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Breedlove C10

German Spruce Top
Maple Back & Sides

I'm just going to come out and say it... this C10 is one sexy little number. Very delicate in appearance and in tone, this Breedlove C10 is a terrific guitar for any fingerstyler or plectrum player. German Spruce on top always makes for a guitar that responds very well to everything from light finger playing to a meaty pick strike, and the Fiddleback Maple back and sides give the guitar a strong, well-defined tone. A neck of Mahogany nicely warms up the sound and feel of this guitar.

The Maple back is Fiddleback most of the way, with a tight curl in the upper bouts, but as you'll see, it opens up a bit further down, almost creating a reverse chevron... and then it tightens up again toward the tail block. This guitar sits really comfortably in the lap, and the non-cutaway/shallow body combination give it a tight, responsive tone and feel. Just lovely!

This instrument is another showroom model, from a small batch that came back to Breedlove after a dealer overextended himself. So for a few months, it has hung on a wall, and brought down occasionally to be played by prospective customers. Apparently, all of these customers were wearing beltless velour jumpsuits and white cotton gloves, as I cannot find a single mark or scratch anywhere on this exceptional instrument.

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