Breedlove Calendar VIII
Serial Number: 8065
Style: Jumbo, Deep with Soft Cutaway
Binding: Black, with Abalone Purfling
Fretboard: Ebony with dots inlay
Case: Breedlove Deluxe Hardshell
Retail Price: $6,599
Breedlove J25-12, Walnut/Walnut
Number VIII in the 2006 Breedlove Calendar Series is a spectacular twelve
string - a J25-12, in Walnut. That's Walnut on top, Walnut on the back and
sides, and a neck of, you guessed it, Walnut. I've had the pleasure of representing
a couple of other all-Walnut Breedlove instruments, including the fabled "Reverse
Northwest", and they've all been superlative. This instrument is no exception.
Nicely appointed with Master Class black binding, and an Abalone purfling
on both the top of the body and on the fingerboard, too. The purfling is paired
with a simple Abalone ring rosette, and the overall effect is one of understated
But there is nothing understated about the sound of this guitar - huge, powerful
and resonant, but also quite balanced. As you'd expect, the trebles are harmonically
complex, but very clear. And the bass is up-front, but never overwhelming.
This instrument was purchased recently by a customer of mine, but he later opted to trade it back for a six-string. It is in mint condition.
Original retail price was $6,599. Includes Breedlove Deluxe Hardshell