1996 Breedlove C1 with Sitka Spruce and Spalted Maple ID-8947 - Artisan Guitars
1996 Breedlove C1 with Sitka Spruce and Spalted Maple ID-8947 - Artisan Guitars
1996 Breedlove C1 with Sitka Spruce and Spalted Maple ID-8947 - Artisan Guitars
1996 Breedlove C1 with Sitka Spruce and Spalted Maple ID-8947 - Artisan Guitars
1996 Breedlove C1 with Sitka Spruce and Spalted Maple ID-8947 - Artisan Guitars
1996 Breedlove C1 with Sitka Spruce and Spalted Maple ID-8947 - Artisan Guitars
1996 Breedlove C1 with Sitka Spruce and Spalted Maple ID-8947 - Artisan Guitars
1996 Breedlove C1 with Sitka Spruce and Spalted Maple ID-8947 - Artisan Guitars
1996 Breedlove C1 with Sitka Spruce and Spalted Maple ID-8947 - Artisan Guitars
1996 Breedlove C1 with Sitka Spruce and Spalted Maple ID-8947 - Artisan Guitars
1996 Breedlove C1 with Sitka Spruce and Spalted Maple ID-8947 - Artisan Guitars
1996 Breedlove C1 with Sitka Spruce and Spalted Maple ID-8947 - Artisan Guitars
1996 Breedlove C1 with Sitka Spruce and Spalted Maple ID-8947 - Artisan Guitars
1996 Breedlove C1 with Sitka Spruce and Spalted Maple ID-8947 - Artisan Guitars

1996 Breedlove C1 with Sitka Spruce and Spalted Maple ID-8947

1996 Breedlove C1

Breedlove guitars are passionate and innovative builders of remarkable stringed instruments, spurred by our desire to challenge convention and build the instruments of tomorrow. Their master luthiers craft acoustic guitars, mandolins, basses, and ukuleles for artists seeking self-expression and liberation through music. But make no mistake – their world-class luthiers don’t just build instruments, they design distinctively crafted sound.

All of their instruments are painstakingly designed in Bend, Oregon, utilizing exclusive design elements like contemporary body shapes, handcrafted necks, the Breedlove bridge truss system, exotic tonewoods, and stunning inlays to deliver a look and sound that is completely unique to the Breedlove brand. Play one and you¹ll instantly get it: From an entry level Passport to a Kim Breedlove Signature Master Class, the distinctively crafted sound of a Breedlove will take your art to new heights.

This is a beautiful Breedlove C1 which was built for the 1997 NAMM show. It features a sharp cutaway and Spalted Maple body. It has a Sitka Spruce top that has darkened with age and sounds better every year. The neck is maple with and ebony fretboard and off set dots as markers. Additional appointments include black body bindings, abalone rosette and small dot position markers.

Additionally, this instrument is equipped with the LR Baggs Element pickup system. Unlike typical undersaddle acoustic guitar pickups that are dependent on string compression for their sound, the Element was engineered to mirror the soundboard’s actual movement as you play. At the heart of the pickup, a flexible film sensor only 2 thousandths of an inch thick picks up the guitar’s most delicate nuances. Tracking the motion of the top rather than a direct string attack suppresses “quack” caused by compression and unlocks the Element’s unrivaled dynamic range. The pickup’s minimalist construction lessens any influence on the acoustic properties and creates an intimate coupling between the pickup and guitar for the highest fidelity possible.

This 1996 Breedlove C1 with Sitka Spruce and Spalted Maple is in excellent condition with only a few minor dents and scratches which we have attempted to capture in the detailed photos. It has minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.

Specifications:

  • Serial: 96-519
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back Wood: Spalted Maple
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Scale: 25 1/2"
  • Year: 1996
  • Inlays: Small MOP Dots
  • Rosette: Abalone Single Ring 900 Series Bound
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Fretboard: Ebony fingerboard
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Tuners: Grover Gold Enclosed
  • Purfling: B/W/B/W
  • Body Binding: Black
  • Headstock Shape: Solid
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay: MOP Breedlove Logo
  • Frets To Body: 14
  • Pickup(s): LR Baggs Element
  • Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
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