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Old 09-14-2021, 01:25 PM
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Default Traded : Masterclass Breedlove King Koa -

This guitar has been traded.

I'm not the first person on this forum to say they never intended to sell a guitar they then listed for sale. Here goes: I am the first and only owner of this handsome and like-new Masterclass Breedlove King Koa guiatr. The top is Select Western Red Cedar and the back and sides are gorgeous Select Koa. The body is concert size with soft cutaway and the top purfling and soundhold rosette are abalone. 25.5 scale with 20 frets - 14 clear of the body. Bloodwood fingerboard and body binding, 4 9/16" body depth, 1 3/4" nut, bone nut and saddle, ebony fingerboard and tuner buttons, exotic mermaid inlay. Comes with a Deluxe Breedlove case that has seven gold buckets that all function properly.

This stunning guitar excels at finger style play and it holds up well to moderate strumming. Very clean, like-new condition, with no scuffs, marks or finish imperfections. Straight grained cedar top and glowing Koa back and sides with narrow band of sapwood showing in the middle of the back where the woods bookmark.

My limited playing ability has never done justice to an instrument of this quality. As a consequence it looks like it arrived last week from the Breedlove shop. I'm offering it here on the AGF for $3795 before listing it on Reverb.

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I will add some additional photos of the Koa back ASAP. Please ignore what appears to be marks in the photos posted below. I'm not sure why they are there because there are no marks on the guitar.

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Old 09-15-2021, 09:19 AM
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Absolutely stunning. A Bowerman-built King Koa model with a cedar top instead of koa, and the mermaid inlay. One of my "holy grail" guitars for sure. You should probably post a closeup of the inlay work—it's top notch.
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:00 AM
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This is a beauty for sure, do you know the build year?
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Yes, the guitar was built in 2009. I was given a chance to select the tonewoods by the president of Breedlove at the time. I believe his name was Pete Newport. I'll add a photo of the Koa that I chose.

As I stated in my listing, the guitar has not had much play time because I thought it was "too good" for me. So it has been sitting in the Deluxe case waiting for me to make it available to a player.

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Default Now on Reverb

This guitar is now listed on Reverb. Offered here for less.

Would be interested in Trading for a Martin dread - D-35 preferred.
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Default Video of a similar guitar on YouTube

This video does a nice job of describing the Breedlove King Koa. Please understand this is NOT the guitar I have for sale, but it shows the features of the King Koa with cedar top. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtNIwJVbx1U
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Default Another Price reduction

Let's give this another try at a lower price.
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