(USED) When we are lucky enough to get one of these Breedlove guitars in, it normally sells swiftly and then we field a few months of phone calls asking “Is it really gone?” and “Do you think you’ll get another one?”
We got another one! If you’re reading this listing, you probably already know about the legendary King Koa… Kim Breedlove’s signature show piece, this model has turned heads at many a trade show and graced the pages of many magazine articles and catalogs. Is it hard to see why? The King Koa is full of luxurious details, uses the best tonewoods available, and sounds as stunning as it looks!
This model size is probably what most would call a Grand Concert, approximately 15 3/8″ at the widest point of the lower bout, with a 4 5/8″ body depth for dreadnought-like volume and bass response. We’ve played our share of heavy koa guitars, this is not one of them. It’s actually surprisingly light for its size, which explains its great responsiveness. The Cedar top gives this guitar a warm, lush tone and nicely compliments the sparkle imparted by the master-grade koa back and sides. Take it from us, you cannot get koa of this quality anymore!
Spec-wise, we have a scale length of 25.5″, with a 1 3/4″ nut and 2 1/4″ string spacing at the saddle. Nut and saddle are both bone, and the instrument comes equipped with very smooth closed-back Grover tuners. Ebony fingerboard, peghead and pinless bridge.
Now let’s get back to those visuals… the King Koa is not what we would call an aesthetically subtle guitar. The body, neck and soundhole are bound in bloodwood. The abalone top trim is a silvery green, as is the segmented rosette. The fingerboard features not fret markers but an elaborate mermaid and dolphin inlay, with a gull inlaid at the 5th fret.
The condition of this guitar is near-mint, with no scratches, dings, structural issues or fretwear. It is in better than showroom condition, and will continue to reside in its hard case until it meets its new owner. Maybe it could be you! This is one guitar you will want to pass down as a family heirloom, just a wonderful, wonderful thing.
ON CONSIGNMENT, NO TRADE OFFERS PLEASE!!!
Serial #7255 (2004)
AMW Price: $5,895