Overview

Stage Dreadnought CE Guitars

For the performing artist seeking full sound with pronounced bass and midrange projection, the Stage Dreadnought is built on the original Breedlove rounded dreadnought shape with all solid tonewoods. The rosewood back and sides are paired with a Sitka spruce top to provide a distinct full-bodied voice sound with pronounced bass and midrange projection. The electronics let you control your sound and translate the nuances of your playing to your audience, and the Breedlove semi-gloss neck allows for hours of comfortable play so you can focus on your performance. Designed, engineered, and quality-controlled in Bend, Oregon, U.S.A. Crafted in China. (Some inventory crafted in Korea).

Stage Dreadnought CE Specifications
Body Type Dreadnought
Neck Wood Mahogany (Okoume)
Solid Wood Top Sitka spruce
Solid Wood Back & Sides East Indian rosewood
Top Finish Natural gloss
Back & Side Finish Natural gloss
Fretboard East Indian rosewood
# Frets 20
Nut Width 1.6875"
Tuners Hardware Chrome Closed Gear
Lower Bout Width 16.18"
Waist Width 10.77"
Upper Bout Width 11.68"
Body Length 20.145"
Body Depth 4"
String Gauge D'Addario EXP 16
Pickup LR Baggs Stage Pro
Bridge East Indian rosewood
Binding Ivory
Inlay Stage diamonds
Case Deluxe gigbag
Scale Length 25.5"
Sound Hole 4"
Crafted In China

Body Shape

Breedlove set out to enhance the traditional dreadnought sound, and the results are evident. If you’re inspired by the familiarity of a dread, but are looking for more nuance and richness than usual, the Breedlove Dreadnought delivers. The shape is slightly more rounded than traditional dreadnoughts and produces beautifully full, punchy, and articulate tones. It also provides excellent projection and articulation, so it excels in any ensemble. The hand-graduated top provides the balance and clarity that make this one of the most innovative and expressive-sounding dreadnoughts on the market.

Breedlove Neck

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 Pinless Bridge

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.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

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. Full details on our limited lifetime warranty are available here.

Top Wood

Sitka spruce, picea sitchensis, originates in the northwest United States. Sitka spruce has been the primary top wood for American-made instruments for decades. It is strong and light with extended harmonic content, and it nearly equals the power of Adirondack. It offers a strong, focused tone with a solid fundamental -- perfect for flatpicking styles. When compared with European spruce, Sitka delivers warmer, more fundamental sound, largely free of overtones. Sitka takes a slightly longer period of playing time to open up. It has a straight uniform grain and coloration ranges from white to pink to light brown.
 

Back and Side Wood

Indian rosewood has been the standard rosewood choice for decades. It is often associated with the great dreadnoughts, and is an amazingly neutral wood that takes its personality from the player. Well-balanced lows, mids, and highs make it a natural for many styles. Well-balanced lows, mids, and highs. Famous for rich basses and clear treble response. Slightly less dense with more even grain than Brazilian rosewood. Black-streaked wood with coloration that usually leans toward purplish brown, and then oxidizes to a rich brown color.
 

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