Sound Profiling Breedlove Guitar’s Cocobolo Instruments
Breedlove Guitars is always searching the world over for unique and incredible 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 built with...
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
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