Frontier Parlor E Guitars
The sweetheart of the Frontier Series, the parlor packs a lot of sound in a very comfortable body size. Of all the possible wood pairings, there is something magical in our all mahogany Frontier Parlor. The 12 fret to the body positions the bridge in the center of the lower bout changing the modal dynamics of the instrument top. It holds its own in an ensemble, yet will be your go-to guitar when playing around the house.
- Frontier Parlor E Specifications
- Body Type Parlor
- Neck Wood Honduran mahogany
- Solid Wood Top Honduran mahogany
- Solid Wood Back & Sides Honduran mahogany
- Back & Sides Honduran mahogany
- Top Finish Gloss
- Back & Side Finish Gloss
- Fretboard African ebony
- # Frets 18
- Nut Width 1.75”
- Tuners Hardware Breedlove, nickel
- Lower Bout Width 13.56"
- Waist Width 7.8"
- Upper Bout Width 9.56"
- Body Length 19.1"
- Body Depth 3.5"
- String Gauge D'Addario EXP 16's
- Pickup LR Baggs EAS VTC
- Bridge Delta bridge, African ebony
- Binding Ivoroid
- Inlay Centered Dots
- Case Deluxe hardshell
Breedlove Bridge Truss
The BBT reduces tension on the soundboard of the guitar, so the top wood is able to vibrate more freely, producing remarkable sustain, balance, and clarity. The BBT also allows for a thinner graduated top, thereby allowing Breedlove craftsmen to bring out the optimal sound from the top wood without sacrificing structural stability. Relieving much of the string tension from the bridge prevents “bridge belly,” ensuring top stability for decades. Guitar strings can exert up to 230 pounds of pull from the nut to the bridge. Traditional methods for preventing top bowing at the bridge usually involve heavy internal bracing and thicker tops. The BBT compensates for this pressure in an innovative way: The BBT is mounted to the bridge from the inside and is connected into the tail block of the guitar, pulling downward on the underside of the bridge to distribute some of the tension, relieving pressure on the top. The resulting tonal effect on BBT-equipped guitars is more resonance and livelier sound with enhanced overtones.
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, 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.