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Breedlove Frontier Concert E Mahogany - Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar Gloss Natural

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There is something magical when the same woods are used throughout an instrument – especially when it is Honduran mahogany. With a specific gravity substantially higher than Sitka spruce, Breedlove is... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

There is something magical when the same woods are used throughout an instrument – especially when it is Honduran mahogany. With a specific gravity substantially higher than Sitka spruce, Breedlove is able to sand the tops to a thinness that really drives the top, facilitating plush overtones that mingle with increased instrument projection. Frequently referred to as a sweet tone, the warmth of the Frontier Concert is truly a unique sound and feel.

Body Shape
The Breedlove Concert is the original Breedlove shape. It first appeared in 1992, and has been the best-selling Breedlove body shape ever since. Designed specifically for the fingerstylist to be well balanced, compact, and comfortable to play, it generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The unique construction also allows the Concert to sing even at a full strum. If you’re a fingerstylist, or are seeking an instrument to use as vocal accompaniment, this is the shape for you. The Concert is engineered to provide exceptional sustain with a pronounced bass response, both of which can be achieved with a light touch. The graduated top works in harmony with the Breedlove Bridge Truss to provide an even response throughout the lows, mids, and highs, with sustain, and clear, concise, note-for-note projection.

Breedlove Bridge Truss
The BBT reduces tension on the soundboard of the guitar, so the top wood is able to vibrate more freely, producing remarkable sustain, balance, and clarity. The BBT also allows for a thinner graduated top, thereby allowing Breedlove craftsmen to bring out the optimal sound from the top wood without sacrificing structural stability. Relieving much of the string tension from the bridge prevents “bridge belly,” ensuring top stability for decades. Guitar strings can exert up to 230 pounds of pull from the nut to the bridge. Traditional methods for preventing top bowing at the bridge usually involve heavy internal bracing and thicker tops. The BBT compensates for this pressure in an innovative way: The BBT is mounted to the bridge from the inside and is connected into the tail block of the guitar, pulling downward on the underside of the bridge to distribute some of the tension, relieving pressure on the top. The resulting tonal effect on BBT-equipped guitars is more resonance and livelier sound with enhanced overtones.

Breedlove Neck
Breedlove guitar necks feature a slimmer neck profile which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. Unlike traditional dovetail neck joints that require major surgery for a neck re-set, it is easy to adjust the play action and neck angle with the Breedlove bolt-on neck and single-action truss rod. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish contributes to ideal playability – the finish process alone takes three days, including precise finish coat applications, fine sanding, and hand buffing and rubbing.

Top, Back and Side Wood
Genuine mahogany, swietenia macrophyllia, can be found from Mexico to southern Amazonia in Brazil. Mahogany is a medium-lightweight wood, ranging in color from light brown to dark, and is primarily used for necks because of the feel and the stability it provides. It offers a balanced, resonant tone with notable sustain – a thick bottom end, rich midrange, and controlled, warm top end finish out the sound. The coloration is a reddish brown.

Limited Lifetime Warranty
Breedlove players around the world can attest: With consistent, proper care, your Breedlove will give you a lifetime of service – and inspiration. New Breedlove instruments, purchased through an authorized Breedlove dealer, are warrantied to be free of defects in materials and workmanship throughout the lifetime of the original owner. In addition to materials and workmanship, Breedlove offers a two-year warranty on tuning machines and electronics packages. Cases and bags are subject to a one-year warranty covering defects in structure and hardware.

Features

Body
  • Body type: Concert 
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Honduran mahogany
  • Back & sides: Honduran mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Info not available
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Slim
  • Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Honduran Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Number of frets: 20 
  • Neck finish: Semi-gloss
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: L.R. Baggs
  • Configuration: Undersaddle transducer
  • Preamp EQ: 1-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Info not available
  • Tuning machines: Breedlove Nickel
  • Bridge: African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods 
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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BreedloveFrontier Concert E Mahogany - Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Great looking balanced sounding All Mahogany Guitar

By PickingFool

from Crown Point, IN

Comments about Breedlove Frontier Concert E Mahogany - Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I was looking for a good fingerpicking guitar, went through a few. After going through about 5, I ended up coming back to this one. Great sound, and craftsmanship. I love playing this guitar. Breedlove definitely deserves more love.

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