Passport 12-String Guitars
The entry point for Breedlove's famous 12-string guitars, the Passport 12 String features the Breedlove Bridge Truss for additional sustain, balance, and clarity, and a comfortable neck and a pinless bridge make it easy to play and a breeze to re-string. Played plugged in or acoustically, the Passport 12 String will deliver great tones and textures to enhance your music. Designed, engineered, and quality-controlled in Bend, Oregon, U.S.A. Crafted in Korea.
- Passport 12-String Specifications
- Body Type Concert
- Neck Wood Nato
- Solid Wood Top Solid Sitka spruce
- Back & Sides Sapele laminate
- Top Finish Gloss
- Fretboard Rosewood
- # Frets 21
- Nut Width 1-11/16"
- Tuners Hardware Mini 15-1, chrome
- Lower Bout Width 15"
- Waist Width 9"
- Upper Bout Width 11 1/4"
- Body Length 20"
- Body Depth 3.75"
- String Gauge D'Addario EXP 38
- Pickup BL-VTC
- Bridge Rosewood pinless original
- Binding Black
- Inlay Offset dots
The Breedlove Concert is the original Breedlove shape. It first appeared in 1992, and has been the best-selling Breedlove body shape ever since. Designed specifically for the fingerstylist to be well balanced, compact, and comfortable to play, it generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The unique construction also allows the Concert to sing even at a full strum. If you’re a fingerstylist, or are seeking an instrument to use as vocal accompaniment, this is the shape for you. The Concert is engineered to provide exceptional sustain with a pronounced bass response, both of which can be achieved with a light touch. The graduated top works in harmony with the Breedlove Bridge Truss to provide an even response throughout the lows, mids, and highs, with sustain, and clear, concise, note-for-note projection.
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.
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.
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.
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.