FF (2012) Mandolins
With a design that reflects the golden era of mandolin building, the American Series FF mandolin combines the best traditional construction elements with Breedlove's cutting edge aesthetics and attention to detail. The FF has a strong, punchy tone with plenty of bass. The deep throaty voice resonates from the F-holes on the Sitka Spruce top. The back and side woods are Big Leaf Maple and the Maple neck is faced with an Ebony fingerboard. The satin finish really lets this mandolin sing with a sound that can only be described as alive. This robust instrument is great for traditional Bluegrass but can certainly hold its own in any genre. With a radiused fingerboard and oversize frets, Breedlove mandolins are extremely comfortable to play.
- FF (2012) Specifications
- Body Type F
- Neck Wood Big Leaf Maple
- Solid Wood Top Sitka Spruce
- Solid Wood Back & Sides Big Leaf Maple
- Top Finish Semi Gloss
- Fretboard Ebony
- Nut Width 1-3/16”
- Tuners Hardware Nickel Gotoh F-style
- Lower Bout Width 10"
- Waist Width 5 1/8"
- Upper Bout Width N/A
- Body Length 14"
- Body Depth 1 13/16"
"I put high demands on the mandolins that I play both live and in the studio. My FF model is at home behind an expensive ribbon mic as well as cranking out of bog arena line arrays. Not many instruments on the planet can do that. This one can."
- Kristian Bush, Sugarland
live or in the studio, breedlove performs |
"I love the new F style look. It produces rich deep sound. Smooth playing and I love the satin finish." - M.S.
Love the F Style Look! |
"I have played mandolin as a second instrument for 35 years. Having retired my 1970's F5 I was looking for something that came close at a lesser price. The FF was the best of all the mandolin's I tried on my recent visit to New York, including G....., so I bought it."
- S.O., South Woodham Ferrers, Essex UK
Best Mandolin |
"I was a previous Quartz OF owner and LOVE this new FF. The sound is extremely rich and full right out of the box yet maintains it's signature Breedlove clarity and sustain."
- L.B, Munford, TN
Previous OF owner loves the ff |
"I really love what you guys are doing. This is my third Breedlove mandolin and I love them. Thanks."
- K.M, Milwaukie, OR
Really love what you guys are doing! |
"Have been shopping around for a mandolin at a bunch of stores but when I picked up the FF and heard it's killer tone - I had to have it. That day at Gryphon I played 10+ mandolins and I liked the tone and playability of the FF the best. I have been playing it for a week now and it has made me a better musician with it's wide string spacing. Very nice work, I'm totally stoked to own it!!!"
- M.F, Scotts Valley, CA
Stoked to own it. |