Studio Bass Guitar

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Studio Bass - Features

For astoundingly great voicing in the studio, the highly resonant and full-sounding jumbo body delivers big acoustic depth and presence. The Studio Bass is a solid-top 4-string that takes full advantage of Breedlove's unique bass bracing, featuring the Breedlove Bridge Truss system, which relieves stress on the guitar's top while providing additional sustain and balance. This highly resonant and full-sounding instrument sports an extra-deep jumbo body that sounds as great acoustically as it does plugged in.

Studio Bass Specifications
Body Type Jumbo
Neck Wood Nato
Solid Wood Top Solid Sitka spruce
Back/Sides Sapele laminate
Finish/Color Gloss
Fretboard Rosewood
# Frets 23
Nut Width 1-11/16"
Tuners Hardware Bass, chrome
Lower Bout Width 17"
Waist Width 9 5/8"
Upper Bout Width 11 3/8"
Body Length 22"
Body Depth 4"
String Gauge D'Addario EXPPBB170
Pickup LR-TCV
Bridge Pinless original
Binding Ivory
Inlay Offset dots
Case Deluxe foamshell
All Models of Studio Series Acoustic Guitars
Nut Saddle Tonestone
Scale Length (in inches) 25 1/2" (Bass 34")
Case Deluxe foamshell
Crafted In Designed, engineered, and quality-controlled in Bend, Oregon, U.S.A. Crafted in Korea.

Body Shape

If you’re a strummer seeking dominating sound, the Jumbo – Breedlove’s largest body shape by volume – is the perfect body shape for you. If you’ve played a Breedlove Jumbo, you know it’s a powerful experience: Sound feels sonically propelled by the movement of so much air inside the body. It’s specifically designed to convey big, beautiful chords across all six strings – a strummer’s paradise. These bodies provide a big bass response, and a sound that Breedlove Jumbo devotees describe reverently as “grand-piano like.” Breedlove Jumbos rise above the competition in their clarity and expressiveness due to their graduated tops, which add nuance to the tonal spectrum without losing volume.

Breedlove Bridge Truss

The Breedlove Bridge Truss (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 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 Neck

Breedlove guitars 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.

Top Woods

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.

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.