Serial No. 9265, includes original hardshell case. Condition is near mint except for some minimal fret grooves.
The Breedlove Quartz OF is an A-Style Mandolin, the ‘O’ indicating an Oval body and the "F" = F Holes. Like other Breedlove US crafted Mandolins, it has been out of production since 2016. ‘Quartz’ is a reference to a mountain not far from the Breedlove shop, then located in Tumalo, Oregon.
Following the basic design pioneered by Orville Gibson in the late 1900’s, the Breedlove Quartz OF A-Style mandolin features the ‘teardrop’ or Oval body design with F holes.
This Breedlove Quartz OF is in great condition with very little wear of any kind. It plays well, and has a bright, full tone and good projection.
The original Breedlove-branded hard shell case is included, and it’s also in great condition.
In late 2015, Breedlove announced that, beginning in 2016, US Mandolin production would be suspended while they restructured their manufacturing layout. However, to date, new Mandolins have not reappeared on their website and these well cared for examples are appreciating in value rapidly, as they should. Just consider, this is a fine USA crafted premium brand Mandolin priced similar to an inferior Asian import.