The side sound hole makes the Breedlove Solo Bass far more audible to the player without sacrificing any forward sound projection. Great for playing in an ensemble, solo work and practice, the sound hole and the solid Sitka spruce top let you feel and hear detailed and warm bass timbres, while the proprietary Breedlove Bridge Truss delivers exceptional sustain and clarity by relieving stress on the instrument's top. Body Shape The Breedlove Jumbo is our largest body shape by volume. Playing the Jumbo is a powerful experience: Sound feels as though it is propelled by the movement of so much air inside the body. It's the perfect shape for conveying big, beautiful tone across all four strings. Top Sitka spruce is grown in the northwest, and has been the primary top wood for U.S.A. instruments for many decades. It is strong, light, and gives extended harmonic content and nearly equals the power of Adirondack. Back and Sides Sapele is similar both visually and tonally to dense mahogany, but both darker and harder, giving it a strong visual presence and a bit more upper harmonic content and low-end clarity. It's a good choice for many sizes and shapes, and works well for strumming and fingerstyle. Hand-Crafted Neck A satin-finished nato mahogany neck with volute makes the neck comfortable and easy to play. The volute adds strength to the break angle of the headstock. It also acts as a thumbrest for notes played in open and first positions. Breedlove Bridge Truss For centuries, one of the most difficult components of crafting guitars has been relieving the stress on the bridge without overbuilding the top and dampening sound. Originally invented over 20 years ago, the Breedlove Bridge Truss is still one of the most innovative truss systems on the market today. Refined and improved over the years, the Breedlove Bridge Truss relieves stress on the top, allowing use of a thinBody: Breedlove deep-body Jumbo with soft cutaway Inlay: Offset dots Nut Width: 1-11/
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The Solo Bass Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar was a gift for teenage son. He always wanted bass guitars. It is his favorite color. He loves it. It shipped as expected and works well.