Breedlove C5/K '95 NAMM Acoustic #95-180 - Used  From Other


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Condition: Used, Good

There is a thin finish check on the upper bout, a shallow indentation on the other side and some small finish bubbles under the bridge. All are documented in the photo gallery. 

It's always a joy when we get a Breedlove in the shop and this '95 C5/K is worth checking out if you like a mid sized guitar that plays like a dream and has a voice that will draw you in and hold you close. The Koa on this guitar provides a beautiful looking back and side view of the instrument and gives you a glassy sound that is nicely filled in with the midrange focus of the graduated Cedar top. Whether you're a fingerstyle player wanting an instrument to highlight complex picking patterns or a strummer looking for a guitar with maturity and beauty in its' sound, this Breedlove should be calling out to you! 

Breedlove C5/K '95 NAMM Acoustic #95-180 - Used

In this video, Sound Pure acoustic guitar specialist Zak Jenkins showcases a Breedlove C5/K acoustic guitar from the NAMM show.

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About Breedlove

It was 1990, Larry Breedlove wanted to relocate to the small high desert town of Bend, Oregon – population just 20,000. A former logging community, the Cascade mountains were a haven for skiing, fishing, camping, mountain biking and rafting. Partnering with Steve Henderson they had a dream: to build acoustic instruments unlike any others. Experimenting with innovative designs, unique materials, and distinctive aesthetics, they created what was known as Breedlove sound. How? With two key structural components: a graduated top (thinner on the bass side and thicker on the treble side), and an innovative bridge truss system designed to enhance bass and midrange response by transferring some of the natural string-pull energy from the bridge to the tail block, thereby relaxing the top. The graduated top and the bridge truss created a uniquely musical and balanced voice that achieves remarkable sustain and harmonic complexity.

In 1992, they officially launched the company at NAMM with three body shapes and five models. In 1994, Larry’s brother Kim – a prolific luthier with two decades of experience building, repairing, and designing inlay for guitars, mandolins, dulcimers, and banjos – joined the small team as a master luthier.  In 1995, Kim built the first Breedlove mandolin prototype that debuted at NAMM that year. The tiny company wrote 150 orders – and had no way to produce that volume of instruments. Kim spent the next year figuring out how to ramp up production to fill the demand, and suddenly Breedlove went from a little custom shop that produced a handful of instruments a year, to a force to be reckoned with.

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Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

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Serial Number: 95-180

Year: 1995

Model: C5K

Cutaway: Soft Cutaway

Body: Cedar / Koa Lacquer

Scale Length: 25 1/2"

Nut Width: 1 25/32

Frets to Body: 14

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Soundhole Rosette: Abalone

Tuners: Gold Grover

Bridge: Ebony

Fingerboard Dots: None