As far as I've been informed, the Breedlove AC series is mostly manufactured out of the Bend, Oregon workshop. Otherwise they may be from Korea, as many guitars are nowadays. The AC25 sports a standard fretboard with just under two octaves in frets, a pull-through ball end style bridge to get away from the annoyance of bridge pins, a superior pre-amp with built-in tuner, and classic C-neck.
<p class="bbcode-offtopic">Off topic: <span>On a tangent, I must say that the general populace of musicians have the wrong idea about over-seas factories. Since around 1994-97, the vast majority of American-based manufacturers dealing in high-end instruments have made it a point to pay fair wages to the workers in said factories, ship the same high quality materials there, and put extra effort and funds into safe shipping. Many companies such as; Fender, Gibson, Takamine, Breedlove, Martin, and Taylor have built and contracted their own factories in Korea, Mexico, and other low-overhead countries to avoid the cookie cutter instruments being bought and resold by lower end companies.</span>
This is one of my favorite guitars in it's price range. I own this guitar and recommend it to all of my customers who understand that dishing out an extra $100 or $150 can mean a world of difference. The value is multiplied by the fact that Breedlove's name is not such a household world to guitarists like Taylor and Martin, (This lowers the cost. Don't pay for advertising!). This fact doubled with the playability and comfortable design make this an incredible buy for most intermediate to advanced players. The AC25 is my choice for playing live in medium to high sized venues. The design of the cutaway not only makes it more ergonomic, but also helps cut feedback. However, a good Screeching Halt from Planet Waves is always a good idea to keep with you. Don't think this guitar can cut %100 of feedback, since no acoustic guitar can, not even Ovations.
The sounds you can get out of this guitar fit me perfectly when I'm playing low-key, folk style songs. I would suggest Plugging into a tilted Fishman or Roland if you don't feel like running straight into the PA. The nicest part of the plugged-in sound is that even at a flat EQ, you get an incredible resonance and tone out of this piece.
The one drawback to the playability of this guitar is the pull-through bridge. While it is convenient not having to deal with bridge pins, the bridge puts less bend in the ball end side of the strings. This fact in turn takes away from the attack and sustain abilities of the guitar. It's perfect for me since I rarely play lead with an acoustic.
Overall, I would say this guitar is ideal for a frontperson or rhythm player. Blues and jazz players who put the guitar in front of the rest of the band might be somewhat disappointed, but for the rest of us it takes care of business for a rather decent price.
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kzimir's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Electro-acoustic type guitar concert, cutaway, amricaine design but made in Korea.
Pr-amp Fishman Classic 4: treble / middle / bass + shine. As the name suggests, this is a classic prampli, sound and quality of CONTRL prcis are waiting for you.
Table Sprice Solid Sitka.
Bottom solid mahogany and wicker covers. Mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. High-gloss finish.
Dores Mcaniques oil bath.
Trs nice guitar, concert form, rather "fminine". Amateur liners Rabl Dreadnought type, go your way (like me can also enjoy the 2 ...)
The handle is U trs enjoyable but also quite pais. I love it. Easy guitar to play, but there are easier. Ais a much Martin for example. Accs no problem thanks to the sharp "cutaway", the notes are easy to ring all the way!
It's wood, so more apse Obviously a guitar "cardboard".
The form is specially adapted Concert for playing seated, but with a strap, you can also walk ...
... Most important, empty, and the reason I bought it.
Its superb acoustics pure (unplug) equilibrated fairly round, prcis fairly mdium / low, loud or not at all mtallique. We are not dealing with a guitar bourrines mdiator intended to make rhythmic Country / Western flashy. The volume is good without being loud (I do not like guitars "shout"). In my opinion, this guitar lends itself to picking idalie. Mdiator in a relatively small thickness is prfrable: 70 about to ring in the treble rhythm. With fingernails, a ring trs well as rhythm. Notable point: this guitar sustain possde beautiful (even at the top of the handle)!
I play a lot with fingerpicking, and as I said this is scratching idalie for a.
I occasionally branch of a small size for the Behringer amp electro acoustic ("ULTRACOUSTIC"), and with the Fishman prampli I can get any sound, it's nickel.
In practice, I glimpse that I tend DEFINITIONS rgler me with the amp sounds as close to the sound of the guitar ... Unplug Is that it suits me perfectly!
For the pieces mdiator, I push a little treble.
I bought it last year and a half. I play almost every day.
To be quick: I'm all Paris to buy a Martin or Taylor Dreadnought 1200 and I have tried many. I found the rather garish and Taylor dsagrables play, and Martin too hard. I also tried other guitars, but never be convinced. And then I came across this gem. IMMEDIATE thunderbolt. The sound I was looking for (for 15 years that I play ...)
Price: 940. In my opinion, q / p exeptionnel!
I do not know if this will scratch idalie for you, but when in doubt, run to the only dealer of the brand in France, and try it!
PS: yes I know, "Breedlove" is a bit like rotten name, but who cares, right?
Hello, I bought this guitar to a guy on pigalle for 500 euros in a pitiful state, but immediately saw the quality of the violin, rosewood body, spruce top, and the sensor Fishman, despite the rotten ropes the day of fitting, I noticed a patch near Rosewood gibson songwriter, having tried several, but overpriced.
I was convinced that a restoration, and now the bomb.
So I bet the price I bought this guitar, I refurbishment, and miraculously, it sounds serious, soft and warm, good balance of bass and treble, I go back to Pigalle and to Direct comparison live gibson / breedlovve and the seller and myself were on the ass, because they compete with it.
Choice again without hesitation, really, since I toured with, it never gave me for now.
Everything is well thought out, excellent, no complaints, only amendment I filed down the barrette easel closer to the strings as possible.
Warm, mind body rosewood gibson songwriter
2 years, excellent value for money, very good finish. Its very good
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