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...
Feb 09, 2017, Instrument Insights
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...
Jan 17, 2017, Instrument Insights
Introducing the Masterclass Concerto
Breedlove Guitars wanted to create a guitar that surpassed the sound of the traditional dreadnought. Through our Sound Profiling technology, we designed the new Concerto body shape. The new Breedlove Concerto is a scientifically designed new body shape that increases the size of the air chamber in the lower bout, reduces the size of the soundhole for more air compression, and maintains a defined waist for more comfort. The result is a bigger, louder, richer sounding guitar with...
Jan 05, 2017, Instrument Insights
Tonewood Talk: Breedlove’s Wood Librarian on Cocobolo as an Acoustic Guitar Tonewood
Breedlove wood librarian James Mccashen talks about working with cocobolo as a tonewood.
Jan 04, 2017, Instrument Insights
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