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 with treble tones. With the half centuries worth of natural aging, this Brazilian collection has given Breedlove the cream of the crop. All legally documented.
Breedlove is building two limited edition models of 50 each, Breedlove Journey ($5332 MSRP) and Breedlove Journey FS ($6,665 MSRP). These concert instruments are designed for completely different playing styles and sound, confirming Breedlove’s mastery of Distinctively Crafted Sound.
The Breedlove Journey Concert is designed to deliver powerful, robust sound. It takes full advantage of the Brazilian's character, delivering highly present bass tones much as a woofer does for a sound system. There is little subtlety with this instrument. The more a musician dives into the Breedlove Journey, the more it will respond. The salvaged Sitka spruce top is paired perfectly allowing for tonal balance and, most importantly, tonal range. The Breedlove Journey truly comes alive the second it is played.
The Breedlove Journey FS Concert is a true sweetheart, designed for fingerstyle play to deliver note-for-note warmth and beautiful sound. Breedlove concert body fingerstyle guitars are known for their tonal spectrum and volume balance. Innovations like a graduated top, the Breedlove bridge truss system, asymmetrical headstock and the winged pinless bridge have all contributed to the unique Breedlove fingerstyle sound.
With the Breedlove Journey FS Concert Breedlove has gone to two extremes to create our most incredible fingerstyle guitar yet. The tops are salvaged redwood. With Breedlove's bridge truss system the graduation and thinness of the redwood tops are finessed to create amazing resonance while still supporting the integrity of the tops. This allows the redwood to resonate longer allowing each note to swell and deliver a warmth that is rich and beautiful to the ear. Pairing this with aged Brazilian rosewood, which is the world's most efficient tonewood for reflecting the lower energy bass notes in balance with the higher energy treble tones, the ensuing voice of the instrument is one by which all other acoustics will be judged.
You can find the Journey at your local dealer