O Shape Mandolin
Product Code 68352
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This carved, solid-top mandolin features a wider nut width and a radiused fretboard – 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. We know that many musicians seek to explore new tones and textures in the music they create, but investing in an unfamiliar, expensive instrument may be a barrier. Thus the Breedlove Crossover Mandolin was born. Expand your musical territory today!
The teardrop shape of the O style Mandolin offers much more than you would expect from its simple design. The O shape creates a boomy, deep range that speaks with clarity and authority in any playing situation you find yourself in.
Sitka spruce is grown in the Pacific Northwest, and has been the primary top wood for U.S.A. instruments for many decades. It is strong and light with extended harmonic content, and nearly equals the power of Adirondack.
Band and Side Wood
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.
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.
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 warranted 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 on our website.
MPN: Crossover OO BLK
- Body Type O Shape
- Solid Wood Top Sitka spruce
- Back/Sides Maple laminate
- Finish/Color Satin black
- Fretboard Rosewood
- Nut Width 1-3/16"
- Tuners Hardware Chrome mini
- String Gauge D'Addario EXP 74
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