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Collective Soul Hits the Road for Summer Tour with Goo Goo Dolls in July

Collective Soul Hits the Road for Summer Tour with Goo Goo Dolls in July

Collective Soul will be hitting the road in July with Goo Goo Dolls on their extensive summer tour, kicking off in Oregon on Friday, July 8 and crossing the U.S. through September. Collective Soul VIP ticket pre-sales started Wednesday, February 24 at 10 a.m. local time, with public on sale opening up on Friday, February 26 at 10 a.m. local time. The full tour schedule is below. For updates and more information visit www.collectivesoul.com. Collective Soul released their long-awaited ninth...

Tonewood Feature: Brazilian Rosewood

Tonewood Feature: Brazilian Rosewood

Long heralded as the world's finest guitar body tonewood, Brazilian rosewood instruments are tough to find and expensive. In fact, the Brazilian rosewood tree was declared almost extinct, and international trade in any product containing Brazilian rosewood harvested or imported after 1992 was prohibited. So how does Breedlove offer the extraordinary Breedlove Journey and Breedlove Journey FS limited editions for under $5,000? And, how is it permitted for these guitars to travel...

Breedlove Exclusive Artist Interview: Katie Garibaldi

Breedlove is pleased to introduce Katie Garibaldi.  Based in the Golden City of San Francisco, this determined and enthusiastic singer/songwriter/guitarist is an avid national touring performer who has acquired a devoted fan base, due in large part to her engaging live shows, and personal connection to her listeners through her music. She sings with an emotional nearness that, in combination with her melodic and catchy songs and her soulful and expressive vocals, captures her audience...

Behind the Scenes: The Journey Series

Just over 25 years ago Larry Breedlove built the first Breedlove. He brought innovation in body shape, construction and balanced sound. Over these 25 years, the Breedlove journey of innovation has evolved through varying body sizes and shapes, different construction approaches, and the pairing of extraordinary exotic tonewoods to achieve Distinctively Crafted Sound. It is an incredible journey experimenting with wood pairings like salvaged Redwood and Ziricote, Port Orford cedar...

Breedlove receives new shipment of exotic Cocobolo!

The wood procurement team at Breedlove recently received a very anticipated shipment… the arrival of our new supply of Cocobolo! The Breedlove team sourced these astoundingly beautiful and tonally spectacular tonewoods from Cook Woods/Diamond Tropical Hardwoods. The cocobolo (dalbergia retusa) arrived in various grades of acoustic back and side sets, as well as fingerboards, bridge and headplate veneers.  Grades vary from a “Standard” straight grain, “Master”...

Special Look: Breedlove Legacy Dreadnought

It is amazing what a serious guitar company like Breedlove endures to create a very special, powerful dreadnought. We decided the ideal tonewood would be a cocobolo body with a salvaged Sitka spruce top. Why cocobolo?  Dalbergia retusa – cocobolo – is close to Brazilian rosewood in tonal dynamics. It is dense,reflecting the bass tones efficiently while delivering great tonal balance…and it is stunning in it’s visual character and beauty. It...

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