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Breedlove Cascade

Carved Sitka Spruce Top
Flamed Maple Back/Sides
K Body Shape, F-Holes

The Breedlove Cascade mandolin is destined to be a classic, in my humble opinion. Breedlove mandolins are turning heads for their looks and their sound. Supremely playable, they're tough to put down. The Breedlove Cascade represents the union of the classic F-hole/tone-bar bracing design, Breedlove's sharp aesthetics, and their incredibly responsive body design.

This particular Cascade was originally a custom-order. It has an Amber/Honey toner finish, giving it a warm, rich, golden glow, and the hardware has been upgraded to gold finish, too. A neck strap pin has been added (nice!) The binding was also upgraded to Ivoroid, rather than the black binding of the standard Cascade model. Apparently there was a misunderstanding between the customer and the shop as to the nature of the toner finish, and the customer ultimately requested a straight blonde finish instead. And now, this custom Cascade will soon be on the way to yet another soon-to-be-ecstatic new owner.

This instrument is in mint condition, plays wonderfully, and is a particularly good example of the Breedlove mandolin craft. I speak from experience - I've either owned or "looked after for extended periods of time", quite a few Breedlove mandolins - high-end and entry-level, newer and older. Currently, I am picking my way on a sweet and simple Breedlove Quartz OO, as I decided I was not playing enough to justify owning a top-notch model. But I thought about hanging on to this Cascade and selling my Quartz - this Cascade is a keeper!

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