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Premier Guitar Awards Concerto Coveted Premier Gear Award

Premier Guitar Awards Concerto Coveted Premier Gear Award

By Adam Perlmutter | May 01, 2017 The first thing I noticed about the Breedlove Premier Concerto is how eminently playable it is. The neck is shallow, in a very good way, and it’s easy to play complex chord progressions and fast single-note runs, and to bend strings. And though the nut is a wide 1.75”—the specification preferred by most fingerstyle players—it feels almost like playing a nice electric guitar. It sounds terrific, too: airy and resonant, with a cello-like...

Custom Instrument Feature: Exotic Cocobolo & Sinker Redwood Acoustic Guitar

Custom Instrument Feature: Exotic Cocobolo & Sinker Redwood Acoustic Guitar

This concert body guitar features standard body depth crafted with exotic cocobolo and sinker redwood. With a soft cutaway to access the higher notes, it is bound in red bloodwood and features a linear fusion inlay and spoked abalone rosette. This stunning cocobolo custom instrument was designed and built for Bullfrog Music. The 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...

Caring for Your Acoustic Guitar in Spring

Caring for Your Acoustic Guitar in Spring

A common question we get here at Breedlove, and a topic always top-of-mind for the thoughtful acoustic guitar owner, relates to the care and maintenance of an acoustic guitar as we transition from one season to the next. Just like the change from fall to winter, the changeover from cold winter days to warmer spring days is a good time to pay a little attention to your acoustic guitars and get them in shape for the coming warmer months. Especially if you have a collection of custom acoustic...

Tonewood Talk: Brazilian Rosewood

Tonewood Talk: Brazilian Rosewood

In January, we introduced you to James, our Wood Librarian.  He shared some of his thoughts on Cocobolo and what it's like to working with the unique wood.  You can read that story here. This month, we are switching gears and talking to James about Brazilian rosewood. Q: What do you love about Brazilian rosewood? A: I love the way it looks! It comes in an array of browns, with an immense amount of character in the way the grain flows. The best part though is the sapwood....

Troubleshooting Fret String Buzz on an Acoustic Guitar

Troubleshooting Fret String Buzz on an Acoustic Guitar

The seasons can be tough on your guitar.  Changes in humidity and temperature can commonly cause fret buzz. Fret buzz is a buzzing noise that occurs when the string vibrates against one or more of the frets.  Sometimes you can experience fret buzz in the open position, and other times it could be specific strings and/or frets. It’s usually easy to isolate which strings and frets are buzzing.  Generally speaking, if the buzz seems to be only at the 1st fret, that usually...

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...

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