Breedlove Atlas Series Solo BJ350/CM4 Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar

Expert Review

Acoustic bass guitars occupy an interesting paradox. Bass is an obviously important component to any type of music, and the level at which it is heard is absolutely crucial to the overall sound and mix of a piece of music. If it’s too soft, a huge aspect is lost, and if it’s overpowering, it will take over everything to the detriment of the overall big picture. Add in the fact that an acoustic bass can be particularly difficult for the actual bassist to hear, and it’s no wonder that so many musicians feel that no one has truly gotten the acoustic bass guitar right. Well, Breedlove is here with their Solo Bass, and they’re addressing this quandary head-on.

The unique side sound hole in this instrument allows players to better hear their own instrument, without having an adverse effect on the overall projection and output of the guitar. The hand-crafted, satin-finished nato mahogany neck makes this bass guitar very comfortable to play. The LR Baggs Element pickup and LR-TCV preamp comes with a back-lit LED tuner and the right electronics to accurately transmit your tone once you plug this thing in. Lastly, the jumbo shape of the guitar’s body ensures a rumbling performance experience, allowing tones emitting from the instrument to resonate and fill the room.Rating: 4.25/5