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Breedlove Kim Breedlove Signature Ukulele

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The original Breedlove ukelele, designed and perfected by Kim Breedlove, with impeccable fretwork and precise geometry in stunning myrtlewood and bearclaw Sitka spruce. Inspired by Kim Breedlove's passion for the sea, the KB Signature Ukulele features a beautiful seahorse inlay, pearl side dots on the fretboard, stunning abalone rosette and top purfling, koa peghead overlay and a koa and ebony overlay on the bridge...

The original Breedlove ukelele, designed and perfected by Kim Breedlove, with impeccable fretwork and precise geometry in stunning myrtlewood and bearclaw Sitka spruce. Inspired by Kim Breedlove's passion for the sea, the KB Signature Ukulele features a beautiful seahorse inlay, pearl side dots on the fretboard, stunning abalone rosette and top purfling, koa peghead overlay and a koa and ebony overlay on the bridge. Satisfy the call of the sea with the Kim Breedlove Signature Uke.

 

ISLAND INSPIRED, DISTINCTIVELY CRAFTED

The Breedlove ukulele collection is driven by Kim Breedlove’s personal passion. His long-standing infatuation with ukuleles is born from his connection to Hawaii – every year, he spends several weeks in the middle of the Pacific in the lush island landscapes, overlooking powerful pristine seas. Kim toiled for years over early Breedlove prototypes to engineer the perfect uke sound.

Originally, Breedlove ukes were available only by custom order, but by 2010, Kim had perfected the distinctively crafted sound in his signature model, and Breedlove released the Kim Breedlove Signature Ukulele as the first production uke. The Breedlove ukulele sound – the crystal-clear brilliance and lively “chunk” – is a result of the ultra-lightweight design, five-fan bracing, and minimal hand-applied finish. All Breedlove ukuleles are meticulously handcrafted in Bend, Oregon out of the most exquisite woods, for an experience that will whisk you away to the islands, if only in your imagination.

TOP WOOD

Bearclaw Sitka spruce, picea sitchensis, originates in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It has a shallow, cross-grain curl that seems to increase cross-grain stiffness. Many luthiers feel that the curl enhances the tone and sustain of Sitka spruce. While the cause of the figure is unknown, it is widely assumed to be a result of either genetic mutation or climactic stress. The tone profile is a strong, focused tone with solid fundamental, which makes it perfect for flatpicking styles. Bearclaw Sitka spruce usually takes a slightly longer period of playing time to open up. It is widely appreciated for its unique patterns, which result in an eye-catching shimmer in a finished instrument.

BACK AND SIDE WOOD

Myrtlewood, umbellularia californica, formerly oreodaphne californica, originates in the western United States in Northern California and Oregon. Myrtlewood offers a strong fundamental with a powerful voice. Similar to maple, it has a clear and bright voice with superb projection and sustain, and offers a full and balanced sound. A versatile non-traditional tonewood, it is a favorite for many styles of playing. Myrtle has very unique and widely varied figure – no two sets are alike. Coloration ranges from blonde to taupe.

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY

Breedlove players around the world can attest: With consistent, proper care, your Breedlove will give you a lifetime of service – and inspiration. New Breedlove instruments, purchased through an authorized Breedlove dealer, are warrantied to be free of defects in materials and workmanship throughout the lifetime of the original owner. In addition to materials and workmanship, Breedlove offers a two-year warranty on tuning machines and electronics packages. Cases and bags are subject to a one-year warranty covering defects in structure and hardware.

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