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Breedlove C12

Engelmann Spruce Top
Quilted Maple Back/Sides
Maple Neck, Wings Inlay
Schaller Tuners
Master Class Rosewood Binding

I've said it before... and I'm saying it again. In my humble opinion, shallow-body Concert-size Breedloves are possibly the most distinctive guitars in the Breedlove line. This distinction starts with the sound (as it should). These guitars put out such a strong, complex, rich tone for their size that it can be startling. This gorgeous Breedlove C12 sports an Engelmann Spruce Top, with Quilted Maple Back/Sides, a Rock Maple Neck, and upgraded Schaller tuners. The Ebony fretboard is adorned with Kim Breedlove's "Wings" Inlay, and a beautiful Master Class Rosewood binding. This guitar is quintessential Breedlove, with the visually striking sharp cutaway, the complex, responsive tone of a shallow-body Breedlove, and the superb string-to-string balance and clarity of tone of Maple. One of the most desirable characteristics of Maple is actually the fact that it doesn't contribute as much tonal reinforcement to top vibration as other woods, such as Rosewood or Mahogany. Instead, it lets the tonal quality of the top come singing through, and in this case, the Engelmann spruce top on this guitar takes that job and runs with it.

This is one instrument that would be haunting your thoughts if you'd found it in a store over the weekend and walked out without it.This guitar spent a short time at a dealer showroom, but you'd never know by looking at it - it is in pristine condition. Due to Breedlove's strict policy about what constitutes a brand new instrment, however, it cannot go back out to a dealer to be sold as new.

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