Assessment: Breedlove USA Concert Moon Light Sitka-Mahogany

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I not too long ago visited the Breedlove factory in Bend, Oregon, and from what I witnessed, I can inform you this: 2017 promises to be a large year for Breedlove.

The company will be implementing some notable groundbreaking innovations in sound profiling technologies on certain models in their acoustic series that will make many guitarists rethink how their personal acoustic compares.

Without revealing as well considerably, a fantastic place to hear where Breedlove is headed is by checking out their USA Concert Moon Light Sitka-Mahogany guitar. This gorgeous brand new acoustic is portion of Breedlove’s Big Sound guitars that puts a wonderful deal of emphasis in note projection and dynamically responsive acoustic tones.

The USA Concert Moon Light also functions a single of the thinnest finishes in their line, delivering a complete-bodied acoustic sound in an extremely simple-to-play guitar.     

Characteristics
The USA Concert Moon Light is unbelievably lightweight at just more than three and a half pounds, and characteristics a razor-thin satin finish that tends to make the guitar really feel lively. The guitar’s inviting concert physique hugs the waist and feels comfortably snug. Combine its low action on a 20-fret mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, 1 3/4-inch nut width, and this guitar plays effortlessly. Breedlove is a green organization and salvages its Alaskan Sitka spruce for its top from fallen trees in the Tongass National Forest, while its Honduran mahogany used in its back, sides and neck are responsibly harvested from Guatemala.

The Moon Light is constructed employing Breedlove’s sound profiling technologies that targets optimal resonance frequencies on their tops and backs, resulting in thinner tops, bigger backs and a smaller sized soundhole, all of which in turn produce its surprisingly complete and robust voice. The guitar also characteristics LR Baggs EAS VC beneath saddle pickup that is so tucked away underneath the soundhole you barely know it is there.

Functionality
The most noticeable issue about the USA Concert Moon Light is how assertively loud this guitar is acoustically. The guitar rings out with effective harmonics and is intensely detailed in how nuanced its voice is playing loud or soft. It also sings vibrantly with wealthy and complex lows, a sweet midrange, and with crisp and clear highs. You will usually hear those descriptions applied to most acoustics but here, the Moon Light nails those coveted acoustic tones with balanced complexity regardless of whether you lightly fingerpick or strum tough.

Of course, the Moon Light’s close to excellent setup makes it a real pleasure to play, but its featherweight that rests comfortably on your knee will make you neglect that you have been playing it for hours.

STREET Price: $ 1,499
MANUFACTURER: Breedlove, breedlovemusic.com

THE BOTTOM LINE
The Breedlove USA Concert Moon Light Sitka-Mahogany is an impressive acoustic with a huge voice that breathes focused depth and shimmer across the entire frequency range. 

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