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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...

Introducing the Masterclass Concerto

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...

Tonewood Talk: Breedlove’s Wood Librarian on Cocobolo as an Acoustic Guitar Tonewood

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.

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...

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.

Tonewood Feature: Brazilian Rosewood

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...

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