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Silverstein14
Call me Keenan!
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I'm going to post mass pics right now. I feel this is necessary. Im not going to type the backstory just yet, I want to go play it for a while I'll edit this with the story though. Anyways...

To those of you who saw the teaser post and guessed, I guess now you finally get to see what I have been waiting for, and I'm sure some of you have. So I present to you...





Breedlove Master Class Phoenix!!!















Hand built by Breedlove luthier Jason Bowerman. Inlay work by Kim Breedlove.

Top Wood: Redwood
Back/sides: Ziricote
Binding: Bloodwood/herringbone

There you have it folks. My brand new, life long partner. I am absolutely BLOWN AWAY by this thing. I'm going to try to do a GOTM soon, so I'll talk more about the tone in detail, but damn, so crisp and warm. What a canon too. Huge thanks to Branden Carpenter & the folks at Breedlove, as well as the folks at Breed forum. I would post a giant smiley face pic here, but that's the max number of pics allowed in a post ahaha.

I LOVE THIS GUITAR!

The story:

Back in October, I got the Breedlove Bus to come to my work via talking with my friend Kyle down at the factory. I became friends with Branden, the guy driving it and one of the Breedlove Reps, and hung out on the bus all day playing the guitars. There was this Pro C25 model that I really liked, it had no electronics and was marked as a blemish, which I was fine with. He took the guitar back to Oregon with him, and I tried figuring out a way to trade my atlas for it and stuff with my boss, but had no luck. I gave up trying to get it due to tight money situation in my home. I guess the people on the Breedlove forum wanted me to get it, and so did Branden, except apparently they wanted me to have something better, aka, a phoenix.

APPARENTLY, at about the beginning of November or so, Branden, my boss, and parents started talking, and Branden informed them that the Breedlove forum guys started a fund along with people at the factory to buy me this guitar. I just had to sell mine and chip in a certain amount. Understand that I didn't know about this plan at all for around 2 months. One day my mom sat me down, and explained it to me. I almost brokedown, but I thought it was all a joke. I never asked for anything even close to that, or ever expected it in my wildest dreams. It was something unheard of, I felt like I was on Oprah. I felt incredibly blessed to have this happen to me.

I guess that's the story. Hope you find it as incredible as I did. The folks at Breedlove know how to take care of their people.
Last edited by Silverstein14 at Feb 13, 2010,
captivate
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Baby Joel
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Aha! I guessed correctly!
This looks godly...that's really the only way I can describe it. I think I actually like the look of the ziricote with less of the sapwood, and more of the dark wood.
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Review?
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pugnapugnapugna
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ziricote back and sides, right? when a guy i knew got a breedlove built in bend, OR, he said they told him that ziricote won't be available in a couple years, so he should go with it. your guitar is beautiful. happy new guitar day
kngdaka
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#7
The inlay on that is ridiculous! Congrats to you, shes a beauty
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String Theory
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That thing is a beauty. Can't wait for the story and review. I must say that although I'm not much a fan of that bridge, the pin-ess aspect intrigues me. What is the 'technical theory' behind that?
Silverstein14
Call me Keenan!
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#9
Thanks everyone. Im going to save the review for the GOTM I want to do :P As far as wood goes, yes, Redwood top with Ziricote back/sides, bloodwood binding with herringbone as well.

The bridge is fantastic. It's one of the breedlove aspects that always intrigued me. I'm not sure functionally what it does differently, but it might put less strain on the neck, not sure. I'd have to do some research. I might record something tonight if I can!
Baby Joel
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The pinless bridge means that, of course, there are no pins. That's the main thing really. I suppose you could argue that it helps the tone, because the tension of the string is completely embased (is that a word?) in the wood of the bridge, without any pins taking energy. How much that effects the sound though, not sure.
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#11
OH.....

MY....

GOD.

Keenan, my jealousy is very, very, extraordinarily high. Congrats bud!
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Quote by Baby Joel
The pinless bridge means that, of course, there are no pins. That's the main thing really. I suppose you could argue that it helps the tone, because the tension of the string is completely embased (is that a word?) in the wood of the bridge, without any pins taking energy. How much that effects the sound though, not sure.

Lies! all Lies! Pin-less bridge has nothing to do with the number of pins-or lack there of!

All in all it makes it look so much sexier, classical looking, mhmh.
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#14
You look like you're about to piss yourself out of excitement.
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As usual Natrone's mouth spouts general win.

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man, Natrone you're some kind of ninja I swear


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plexi


i realize the longshot that is. little giant to humongous one.


Rest In Peace Stevie Ray
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Looks fancy and pretty. Happy new guitar day. I can see the joy in your eyes.
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Quote by Natrone
OH.....

MY....

GOD.

Keenan, my jealousy is very, very, extraordinarily high. Congrats bud!


I second this statement. That guitar is beautiful. It's so beautiful, it functions as a mirror. Very nice guitar.

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Sweet Mary, Mother of God! That is one sexy piece of art. I... I want one.
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Now thats a nice guitar. Not crazy 'bout everything breedlove does but they do make a fine guitar.
Silverstein14
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Quote by soundjam
Now thats a nice guitar. Not crazy 'bout everything breedlove does but they do make a fine guitar.


Yeah, many people don't like the style they put into the bridge or headstock for example, or even the internal bracing sometimes (which is actually pure genius craftsmenship), but when it comes to tone and build quality, most guitarists agree that they are fantastic. I sure do love it! Thanks for the comment too!
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that is all.
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Happy new guitar day
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Quote by Silverstein14
Yeah, many people don't like the style they put into the bridge or headstock for example, or even the internal bracing sometimes (which is actually pure genius craftsmenship), but when it comes to tone and build quality, most guitarists agree that they are fantastic. I sure do love it! Thanks for the comment too!

Reminded of a caparison-BC-Rich Mash up acoustic

How is the bracing made on this? Don't see much on it in the pictures.
Silverstein14
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I cant find a picture at the moment, I'll keep trying. Basically there is this little block that hangs down inside the guitar under where the bridge is, it's a system called the Bridge Doctor. Some people love it, some people hate it.

Basically, it was "originally designed to counteract bellying up behind the bridge caused by string pull[...]Since the Bridge Doctor can counteract the string pull instead of the bracing, Breedlove designs its tops to be lighter and to move more freely. In addition, it’s claimed that the Bridge Doctor does a fine job of transferring vibrations to the back and sides."

Explains it better than I could of.
captivate
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Just wait til you guys hear the story of how he acquired this beauty. You're going to want to punch him in the face, it's so good.
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I already want to punch him in the face.




I want to hear this story now haha.
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Quote by Silverstein14
I cant find a picture at the moment, I'll keep trying. Basically there is this little block that hangs down inside the guitar under where the bridge is, it's a system called the Bridge Doctor. Some people love it, some people hate it.

Basically, it was "originally designed to counteract bellying up behind the bridge caused by string pull[...]Since the Bridge Doctor can counteract the string pull instead of the bracing, Breedlove designs its tops to be lighter and to move more freely. In addition, it’s claimed that the Bridge Doctor does a fine job of transferring vibrations to the back and sides."

Explains it better than I could of.

I could use that on my guitar . Seriously that's great idea there as long as it doesn't hamper the tone.
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You bastard. I hate you
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As usual Natrone's mouth spouts general win.

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plexi


i realize the longshot that is. little giant to humongous one.


Rest In Peace Stevie Ray
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I just wanted to say that you guys can always feel free to collect money to buy me a Breedlove Master Class.
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#37
I don't usually post here, but that is BEAUTIFUL!!

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I'm not a Breedlove fan but that guitar looks absolutely sick.