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Breedlove Discovery Maple Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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Breedlove guitars are renowned for their balance, craftsmanship and sound. These handmade guitars from the great Northwest have grown a legion of dedicated players for whom the Breedlove is the best instrument to express their artistry. Breedlove attention to quality and detail are now available in a modestly prioced instrument, the Breedlove Discovery. This is a special model, exclusive here, featuring maple back and sides, as opposed to sapele back and sides. The maple does a better job of producing warm bass tones tones, and offers an attractive look.

For players looking for distinctively crafted sound at an affordable price, the Discovery Dreadnought offers substantial projection for ensemble work, and yet retains the refinement needed for vocal accompaniment. This easy-to-play instrument is ideal for entry-level players who want access to the renowned balance and clarity of a Breedlove guitar.

  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Sitka
  • Back & sides: Maple
  • Bracing pattern: Forward shifted X
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: C
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Nato
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Brand: Not applicable
  • Configuration: Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ: Not applicable
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Not applicable
  • Headstock overlay:
  • Tuning machines: Chrome
  • Bridge: Other
  • Saddle & nut: Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Warranty card, adjustment tools
  • Country of origin: United States

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By markbuti

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  • Maple Dreadnought Awesome


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    • Worship

    Comments about Breedlove Discovery Maple Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I own / have owned numerous quality acoustic guitars... Martins (D41 Special, D-16, 2012 D-18) Taylor 214CE, 614CE Larrivee D03 all mahogany (awesome guitar), Breedlove, Blueridge, Epiphones, etc.

    I had sold my 614CE because I didn't like the pickup.. but maple is *the* backside tone wood of chose to break through the mix... trust me... I've tried mahogany, rosewood, etc... nothing beats maple to break through the mix... especially for worship music...

    This guitar is simply phenomenal for the price point... It doesn't come with built in pickup but I picked up a L.R. Baggs Anthem, but haven't installed yet... but playing it is a complete joy... it is so loud... the body is lightweight and it is has awesome tone... not the overtones of mahogany and rosewood... but very focused primary harmonics... which allows it to cut through the mix...

    If you're looking for a awesome low-priced guitar for worship... and are not asphyxiated on Taylor... you need to check this out... frankly it's louder than most dreads... but based on your playing it's totally appropriate for worship... i.e. you don't need a grand auditorium...

    Checked the tuning at the 12 fret... dead on... the tuners are fantastic... the sound is focused.. but can be driven hard by hard strumming... very balanced... not bassy...... but very loud... so it's a guitar you can pick lightly and the sound project... pick up the attack and the guitar comes alive...

    The action is great... the bridge could be shaved a bit to bring down the action... but it's fine with me...

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