Overview

Crossover OF Black Mandolins

This carved, solid-top mandolin offers all the features of the Crossover OF in an elegant, black satin finish. It features a wider nut width than traditional mandolins and a radiused fretboard – both inspired by the Breedlove Custom Shop – for exceptional comfort and playability at an affordable price. Breedlove has pioneered contemporary US-made mandolins for nearly 20 years and just recently created this import version in response to popular demand. It is built to our exact specifications and standards to deliver a mandolin that achieves exceptional tone and playability at an affordable price. The Breedlove Crossover Mandolin was designed to give you access to new tones and textures, without the risk of investing in an unfamiliar, expensive instrument. Expand your musical territory today!

Crossover OF Black Specifications
Body Type O Shape
Neck Wood Maple
Solid Wood Top Sitka spruce
Back & Sides Maple laminate
Top Finish Satin black
Fretboard Rosewood
# Frets 21
Nut Width 1-3/16"
Tuners Hardware Chrome mini
Lower Bout Width 10 1/8"
Body Length 14"
Body Depth 1 7/8"
String Gauge D'Addario EXP 74
Bridge Mando
Binding Ivory
Inlay Dots (3mm)

Body Shape

The O body is Breedlove’s version of the revered and time-honored teardrop shape. This compact shape has slightly less internal spatial volume than the K and F bodies, yielding very clear, distinct notes. Comfortable and accessible, this is the ideal everyday mando shape. It plays beautifully and delivers on the Breedlove promise of distinctively crafted sound, making it the ideal utilitarian mandolin with a little extra flair found only in Breedlove instruments.

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 Woods

Maple is great for standing out among other instruments. With a powerful fundamental and even harmonics, it is clear and present, but without pronounced peaks and valleys in the harmonic content.

Set-up in Bend, OR

Our comprehensive quality control process provides the player with an instrument that will play perfectly right out of the box. Prior to shipment, every Breedlove instrument undergoes a rigorous 25-to-30-point inspection in Bend, Oregon by our expert U.S. quality control team. We start with a visual inspection: checking aesthetic and structural elements of the body and components for flaws. Next, each guitar is tuned and undergoes a play test, where our craftspeople check nut height, relief, action, and string height. Based on the results of the play test, we then adjust for maximum playability. Finally, each instrument is buffed and polished by hand with painstaking attention to detail. Once the instrument has passed inspection, a signed QC sticker is placed, and the instrument is carefully packed and shipped.

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.

Available at Dealers