Skip to Content
Breedlove Guitars
Troubleshooting Fret String Buzz on an Acoustic Guitar

Troubleshooting Fret String Buzz on an Acoustic Guitar

The seasons can be tough on your guitar.  Changes in humidity and temperature can commonly cause fret buzz. Fret buzz is a buzzing noise that occurs when the string vibrates against one or more of the frets.  Sometimes you can experience fret buzz in the open position, and other times it could be specific strings and/or frets. It’s usually easy to isolate which strings and frets are buzzing.  Generally speaking, if the buzz seems to be only at the 1st fret, that usually...

Musician Brandy Robinson Talks about her She Rocks Awards Experience

When Save A Guitar,  Breedlove Guitars, and She Rocks Awards decided to team up, we had no idea how incredible the talent would be.  Brandy Robinson blew us away with her style, entrepreneurial spirit, and incredible songwriting talent.  She rocked as the Opening Act for the She Rocks Awards and sat down with us to tell us a bit more about herself and what the experience was like. Breedlove: What inspired you to pick up the guitar? Brandy Robinson: My mother was a musician and...

Breedlove Musician Isaac Turner Releases a Song a Week

In the past few years, Breedlove artist Isaac Turner has been playing lots of shows, gaining fans and selling a few CD’s here and there. Things were good, but he wanted to get music out to a larger audience than the local scene he has had success in. The plan for 2017 was to release the new album, “Give You Love,” and do a west coast tour at a minimum.   However, while he was out playing shows, he was watching how other singers and bands were getting their music out. Many...

Breedlove Guitars Craftsman Evan Manthei talks Cocobolo

Breedlove Guitars Craftsman Evan Manthei talks Cocobolo

Evan Manthei has been a craftsman with Bedell and Breedlove since 2010.  Originally working for Bedell Guitars in Spirit Lake, Iowa, when Tom Bedell purchased Breedlove in 2011, Evan made a move to Bend, Oregon and joined the team here.  Originally from Minnesota, he became a fan of stringed instruments at the age of six when he started playing the violin.  At 14 Evan switched to playing the guitar.  He was one of the only craftsmen to come over from Spirit Lake, IA when Tom...

Custom Instrument Feature: “Brown Trout” Concerto Acoustic Guitar

Custom Instrument Feature: “Brown Trout” Concerto Acoustic Guitar

The Breedlove acoustic guitar craftsmen just completed a new and stunning custom guitar designed for our dealer Music Village. This instrument features our new Concerto acoustic guitar body shape without a cutaway, and constructed with Sitka spruce for the top tonewood and exotic myrtlewood from the Breedlove acoustic guitar custom stack. The top, back and sides are finished the high gloss and the body and fingerboard are bound in koa. One of the most unique aspects of this instrument is the...

Sound Profiling Breedlove Guitar’s Cocobolo Instruments

Breedlove Guitars is always searching the world over for unique and incredible tonewoods.  It has been a journey, but we have found an honorable supplier in of cocobolo in Nicaragua. Cocobolo is a fascinating tree. It is in the dalbergia family – the same as Brazilian and other rosewoods. But cocobolo is the densest of them all. For example, cocobolo has a specific gravity of 1.1 which means it is the only tonewood we use that actually sinks in water. Up until now, guitars built with...

Page 1Page 2Page 3