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Custom Instrument Feature: A23/RSEe Auditorium Guitar Sinker Redwood & Striped Ebony

Custom Instrument Feature: A23/RSEe Auditorium Guitar Sinker Redwood & Striped Ebony

Striped Ebony: The coloration is nearly black, with brown streaks. Tonally, Macassar ebony is powerful, clear, and has a slightly dark tonality that lends extra power to bass response. Strong bass and lower mids. Clear, responsive highs and a slightly scooped midrange. Usually takes a slightly longer period of playing time to open up. Striped ebony is the rarest and most prized of the Macassar ebonies and features a white or tan background with high-contrast black striping. Strong, heavy, and...

What Makes Maple a Great Tonewood?

The craftsmen at Breedlove use two types of maple when crafting instruments with this tonewood: Western bigleaf and Eastern hard rock. Western bigleaf maple (acer macrophyllum) 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. Eastern hard rock maple (acer saccharum) has...

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...

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