12-string guitars can be…polarizing, but like them or loathe them, you can’t deny the centrality of that ringing sound to some of the past half-century’s most iconic music. You know, Hotel California, Over the Hills and Far Away, Wish You Were Here—just to name a few of the anthems girded by a double dose of steel strings. We designed the Solo Concert 12-String for players looking for a robust yet nuanced 12-String guitar, one that’s not a gimmicky sideshow but a purpose-built professional-grade instrument. The side monitor soundhole virtually puts you in the audience while you play, without diminishing the forward sound projection of your music, a particularly useful feature when playing with a group of musicians. The tone is warm and rich with a solid red cedar top and solid African Mahogany back and sides, and that sound remains clear and full when plugged in with Fishman Flex Plus-T electronics. The cutaway body allows players full access to the entire ovangkol fretboard for when you want to get weird up the scale. Say what you will about 12-strings, but play this one before casting any aspersions.
Side Sound Hole
The unique Side Monitor Soundhole that virtually puts your ears in the audience while you play. Hearing every nuance of your instrument—whether you’re writing, rehearsing or performing—gives you a sonic perspective that will bring out the best in your playing.
We are pleased to present these very detailed specifications for your 2022 Breedlove acoustic guitar, which was designed in Bend, Oregon and crafted in China. In addition to dimensions, we have listed every piece of wood in this model: its common name, scientific name, and country where the tree grew. We use no clear-cut wood. We either salvage dead trees or individually harvest to minimize the impact on the forest. You can travel globally with your Breedlove worry free. No permits are needed. That said, it might be helpful to have this information on hand if you are traveling internationally. We suggest printing out this information and carrying it with your guitar to avoid any misunderstanding or time-consuming waits with border customs officials.
- Body Type: Concert
- Neck Wood: African Mahogany
- Solid Wood: Top Western Red cedar
- Solid Wood: Back & Sides African Mahogany
- Top Finish: Edgeburst Gloss
- Back & Side Finish: Stained gloss
- Fretboard: Ovangkol (stain black)
- # Frets: 20
- Nut Width: 1.89”
- Tuners Hardware: Premium Breedlove Gold w/ Black buttons
- Lower Bout Width: 15.37"
- Waist Width: 9"
- Upper Bout Width: 11.28"
- Body Length: 19.875"
- Body Depth: 3.58" (Neck) 4.2" (Tailblock)
- String Gauge: D'Addario XT PB Light 12
- Pickup Fishman: Flex Plus-T
- Bridge: Ovangkol (stain black)
- Binding: Black
- Inlay: 3mm Brass Dots Offset
- Case: Hardshell
- Scale Length: 25.3”
- Sound Hole: 3.94”
- Crafted In: Designed in Bend, OR USA. Crafted in China.