1999 Breedlove SC 20/W Walnut with LR Baggs Element ID-9029
1999 Breedlove SC 20/W Walnut with LR Baggs Element
Although it is young, the Breedlove Guitar Company has quickly gained worldwide recognition. Blending time-tested traditional methods with modern their engineering, Breedlove produces some of the most unique instruments on the market today. This 1999 Breedlove SC20/W a concert-sized guitar. It features gorgeous all Walnut construction with an LR Baggs Element pickup system.
A gorgeous hardwood, walnut has a similar density and stiffness to koa, with a similar tightness initially. Like koa, it tends to have a bright top end, but with a more present midrange, somewhere between mahogany and rosewood. Walnut also starts off a little deeper on the low end, initially giving it a slightly woodier sound than koa. The low end will continue to fill out after being played in.
Walnut appeals to players who like a blend of brightness, projection and warm overtones. A smaller-bodied walnut guitar with a cedar top would likely appeal to fingerstyle players, while flatpickers and strummers on a larger body with a spruce top will find ample horsepower, low end and crisp highs to support an aggressive attack.
This guitar also features a L.R. Baggs Element pickup already installed. The under-saddle transducer element itself has a minimalist design and broad surface contact area that lets it get the most out of your instrument. The Element Active System also gives you an active, Class A endpin-mounted preamp with plug-in-and-play convenience, so you never have to fumble around for the on/off switch — just plug in and it turns on.
This guitar is in excellent condition with some minor dents and scratches on the top, back and sides. We have attempted to capture the wear in the detailed photos below. It has minor fretwear and includes the original hard-shell case.
- Serial: 2465
- Top Wood: Walnut
- Back Wood: Walnut
- Nut Width: 1 3/4"
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Year: 1999
- Inlays: Offset dot inlays
- Rosette: Abalone
- Neck Wood: Walnut
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Tusq
- Saddle Material: Tusq
- Bridge: Pinless Ebony Bridge
- Tuners: Chrome Grover mini-Rotomatic tuners
- Body Binding: Black
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
- Headstock Inlay: Breedlove Logo
- Frets To Body: 14
- Pickup(s): LR Baggs Element
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included