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Breedlove N25e, Nylon
Western Red Cedar Top
Fishman Prefix Pro Blender
Soft Cutaway, Deep Body
Here's an excellent 'old-school' Breedlove Nylon - one of the early Breedlove
Nylon instruments produced. This 2000 N25E sports a Western Red Cedar top
and rosewood back and sides, and a top purfling in Abalone. It's stellar to
look at, and sounds great too. Back when Breedlove first started making nylon-stringed
instruments, they experimented with bracing schemes that were designed for
use with the JLD bridge truss system. This N25E does have the bridge truss
installed. Newer Nylon models do not - I believe the truss was found to have
a negligible effect at the lower string tension of a nylon set, and so they
ultimately left it out.
This instrument has a great acoustic tone, but what I really love to do is
plug the Fishman Prefix Pro Blender into a good preamp, mixing board, or acoustic
amp, put a splash of really good reverb on there (got a Lexicon around?),
and then sit down in front of a good set of monitors or an acoustic amp, and
pluck away. It's a terrific instrument to play by itself, but it is also a
really handy and versatile instrument to have in your studio arsenal, too.