Breedlove Introduces the Solo Series

This series is available in a concert, dreadnought, 12-string model, and bass option.

Bend, OR (May 14, 2014) -- If you’ve ever tried to write a song in a noisy room or on a rambunctious tour bus, you know how hard it can be to really hear your own guitar. Ideal for singer-songwriters, the Solo Series models have a side sound hole monitor to allow you to hear your music as if you were standing in front of the instrument. It’s a pretty amazing innovation, since the Solo models offer the same volume and distinctively crafted sound you’d expect from a Breedlove – the sound hole doesn’t diminish the power or tone of the instrument, it simply allows you to hear every nuance of your performance as your audience hears it.

With a price point of $1,065 MSRP and $799 MAP, this series is available in a concert, dreadnought, 12-string model, and bass option.


  • Top: Solid cedar (Dreadnought is Solid Sitka spruce)
  • Back and Sides: East Indian rosewood laminate on concert and 12-string or Sapele laminate on dreadnought and bass
  • Neck: Nato
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Binding: Black
  • Rosette: Abalone ring with purfling
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Tuners: Mini 18-1, chrome (bass has Bass, chrome)
  • Electronics: LR-TCV
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP
  • Case: Deluxe foamshell

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