents stunning value with all solid woods, a graduated top, rosewood binding, mosaic inlay, LR Baggs Element Active VTC, and a deluxe hardshell case.
Breedlove has chosen Western Red Cedar for the C25/CRe soundboard. This form of cedar is respected for its fine harmonic and dynamic qualities. For the cascade series, Breedlove has given the cedar top a graduated thickness, designed for root-note precision, clarity and focus. Solid rosewood for the back & sides reinforces the natural bass of this concert body shape, producing an overall acoustic tone that is extremely well balanced.
LR Baggs Pickup and Preamp
Plugged in, the LR Baggs Element Active System VTC undersaddle acoustic pickup delivers performance previously unattainable from an undersaddle pickup. The streamlined and efficient design removes every unnecessary internal component to improve the coupling between the transducer and the guitar. This substantially improves the sensitivity of the transducer so the acoustic guitar pickup delivers a robust, lively, and open sound with great dynamics and a delicate high end.
The LR Baggs Element Active System pairs the Element undersaddle transducer with a pre-contoured all-discrete class A endpin preamp and includes small, removable soundhole-mounted volume and tone controls (VTC) for added convenience and versatility. The system provides excellent string-to-string balance.
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Out of the box I noticed the bridge's string saddle was broken for the B string. Tuned it up, strummed, and was met with a horrible fret buzz on both e strings. Toyed with it for about an hour, then put back in case, and notified Breedlove. Breedlove immediately got back to me. Breedlove was awesome about it. They shipped my guitar cross country to rectify problems. (Was willing to have GC do same, as I've been playing a long time and knew it needed minor adjustments to eliminate buzz) But Breedlove was adamant about taking care of me themselves. GREAT company to deal with. They seem to truly care about their customers This guitar is one of the nicest looking I've ever seen. Other than the buzz of course, It played like butter with a rich, resonant sound. Deep,resonant bass tones and beautifully ringing treble tones. Input jack is located in bottom strap hanger peg, which is cool. Volume and tone adjusters are hidden inside sound hole, so it doesn't take away from the instruments beauty. Even though I personally had a problem, for the new price of $699,(they were $1700 for a long time) you will not get a better acoustic for the price. I give Breedlove 5 stars, as Anne in warranties was incredible to deal with.
As an owner of two Breedlove Atlas models, I find that the Cascade series is a step above. Most notably in tonewoods, the pinless winged bridge, and other appointments. Packaging was excellent! The new deluxe case is also top notch. The exterior of the guitar is simply gorgeous. Tone and sustain are very good. Notes are crisp and clear. Action is quite good but the saddle may be a touch too high. I allow my guitars to acclimate to a humidity controlled environment before any minor tweaks/ adjustments are made. Looking in the sound hole, I did notice that some of the braces still had a few wood slivers that could have been sanded down. Also, I noticed a few dried glue globs inside the sound hole that could have been avoided. The guitar comes with a nice owner's manual, a Breedlove sticker', extra saddle, allen wrench, and case keys, The electronics are quite simple with easy access to the volume and tone controls. A user manual for the electronics is not included but can easily be downloaded. The manual actually talks about installation instead of user settings for the controls. Don't fret - it's easy to figure the simple controls out. I continue to be a Breedlove fan and would recommend this guitar without hesitation. Go ahead and add this baby to your collection.
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