The Breedlove Solo Concert 12-string is designed for the versatile player and features Breedlove's popular Concert body shape, which is conducive to fingerstyle and strumming. It's the perfect professional-grade instrument for players looking for a robust yet nuanced 12-string guitar. The Side Monitor soundhole virtually puts you in the audience while you play, without diminishing the forward sound projection of your music. This feature is especially useful when playing with a group of musicians. The tone is warm and rich with a solid red cedar top and ovangkol back and sides. It's easy and fun to play with a 1 7/8" radiused neck. It includes the reliable and great-sounding L.R. Baggs EAS VTC electronics with volume and tone controls, conveniently located in the soundhole.
The Breedlove Solo Concert Cutaway CE features a unique Side Monitor Soundhole that virtually puts your ears in the audience while you play. Hearing every nuance of your instrument—whether you’re writing, rehearsing or performing—gives you a sonic perspective that will bring out the best in your playing.
Concert Body Shape
The Concert, Breedlove’s most popular body shape—designed 30 years ago and still going strong—is favored by discerning players for its versatile, balanced, articulate sound and easy playing ergonomic comfort. This flagship platform performs equally well strummed or fingerpicked, and is perfectly poised for accompanying the human voice.
Red Cedar Top
Softer than spruce, with a warmer cast to its look and its tone, Western red cedar has less headroom for a heavy attack, but comes alive—with sweet harmonics and a wide tonal palette—for a lighter touch. Related to mahogany, it shares a focused sound, much loved by fingerstylists.
Ovangkol Back and Sides
From enormous West African trees, ovangkol echoes East Indian rosewood in many ways, while being more sustainable. It, too, has a compelling visual beauty, with natural black highlights streaking through complex, interwoven brown figures. And it sounds like it looks, sharing the wide tonal spectrum of rosewood, with its deep bass and articulate treble, but with added midrange fullness.
Breedlove Pinless Delta Bridge
Breedlove’s pinless Delta bridge is a distinctive element, with a sleek, modern contour that adds an extra bit of unexpected beauty to every instrument. But it also adds welcome functionality while anchoring great sound. Beginners love the fact that string changes are much easier without having to wrestle a traditional pin bridge, and professional players love it for the same reason. You'll no longer have to search for lost pins during a fast backstage string swap. And its low profile makes for perfect right hand damping.
The 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.
About the Breedlove Solo Series
Blissfully lose yourself in the sound of the Breedlove Solo Series. Designed to make the playing experience as intimate for you as for your audience, Breedlove Solo Series instruments feature a Side Monitor Soundhole that directs the warm, distinct tone of a solid red cedar top right to the player, without diminishing any forward projection. Exotic African ovangkol backs and sides echo the lush timbre of more common East Indian Rosewood, while African ebony fretboards and pinless bridges provide a touch of beautiful class. All are equipped with L.R. Baggs EAS VTC electronics. Specialty nylon-string, 12-string and fretted and fretless bass instruments are also included in the Solo Series, letting all players dive deeply into their individual sound.
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 warranted 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 (when applicable). Cases or gig bags (included or sold separately) are subject to a one-year warranty covering defects in structure and hardware.
- Solid red cedar top, ovangkol back and sides
- Mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and bridge
- Chrome enclosed gear tuning machines, L.R. Baggs EAS soundhole-mounted preamp
- Natural gloss finish