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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...

Distinctive Dealer Spotlight | Moore Music

Distinctive Dealer Spotlight | Moore Music

Breedlove is excited to help you get to know our Distinctive Dealers.  These dealers have the opportunity to carry a select group of Breedlove products and are your go-to for custom instrument orders.     We are proud to feature Moore Music out of Evansville, IN. They have a large variety of Breedlove instruments that you can check out in store or online.   Owner Brett Mulzer shared some of his thoughts about acoustic guitars and Breedlove with us.   How long have you...

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