Sound Profiling Breedlove Guitar’s Cocobolo Instruments
Breedlove Guitars is always searching the world over for unique and incredible exotic 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...
Jan 17, 2017, Instrument Insights
Musician Brett Perkins: New Year. New Music.
With a new year brings about new music, and with new music brings new sounds. Ring in 2017 with the new music from Nashville based worship artist / song writer, Brett Perkins. The Cross Made a Way, releasing January 13,is a fusion mix of indie, alternative rock, and electronic vibes ensuring a fresh approach to the honest and revealing message of grace, redemption, and hope. The Cross Made a Way - EP was a response to a conviction Brett had to tell a story with his music. There is something...
Jan 16, 2017, Artist News
New for NAMM 2017
The Breedlove Guitars team is excited to attened the 2017 NAMM show in January. We have a large collection of exciting new models and are eager to share them with the music industry! Breedlove Offers Concerto Acoustic Guitar Body in New Guitar Models Comfortable guitar body shape now available in eight models, offering the volume of a dreadnought and complex tonal resonance via Sound Profiling technology Breedlove Guitars announces new guitar models featuring the Breedlove...
Jan 13, 2017, Latest News
CITIES wood update from Breedlove
The Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) held their annual meeting September 24 - October 4 in South Africa. In this session, they changed regulations on ALL species of rosewood under the genus Dalbergia and three bubinga species. These are now listed under CITES Appendix II, effective January 2, 2017. Knowing that Indian rosewood, and rosewoods in general, are a highly traditional tonewood used in guitars, many people are concerned...
Jan 12, 2017, Latest News
Introducing the Masterclass Concerto
Breedlove Guitars wanted to create a guitar that surpassed the sound of the traditional dreadnought. Through our Sound Profiling technology, we designed the new Concerto body shape. The new Breedlove Concerto is a scientifically designed new body shape that increases the size of the air chamber in the lower bout, reduces the size of the soundhole for more air compression, and maintains a defined waist for more comfort. The result is a bigger, louder, richer sounding guitar with...
Jan 05, 2017, Instrument Insights
Tonewood Talk: Breedlove’s Wood Librarian on Cocobolo as an Acoustic Guitar Tonewood
Breedlove wood librarian James Mccashen talks about working with cocobolo as a tonewood.
Jan 04, 2017, Instrument Insights