Overview

Premier Dreadnought Mahogany Guitars

For the serious musician seeking a versatile instrument that delivers a big dreadnought voice with additional warmth and punch. The Premier Dreadnought Mahogany is a marriage of tradition and innovation, offering the outstanding projection and deep voice associated with world-class dreadnoughts, but with added balance due to the graduated Sitka top, and impressive resonance, with a little extra sweetness, delivered by the mahogany back and sides.

Premier Dreadnought Mahogany Specifications
Body Type Dreadnought
Neck Wood Honduran mahogany
Solid Wood Top Solid Sitka spruce
Solid Wood Back & Sides Solid Honduran mahogany
Top Finish Gloss with aged toner
Fretboard Ebony
# Frets 20
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Tuners Hardware Breedlove, nickel
Lower Bout Width 16"
Waist Width 10 5/8"
Upper Bout Width 11 5/8"
Body Length 21"
Body Depth 4"
String Gauge D'Addario EXP 17
Pickup LR Baggs EAS VTC
Bridge Delta bridge, African ebony
Binding Tortoise
Inlay Premier dots

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.

Graduated Top

Breedlove graduated tops, featured on select models, contribute stunning balance from lows to highs. How? Graduated tops are slightly thicker on the treble side, balancing the higher energy treble frequencies with the lower energy bass frequencies traveling through the thinner bass side. The result: clearer, cleaner highs and stable, resonant lows. Because no two soundboards are exactly the same, Breedlove craftsmen evaluate each top for stiffness and density, and then graduate it accordingly. The amount of graduation is customized for each individual instrument. The top is sanded to the precise graduated thickness to achieve optimal flexibility and stiffness. This hands-on process is one of the major contributors to the Breedlove sound.

Breedlove Neck

Breedlove guitar necks feature a slimmer neck profile, which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. Unlike traditional dovetail neck joints that require major surgery for a neck re-set, it is easy to adjust the play action and neck angle with the Breedlove bolt-on neck and single-action truss rod. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish contributes to ideal playability – the finish process alone takes three days, including precise finish coat applications, fine sanding, and hand buffing and rubbing.

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

Genuine mahogany, swietenia macrophyllia, can be found from Mexico to southern Amazonia in Brazil. Mahogany is a medium-lightweight wood, ranging in color from light brown to dark, and is primarily used for necks because of the feel and the stability it provides. It offers a balanced, resonant tone with notable sustain – a thick bottom end, rich midrange, and controlled, warm top end finish out the sound. The coloration is a reddish brown.

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.

I went to my local music store looking for a 12 string acoustic, they only had one,but the sales chap convinced me to play a 6string sigma which was an ok guitar but not for me then he tried Martin guitars I played a few of them and was unimpressed as I was leaving he said try the Breedlove I picked a premier dreadnought, well I was completely blown away the tones the clarity I just couldn't stop playing so I purchased it without hesitation and have been playing it everyday since I have eight real guitars and the Breedlove is my favorite acoustic, thank you good people at Breedlove for making such a fine instrument.
 

Al | 06.06.2016

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