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Breedlove Crossover FO Sunburst Mandolin w/ Bag - Sitka Spruce

$799.00

The Florentine shape of the Breedlove FO is simple and elegant. With the oval soundhole and X-bracing it projects a warmer, sweeter sound in a broader range.

Specifications-

Body Type - F
Neck Wood - Maple
Solid Wood Top - Sitka Spruce
Solid Wood Back & Sides - Maple
Top Finish - Sunburst gloss
Back & Side Finish - Sunburst gloss
Fretboard - Rosewood
# Frets - 20
Nut Width - 1.1875"
Tuners Hardware - Chrome
Lower Bout Width - 10.125"
Body Length - 14"
Body Depth - 1.875"
String Gauge - D'Addario EXP 74
Bridge - Mando
Binding - Ivory
Inlay - Dots (3mm)
Neck Wood - Maple
Fretboard - Rosewood
Nut Saddle - Bone
Top - Solid Sitka Spruce
Case - Standard Gig bag

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 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.

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.



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