Breedlove now extends their successful Mark Series Electric Guitar line with the new Mark II model. This is an off set double cutaway body with a Stinger tail available with a myriad of custom wood combinations and colors. I love the shape and feel of this instrument. It looks and feels aggressive like a fine sports car.
This particular guitar won the “Best in Show” award when it was introduced at the NAMM show in January and has been featured in many magazine ads. The combination of the great Flamed Maple top with the unique Breedlove Wicked Burst finish really sets this guitar off and is made for the aggressive carved shape of the Mark II.
The Mark II is priced below the Mark I models but as this particular guitar demonstrates they can still be customized with your imagination as their only limitation. Since the Mark II was formally introduced at this years NAMM show, this instrument is an example of just you can do with the Mark II Series.
This guitar has a flamed Maple top set on a Mahogany body and unique Wicked Burst finish. The body is an aggressive double cutaway design with off set horns and a stinger tail. This guitar is equipped with the RMC Synergy system and 13 pin digital output and on board graphic equalizer making this the perfect recording guitar in the studio or performing live with a host of computer simulated sounds. If you are a guitar player and not a keyboard expert now you have the ultimate Midi instrument as well.
The unique body shape is then carved around the edges of the top and back for comfort and a further compliment to the double cut away shape as it transitions to the stinger tail. This carve is really accentuated with what Breedlove calls their “Wicked” Burst treatment available only on the Mark II models.
The neck is solid Mahogany with an Ebony fret board decorated with an Art Deco inlay and equipped with Gold and Black Gotoh 510 tuners.
Not only is it uniquely beautiful but this instrument is the ultimate recording guitar as well. It is equipped with a set of Seymour Duncan Humbuckers for magnetic pickups as well as an RMC peizo system with two separate ¼ inch outputs as well as a 13 pin output. This system has an on board preamp with EQ sliders. The lower ¼ inch output gives you a blend of the magnetic and peizo pickups with a master volume control and a blend level slider.
When you use the upper ¼ inch output you get the humbucker outputs alone, but it does not end there. You can use both ¼ inch outputs and you will get the magnetic pickups, un-blended from the top one and the peizo from the bottom separately for Bi-amping. Plug the humbuckers into your favorite tube amp and the peizo directly into an acoustic amp and switch back and forth on the fly. Some guitars with peizo systems give you only one output and a stereo plug. This one allows you to blend the outputs with a Master volume or run them separately into different amp configurations.
The technology does not end there with this guitar. The RMC system has an on board 13-pin output connector that lets you plug your guitar right into a Roland or Axon system. Now you have a Synth-Midi guitar. Use any of the Roland or Axon software packages to play a grand piano, a B3 organ, a variety of brass instruments, drums, or an entire orchestra all played from your guitar.
Plug this guitar into your computer using your DAW software and your guitar can become any instrument you wish recording directly to your hard drive in high definition. You can record as many instrument tracks of your own song directly into your computer yourself one at a time by using your new guitar as the ultimate Midi Controller for guitar players.
With an Axon system you can actually play multiple instruments live at the same time on one guitar. Imagine playing bass guitar, a B3 organ for rhythm, and screaming lead guitar all from one instrument live at the same time depending on which string and position on the guitar you play. All of this is possible with the new Breedlove Mark I equipped with the Polydrive system. Other big named guitar companies have tried some version of this but none give you the overall flexibility of this instrument.
If you want a uniquely beautiful looking and sweet sounding guitar that is the perfect instrument for recording and playing live, your search is over.