Breedlove SC20/W

Acoustic 6-String Guitar

Made by Breedlove

Description A concert-sized guitar with Dreadnaught depth. Understated elegance, with walnut sides and back, spruce top, ebony fretboard and bridge. Excellent projection across the spectrum with superb action.
Posted By Ed Koval (13)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 6/6/2001, Ed Koval (13) posted:
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I considered a Goodall, a Taylor, and a Lakewood (all grand concerts) prior to purchasing this instrument. The Taylor, while a superb instrument, couldn't match the projection, probably due to the shallower body. The Goodall was comparable, but much more expensive. I wasn't able to play the Lakewood, but had no desire to do so after I played the Breedlove.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $1200.00
Where Obtained: Nashville Music
Concert-sized guitar. Ebony fretboard/pinless bridge. Spruce top. Walnut back and sides. Chrome Grover tuners. Abolone rosette. Black fiber purfling. Gloss finish, satin neck.
Action from factory slightly high for my style (primarily fingerpicking). Readily adjusted to my satisfaction by sanding saddle. No buzzing; easily played. Neck style is excellent for me, slightly more rounded than a Taylor, but not so much as most Martins. Guitar has no visibel flaws externally or internally.
Sound Quality:
The Walnut provides a warm sound, between mahogany and Rosewood. Again, I play primarily fingerstyle. I found that the added body depth gives me a desirable combination of comfort and projection. I've owned a Taylor 414, a Guild DV_52, a Yairi Grand Concert, A Takamine Santa Fe series and an Adamas. This clearly is superior to all overall sound. It doesn't quite have the bass projection of a larger guitar, but its overall balance makes up for it.
It is the lightest of the guitars I've owned, but I don't feel I have to treat it any differently. I find it to be less susceptible to humidity changes than my Taylor. I adjusted the truss rod over a year ago when I lowewred teh saddle, and have had to make zero adjustments since then. I primarily play in my home.