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...
Mar 17, 2017, Care & Maintenance, Instrument Insights
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....
Mar 10, 2017, Instrument Insights, Latest News
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