Discovery Dreadnought Guitars
For players looking for Distinctively Crafted Sound at an affordable price, the Discovery Dreadnought offers substantial projection for ensemble work, and yet retains the refinement needed for vocal accompaniment. This
easy-to- play instrument is ideal for entry-level players who want access to the renowned balance and clarity of a Breedlove guitar.
- Discovery Dreadnought Specifications
- Body Type Dreadnought
- Neck Wood Mahogany (Okoume)
- Solid Wood Top Sitka spruce
- Back & Sides Layered Mahogany (Okoume)
- Top Finish Natural gloss
- Back & Side Finish Natural gloss
- Fretboard Ovangkol
- # Frets 20
- Nut Width 1.6875"
- Tuners Hardware Chrome Closed Gear
- Lower Bout Width 16.18"
- Waist Width 10.77"
- Upper Bout Width 11.68"
- Body Length 20.145"
- Body Depth 4"
- String Gauge D'Addario EXP 16
- Pickup N/A
- Bridge Ovangkol
- Binding Black
- Inlay Centered dots
- Case Standard gigbag
- Scale Length 25.5"
- Sound Hole 4"
- Crafted In China
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.
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 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.
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 absolutely love this instrument. Friends of mine who own $700+ acoustic guitars from big-name brands rave to me about how full, bass-y, and clear my guitar sounds. This thing really can fill a room, even without a pick-up and preamp (which mine does not have). The only issue I have had with the guitar in the 4 months of ownership was the nut flying off when I was restringing the guitar because there simply was nowhere near enough glue to hold it down. Aside from that one issue, I would recommend Breedlove to anyone that is looking for an amazing guitar at an amazing price. You could definitely say I'll forever be brand loyal.
Daniel | 06.09.2016
I just returned to playing guitar. Was looking for a great sounding guitar that is well made and fun to play. I have to say this guitar even being the entry level model blew away the 4 or 5 others I tested. It delivers above all my expectations and I couldn't be happier the quality is far and above others on the market at the same price range.. You can bet that I have already started saving for my next guitar, one with a cutaway and it will certainly be a Breedlove. Thanks for delivering a great product at a fair price. You have gained a loyal customer
Michael | 02.19.2018