Selecting the Right Acoustic Guitar Case: Gig Bag vs. Hard Case
Many musicians and guitar players dream of traveling and performing in different cities, states and countries around the world. Road trips and traveling can be fun and exciting, but it’s important to consider how traveling will impact your instrument. Most importantly, it’s wise to think about the protection and safety of your instrument as it relates to your guitar case. Unfortunately, not every musician can travel with the most robust and heavy cases on the market. Therefore, it is...
Jul 25, 2016, Care & Maintenance, Instrument Insights, Guitar Resources
Premier Guitar Reviews Breedlove’s Oregon Concert Bourbon and Manzanita
In this short instrument review video, the folks at Premier Guitar Magazine review the Oregon Concert Bourbon and Manzanita. Two new product offerings from Breedlove at Summer NAMM 2016.
Jul 06, 2016, Instrument Insights, Latest News
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...
Apr 15, 2016, Instrument Insights
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...
Apr 02, 2016, Instrument Insights
Selecting an Acoustic Guitar for Beginners
Playing the guitar is a fantastic activity for people of all ages. The beauty of playing guitar is that it’s a skill anyone can learn and enjoy for a lifetime. It’s also something that can be done socially, or alone. The advantage of playing an acoustic guitar versus an electric guitar lies in the simplicity. Unlike an electric guitar which requires amplification and a source of electricity, an acoustic guitar can be played just about anywhere you wish. Also,...
Mar 10, 2016, Instrument Insights
Tips for Beginners | Learn to Play the Guitar
The guitar is a commonly used musical instrument, played by a wide variety of musicians worldwide. The guitar is used in most popular music played and performed today, and is an important instrument in almost every type of genre from blues to folk and jazz. The guitar is categorized in the group of string instruments. The number of strings can vary between 4 and 18, but the most common guitars have 6 steel strings. The two major types of guitars are electric and acoustic guitars. The...
Feb 18, 2016, Instrument Insights