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Premier Guitar Review of Voice Revival OM/SMe

Premier Guitar Review of Voice Revival OM/SMe

Breedlove Voice Revival OM/SMe Acoustic Guitar Review from Premier Guitar

I hate to admit it, but I’m running out of ways to say “Breedlove makes awesome guitars” without repeating myself, so apologies in advance if this sounds at all like a broken record. When a builder like Breedlove partners with the likes of L.R. Baggs, odds are it’s going to be an “all superlatives on deck” situation.

Breedlove Voice guitars come equipped with the L.R. Baggs Anthem Tru-Voice pickup (as well as an EQ installed especially for the Breedlove version), and the Sitka spruce tops are custom voiced to take full advantage of the technology. Voicing means the braces are shaved to allow the vibrations of the top to be controlled in a very specific way. The Anthem Tru-Voice pickup mounts a hair’s-breadth from the bridgeplate, and captures what a guitar sounds like with phenomenal accuracy. Baggs also optimizes the Tru-Voice for each guitar model, so it’s a remarkably ideal match.

The Verdict

With the Revival OM/SMe, Breedlove has gorgeously married tradition to technology, and the partnership with L.R. Baggs has produced an exceptional instrument that sounds as good plugged in as not. It is as comfortable to play as it is wonderful to hear, and craftsmanship and quality are top notch in both the guitar and the electronics. A worry-free friend for life from stage to studio and home again.

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