Breedlove C12 Custom
Style: Concert, Shallow, Sharp Cutaway
Top: Redwood (dealer spec.)
Inlay: Imagine Guitars Custom Eclipse
Binding: Bloodwood, Master Class
Breedlove C12 Custom - Imagine Guitars Custom
I've played a great many Breedlove custom shop guitars. And in playing those
guitars, I have developed a strong feel for what really pushes a Breedlove
over the top in tone and appearance. I recently decided it was high time I
started ordering custom instruments built to my specifications, and offer
the resulting instruments for sale at Imagine Guitars.
And here is the very of those custom orders. I went with the C12 body shape.
I've had a thing for the shallow body Breedloves since I bought my first one,
a C1 (now C12) in '97. I'll come back to this and write more about shallow
bodies, but if you're a regular here you already know why I like 'em. And
as far as that sharp cutaway goes... that's simply the cutting edge of Breedlove
The Redwood billet for this guitar was selected at my request. A few months
ago, I received a new Breedlove Phoenix, and it was simply incredible. I instantly
had a piece of that Redwood put aside for a future custom order. And here
is where that piece ended up.
This guitar features a custom "Eclipse" inlay, that I actually personally
designed for this guitar. Nothing similar as ever appeared on a Breedlove.
I provided conceptual drawings to Kim Breedlove, and he executed a beautiful
rendition of my idea in Gold Pearl and Bloodwood. The inlay series begins
with a small, irridescent planet at the 5th fret, while the 7th and 9th have
that planet larger, but progressively obscured by a passing dark body. At
the 12th fret, the Eclipse is full, and a corona appears. The eclipse sequence
continues at frets 15 and 17, and a full, but small planet clearly visible
at the ninteenth fret.