Saturday, January 5, 2008
Known primarily as a high end boutique acoustic guitar maker, Breedlove Guitars has introduced a new line of exceptional electric guitars called the Mark Series. The first model, the Mark I, was inspired by their award winning CM acoustic guitar and has that same asymmetrically shape. It is a chambered body design that keeps the over all weight down but is also tuned and voiced to have wonderful resonance. They come standard with premium Jason Lollar Imperial Humbuckers and Gotoh Tuners and hardware. Pulling from Breedlove's amazing stock of tone woods from their years of making acoustic guitars, the new Mark series can be made with a wide array of Custom and Retirement grade Maple, Koa, or Redwood Burl and finished in a wide array of colors. They are also fully customizable with intricately detailed inlays and exotic bindings. The Mark II model resembles the double horns of a Gibson SG but more aggressively styled with one in front of the other and a stylized tail. It is available with Lollar Imperials or P-90's as well. There are plans for a Mark III in the summer and a Mark IV that will debut at this months NAMM show. Unlike other acoustic guitar makers who decide to enter the electric guitar market, Breedlove has decided to take the high road and offer instruments of refinement with the best materials and options. They are fully customizable from the selection of wood combinations to the amount of Inlay and finish color choices. The attached photo is a Mark I with a Redwood Burl top that amazingly has no color added to it just a clear coat over what is a spectacular piece of wood. See this one and many other Breedlove electric and acoust instruments at www.imagineguitars.com .