Breedlove Solo 12 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar w/ Foamshell Case

Item # GTSSOLO12
| UPC # 875934005748
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The solid cedar top and extra-deep rosewood body of the Breedlove Solo 12-String acoustic-electric guitar generate clearly articulated single notes, while the Breedlove Bridge Truss delivers additional sustain and clarity. Optimized for solo songwriting, but also capable of handling recording and performance, the Solo 12 String features a side sound hole that projects sound directly toward the ear, allowing guitarists to hear their performance with an entirely new dimension of clarity and detail. The comfortable neck profile and concert body shape make it easy to play when creativity strikes.  

The Breedlove Concert is the original Breedlove shape. It first appeared in 1992, and has been the best-selling Breedlove body shape ever since. Designed specifically for the fingerstylist to be well balanced, compact, and comfortable to play, it generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The unique construction also allows the Concert to sing even at a full strum. If you’re a fingerstylist, or are seeking an instrument to use as vocal accompaniment, this is the shape for you. The Concert is engineered to provide exceptional sustain with a pronounced bass response, both of which can be achieved with a light touch. The graduated top works in harmony with the Breedlove Bridge Truss to provide an even response throughout the lows, mids, and highs, with sustain, and clear, concise, note-for-note projection. 

The Breedlove Bridge Truss (BBT) reduces tension on the soundboard of the guitar, so the top wood is able to vibrate more freely, producing remarkable sustain, balance, and clarity. The BBT also allows for a thinner graduated top, thereby allowing Breedlove craftsmen to bring out the optimal sound from the top wood without sacrificing structural stability. Relieving much of the string tension from the bridge prevents “bridge belly,” ensuring top stability for decades. Guitar strings can exert up to 230 pounds of pull from the nut to the bridge. Traditional methods for preventing top bowing at the bridge usually involve heavy internal bracing and thicker tops. The BBT compensates for this pressure in an innovative way: The BBT is mounted to the bridge from the inside and is connected into the tail block of the guitar, pulling downward on the underside of the bridge to distribute some of the tension, relieving pressure on the top. The resulting tonal effect on BBT-equipped guitars is more resonance and livelier sound with enhanced overtones. 

The Breedlove Pinless Bridge helps maintain the integrity of the top by eliminating the need for six drilled string holes. The fewer holes in your soundboard, the more evenly the sound wave can move across the interior, without any loss of energy. The Breedlove Pinless Bridge also provides a gentler string-break angle from the bridge to the top of the saddle, reducing saddle strain. This innovative bridge also makes string changes a breeze, especially on 12 strings. Plus, you’ll never again have to worry about lost, worn-out, or broken bridge pins.  

Breedlove guitar necks feature a slimmer neck profile, which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish also contributes to ideal playability. The labor-intensive finish process includes precise finish coat applications, fine sanding, and hand buffing and rubbing. 

Breedlove players around the world can attest: With consistent, proper care, your Breedlove will give you a lifetime of service – and inspiration. New Breedlove instruments, purchased through an authorized Breedlove dealer, are warrantied to be free of defects in materials and workmanship throughout the lifetime of the original owner. In addition to materials and workmanship, Breedlove offers a two-year warranty on tuning machines and electronics packages. Cases and bags are subject to a one-year warranty covering defects in structure and hardware. 


Body Type: Concert 
Neck Wood: Nato 
Solid Wood Top: Solid cedar 
Back/Sides: East Indian rosewood laminate 
Finish/Color: Gloss  
Fretboard: Rosewood 
# Frets: 21 
Nut Width: 1-7/8" 
Tuners Hardware: Mini 18-1, chrome 
Lower Bout Width: 15" 
Waist Width: 9" 
Upper Bout Width: 11 1/4" 
Body Length: 20" 
Body Depth: 3.75" 
String Gauge: D'Addario EXP 38 
Pickup: LR-TCV 
Bridge: Pinless original 
Binding: Black 
Inlay: Offset dots 

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  • *****
  • Outstanding Product
  • July 09, 2017
  • By: Drew F

I love the sound of this guitar, it's full and rich with a little edge and brightness. It fills the gap for a 12-string that I was just not able to justify cost-wise with other manufacturers. This instrument is worth every penny and more, especially if you're working it on the gig.

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  • *****
  • Chimes like a Clock
  • December 31, 2015
  • By: DAVID

I ordered the Breedlove Solo 12 string in the box. Since I opened the box I have not stopped playing it. The guitar is magic. The harmonics and resonance rings well after even the few times I have left it to rest. I am not the best guitarist but I have been playing since I was 10 years old. Some 50 years ago. It may be that individuals have preferences. This cedar guitar is my preference over all the 12 strings I have ever played. The more expensive and popular brands are too stiff for me. The cheaper ones are noticeable lacking. But this one is just right. I like the open port on top when the rubber cap is removed the sound is even deeper. The softer you play, thin pick, the crisper the sound. The longer you play the more the wood melts in you hands. It may not be the loudest but equalize the amplifier and you can hear all the strings you play. I believe this will become a very classic in time. I can appreciate the craftsmanship of Breedlove and passion to make a instrument best in its class. This may just be one man's opinion until you experience this instrument for yourself.

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