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Exclusive Interview with Ed Roland of Collective Soul

Exclusive Interview with Ed Roland of Collective Soul

Photos and Interview by RA Beattie | Breedlove Stringed Instruments It's a cold, damp fall night in Portland. Despite tough weather, a steadily growing queue of anxious concertgoers coils down the sidewalk outside the Roseland Theater. A couple standing at the front of the line are inquisitive when I approach the doors with my recording gear and cameras. I explain that I'm going to take their spot in line.  I'm here to interview Ed Roland, the lead singer of Collective Soul....

Dustin Lynch Returns with Season 2 of “On The DL”

Season 1 of Dustin Lynch's Video Blog "On the DL" series followed him as he toured the country with one of country music's biggest stars, Luke Bryan.  During the 21 episodes you saw a glimpse of life on the road and how he spent his down time.  During that tour, Lynch gave away several autographed Breedlove Discovery guitars to lucky fans.   He also documented his trip to Bend, which included a fishing trip. While he was in Bend, he also designed a custom...

Breedlove Launches the Journey Series of Brazilian Rosewood Guitars

Breedlove Launches the Journey Series of Brazilian Rosewood Guitars

Photos above of Breedlove Journey Concert FS, left Breedlove Journey Concert Over 50 years ago a few Brazilian rosewood logs were shipped from NE Brazil to a village just outside of Madrid, Spain, and was stored in an open-air warehouse for two decades then sawn into tonewood sets, labeled and left to season for decades more. Brazilian rosewood has long been regarded as the pinnacle of all tonewoods for it's amazing ability to resonate deep, rich, powerful bass notes while still shimmering...

Breedlove Launches Oregon Rogue

Breedlove Launches Oregon Rogue

Spend a few days in the Northwest – among the mountains, in the high desert and along the rustic coastline in breathtaking seascapes, crystal-clear alpine air and dense, lush forests – and your imagination takes flight. At Breedlove, our passion for the outdoors and the natural world are continually influencing the way we design, build and view our instruments. There is a special magic found only in the Northwest, and this magic inspired a series of instruments unlike any other....

C25/ARe Custom Guitar: Concert body with Adirondack & East Indian Rosewood

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. Watch the video. Adirondack Top: Like Sitka, it has strong fundamentals and responds well...

Premier Guitar’s Rig Rundown Featuring Collective Soul

Premier Guitar’s Rig Rundown Featuring Collective Soul

Rig Rundown gives fans an inside look at the gear that touring musicians use.  Past episodes have included Guster, My Morning Jacket and most recently Collective Soul.  The band caught up with PGs John Bohlinger at a tour stop in Nashville to talk about all the electric and acoustic gear they use in the band which includes 1996 Gibson Les Paul Custom, Goodsell amps and, of course, Ed Roland's Legacy Concert  and Legacy 12 String. Collective Soul has been out promoting...

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