2015 Lebreton Modele 2 Evolution 2015 Lebreton Modele 2 Evolution Lebreton Powerful Selmer copy handmade in France. Features solid Indian rosewood and a balanced, yet punchy tone! Arts & Entertainment lebreton-model-2-evolution Modele 2 Evolution 5.0 1
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A stunning guitar in all respects. The craftsmanship is basically perfect, with the wood, binding, stain, lacquer, nut, bridge, fretwork etc. all just clean and lovely. And, unlike plenty of guitars out there, the Lebreton sounds as wonderful as it looks. Sonically it has everything I could want from it. It is very crisp and clean, dry with just enough resonance and chime to keep it interesting. Chords really accent the 'crisp and clean', with a lot of sensitivity. Some guitars seem ...
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2015 Lebreton Modele 2 Evolution

2015 Lebreton Modele 2 Evolution
This meticulously constructed Selmer copy was built by Jean-Noel Lebreton in Avrille, France. It is both visually and tonally a very traditional Selmer guitar, with a vintage 1930s look and the sound to back it up. However, the most astonishing thing about this instrument is the price! Rarely do you find this level of workmanship and materials at this price point. Amenities include solid Indian rosewood back and sides, Schaller Classic Deluxe tuners, Busato style neck spline (it actually has twin ebony neck splines, a unique Lebreton feature), and a traditional heat bent pliage. High end features such as these are normally only found on other luthier's flagship models the are priced well over $6000. It is almost unheard of to get workmanship and materials of this quality in this price range.

Sonically this instrument is nothing short of astounding! It posses every element required of an exquisite sounding Selmer copy: dry tone, rounded highs, warm mids, tight bass, and lots of volume. The balance of this instrument is near perfect, making it very forgiving and easy to record or amplify. Also, it is nearly free of overtone ringing of any kind, a problem that is the downfall of so many lesser guitars. Most importantly, it has that ineffable "Selmer tone" that makes anything you play on it sound instantly like Django.

If you're looking for warmth and roundness of tone than this is instrument is for you. Lebreton excels and producing instruments which are free of the brash, overly bright qualities found in many other traditional Selmer copies. Instead, his guitars produce deep, rich mids; a full, but clear bass; and rounded highs that have enough oomph for leads without being harsh.

Playability is excellent, with comfortable 3.2mm action putting it in the range preferred by most players..

This is a guitar worth buying first and asking questions later, as workmanship like this is rarely found at this price. Here's a chance to own something really special without breaking the bank.

This is the CASH price...add 3% if you'd like to pay with a credit card. Add 4% for international credit card orders.
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Guitar Specs
Brand Lebreton
Year 2015
Model Number Modele 2 Evolution
Sound Hole Oval
Fret Neck 14 Fret
Condition New
Size 15 15/16"
Scale Length 670mm
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Body Depth 3 7/8"
Top Spruce
Back and Sides Indian Rosewood (Solid)
Neck Walnut with Twin Ebony Splines
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Rosewood
Finish Nitrocellulose
Tailpiece Dupont DR
Tuners Schaller Classic Deluxe Gold with Ebony Buttons
Action 3.2mm
Strings Argentine 1610MF
Case TKL Hardshell
Pickup(s) None
Truss Rod Yes
Weight 4.1 lbs

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Lebreton Modele 2 Evolution

A stunning guitar in all respects. The craftsmanship is basically perfect, with the wood, binding, stain, lacquer, nut, bridge, fretwork etc. all just clean and lovely. And, unlike plenty of guitars out there, the Lebreton sounds as wonderful as it looks. Sonically it has everything I could want from it. It is very crisp and clean, dry with just enough resonance and chime to keep it interesting. Chords really accent the 'crisp and clean', with a lot of sensitivity. Some guitars seem to really bark no matter how hard you try to quiet down. The Modele 2 Evolution can be soft and sweet or as big and bold as you want it depending on your attack, and still be clear with the right amount of percussiveness all the while. Same goes for leads. If you want it to, the low end can really growl, or the higher notes really sing, with just the right amount of ever so slightly nasal Selmer sound up and down the fingerboard. Or it can be soft and sweet with a light touch. As a testament to how good it sounds, my wife was a bit skeptical about me buying a higher end guitar. Then when I played it, she admitted she understood... As a non-guitarist she could still appreciate just how stunning this guitar sounds. I'm really blown away. I'd like to put a criticism in this review to prove some objectivity, but I simply can't come up with anything. Fit, finish, playability, and tone, these is a superlative guitar.

Submitted by: mark on 12/15/2015 08:22:26 AM

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