This all-Honduran mahogany version of Breedlove's Frontier Concerto E creates embellished overtones in its deep-bodied lower bout, delivering incredibly textured notes with a zest and power. It is comfortable to play, feels alive, and produces Breedlove’s "Big Sound". It's as if the Honduran mahogany top, back and neck are all moving in synergistic... Click To Read More About This Product
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This all-Honduran mahogany version of Breedlove's Frontier Concerto E creates embellished overtones in its deep-bodied lower bout, delivering incredibly textured notes with a zest and power. It is comfortable to play, feels alive, and produces Breedlove’s "Big Sound". It's as if the Honduran mahogany top, back and neck are all moving in synergistic harmony - born to create music.
When you are ready to perform, or record, the Frontier Series Concerto E Mahogany-Mahogany comes equipped
with the L.R. Baggs Element Active System VTC undersaddle acoustic pickup system so that you sound just as great plugged in as you do when you aren't.
Concerto Body Shape
When Breedlove set out to create a guitar that would surpass the classic big body sound of the dreadnought, they didn’t just want it to be loud. They sought to bring out more tonal complexity, and to offer a much more comfortable playing experience, too. Introducing the Breedlove Concerto, a new guitar shape created to elicit more volume than a classic dreadnought, and more lush, complex tonal resonance in a comfortable body shape that feels just right. Loud, textured and supremely satisfying.
Using a unique new sound profiling technology (as explained below), they dial in just the right frequency for each piece of exotic tonewood, bringing out its special characteristics so you hear not just volume, but a palette of distinct tonal flavors. Crafted from woods like myrtlewood, (in this case) mahogany, rosewood, koa, cocobolo, and Brazilian, the Concerto shape lets each wood resonate in a way you’ve never heard before.
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.
With the goal of crafting the world’s finest guitars, Breedlove now applies breakthrough technology that takes sound creation to a whole new level. The debut of their 2017 BIG SOUND instruments reveals the results from work by leading experts, research institutions and their own experimentation. This has allowed them to advance the creation and projection of sound and complexity of tone by working with—instead of against—the variability in the woods from forests around the world. Music wood varies substantially among species, within trees of the same species and within an individual tree. Each tree has its unique life span experience. There is as much as a 30% variance in the density and frequency of tonewood cut to the same dimension within the same tree. Most guitar production companies ignore these complex inconsistencies, cutting their tops and backs to a uniform, pre-determined dimension. At Breedlove, they've embraced a far more complicated process, setting a new standard aimed at getting the most music out of every instrument they build.
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.
Hardshell case included.
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Comments about Breedlove Frontier Concerto E Mahogany - Mahogany:
Very well made. Pickup system is quite bright, so eqing is necessary if you want to sound close to the acoustic sound, which is woody with a deep low end.
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