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Exclusive Interview: Jackson Michelson

You grew up in Oregon, tell us how that shaped your development as a musician? I connected with music at a young age. Got my first guitar at age 10 and started writing songs right away. Music has always gone hand in hand with songwriting & entertaining for me. When I was 11, I got a couple of my buddies to learn drums and bass so we could play a “show” at a neighborhood 4th of July Party. We played five songs I had written, and I was hooked. Oregon has been such a supportive...

Custom Instrument Feature: C10/BCMPe Concert Guitar Bearclaw & Maple

Maple Back and Sides: Maple is great for standing out among other instruments. With a powerful fundamental and even harmonics, it is clear and present, but without pronounced peaks and valleys in the harmonic content. It’s a great top wood for strumming and is often used on big-bodied guitars. Learn more about maple. Bearclaw Spruce Top: Bearclaw Siika spruce has a shallow, cross-grain curl that seems to increase cross-grain stiffness in acoustic guitars. Many luthiers feel that it...

Breedlove Exclusive Artist Interview: Jim Gwynn

Breedlove Exclusive Artist Interview: Jim Gwynn

The band JIP is Jim Gwynn (Vocals / Guitar), Spencer Watson (Guitar / Vocals), Mike Charbonneau (Drums / Percussion) and Bruce Smith ( Bass ).  Last Call was brewed in Chicago Illinois at Million Yen Studios with Producer Andy Gerber (Local H / Tossers).  Last Call is the third studio album from the band since 2010 (Year X in 2010 / Sparks, Flames & Names in 2012). JIP has established a sound and place in the Chicago Music Scene while playing some of the greatest Chicago music...

Product Spotlight: The Legacy 12-String

Musicians are always curious about the differences in build styles of various brands and the resulting assortment of sounds and playing experiences. Breedlove has mastered the playing dynamics and full room sound of the acoustic 12-string. It is one of Breedlove’s “Best At” instruments.
 How do we create a 12-string that's easier to play than most other instruments?  With several unique design and construction innovations.  Breedlove installs our...

Distinctive Dealer Spotlight: Bullfrog Music

Distinctive Dealer Spotlight: Bullfrog Music

Bullfrog Music is a Breedlove Distinctive Dealer based in Corvallis, OR.  Owner Kurt Dietrich is not only a performing guitarist, he’s also a repair specialist, and is a familiar face at Breedlove headquarters designing custom instruments.  He recently gave us an insight into his favorite guitars, woods and more! How long have you been a Distinctive Dealer? I have been a Distinctive Dealer for 3 years What is your favorite Breedlove? As far as my favorite production...

Custom Instrument Feature: C25/SCe Concert Guitar with Sitka Spruce & Cocobolo

Custom Instrument Feature: C25/SCe Concert Guitar with Sitka Spruce & Cocobolo

Concert Body Shape: The Concert is our most popular body shape, favored by players because it is well-balanced, compact, comfortable to play, and offers all the qualities of a great sounding guitar. It generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The Concert works well when played fingerstyle, as vocal accompaniment, or at a full strum. View video about this body shape. Sitka Spruce Top: Sitka spruce is grown in the...

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