MASTERCLASS BRAZILIAN DREADNOUGHT CARMEL BURST E GUITARS

With the Masterclass Brazilian Dreadnought Carmel Burst we are crafting a once in a lifetime instrument with the upgrade of Brazilian rosewood back and sides. You can drive this amazingly powerful instrument as hard as your music will allow. The unique Breedlove dreadnought body offers balance in both tone and voice. Its beautiful burst gloss finish and inlay accents make it a prize you will want to display as art as much as play. This fine instrument along with all other Masterclass, Exotic and Custom Sound Studio Series instruments are available exclusively in the USA through our Distinctive Dealers or internationally through our International Distributors.

BODY SHAPE

Breedlove set out to enhance the traditional dreadnought sound, and the results are evident. If you’re inspired by the familiarity of a dread, but are looking for more nuance and richness than usual, the Breedlove Dreadnought delivers. The shape is slightly more rounded than traditional dreadnoughts and produces beautifully full, punchy, and articulate tones. It also provides excellent projection and articulation, so it excels in any ensemble. The hand-graduated top provides the balance and clarity that make this one of the most innovative and expressive-sounding dreadnoughts on the market.

TOP WOOD

Adirondack spruce has been the choice of bluegrass pickers for decades, and seems to add power to any guitar design. If it’s loud you want, Adirondack is for you. Adirondack is even more dynamic than Sitka spruce, and has a higher ceiling for volume. You can strum an Adirondack-topped guitar aggressively without distorttion or loss of clarity. For the aggressive player who wants volume and clarity without distortion; the player or collector who wants the vibe of a pre-war guitar. Like Sitka, it has strong fundamentals and responds well to either a light or firm touch, but has higher resonance and exhibits a more complex overtone content. Adirondack is relatively heavy, with a high velocity of sound, and has the highest stiffness of all top woods across and along the grain. New-growth Adirondack tends to be wider-grained and more irregular in color and grain patterns, than vintage pre-war Adirondack. Creamy white in color.

BACK AND SIDE WOOD

Brazilian rosewood is highly desirable, exceptionally rare and heavily regulated. It is regarded as one of the finest tonewoods; hard, stiff, and highly resonant with a glass-like ring that sustains; it has a floral scent, similar to roses, thus the name. A very hard, heavy wood that produces a loud, warm, rich tone, with full deep bass, and brilliant trebles, known for its sustain and clarity. Can vary from brick red and burnt orange to shades of dark brown to violet color with black spidery streaks, it looks best when quarter sawn, and can exhibit straight grain and homogenous color or wild landscape-like figuration, often compared to spider webbing.

GRADUATED TOP

Breedlove graduated tops contribute stunning balance from lows to highs. How? Graduated tops are slightly thicker on the treble side, balancing the higher energy treble frequencies with the lower energy bass frequencies traveling through the thinner bass side. The result: clearer, cleaner highs and stable, resonant lows. Because no two soundboards are exactly the same, Breedlove craftsmen evaluate each top for stiffness and density, and then graduate it accordingly. The amount of graduation is customized for each individual instrument. The top is sanded to the precise graduated thickness to achieve optimal flexibility and stiffness. This hands-on process is one of the major contributors to the Breedlove sound.

BREEDLOVE NECK

Breedlove guitar necks feature a slimmer neck profile, which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. Unlike traditional dovetail neck joints that require major surgery for a neck re-set, it is easy to adjust the play action and neck angle with the Breedlove bolt-on neck and single-action truss rod. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish contributes to ideal playability – the finish process alone takes three days, including precise finish coat applications, fine sanding, and hand buffing and rubbing.

GENERAL

  • Body Type: Dreadnought
  • Neck Wood: Honduran mahogany
  • Solid Wood Top: Bearclaw Sitka spruce
  • Solid Wood Back & Sides: Brazilian rosewood
  • Top Finish: Carmel Burst gloss
  • Back & Side Finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard: African ebony
  • Frets: 20
  • Nut Width: 1.75"
  • Tuners Hardware: Gotoh SE 780, gold
  • Lower Bout Width: 16.18"
  • Waist Width: 10.77"
  • Upper Bout Width: 11.68"
  • Body Length: 20.145"
  • Body Depth: 4"
  • String Gauge: D'Addario EXP 17
  • Pickup: LR Baggs Anthem TRU-Mic
  • Bridge: Winged bridge, African ebony
  • Binding: Koa
  • Inlay: Masterclass leaves
  • MPN: MCDR17EBSBR
  • UPC: 875934007735

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