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How to Make the Choice Between a Nylon or Steel String Guitar?

How to Make the Choice Between a Nylon or Steel String Guitar?

When you first learn to play the guitar, everything seems fascinating. After all, music sets everything in our lives in motion, or so most music lovers believe. It has a certain appeal to it that prompts people to pick up an instrument and learn how to play the guitar. However, as you progress and start understanding its dynamics, you realize that everything isn't as easy as it looks on the surface. When it comes to making the choice between nylon or steel guitar strings, you’ll want...

5 Must-Know Tips for Flying with Your Guitar

5 Must-Know Tips for Flying with Your Guitar

Even though you are legally allowed to take your guitar as a carry on in flight when flying with a guitar, traveling with your guitar can still be a stressful process. The most dreaded thing for musicians is being asked to check it with the rest of the baggage, and your whole flight can be spent worrying about the safety of your instrument. To minimize the stress associated with flying with a guitar, here are 5 tips that can help you fly in peace with your acoustic guitar: 1.   ...

Do You Know Your Acoustic Guitar Body Shapes?

Do You Know Your Acoustic Guitar Body Shapes?

Whether you are a very experienced, intermediate or new guitar player – understanding how different guitar body shapes perform, feel and sound is important when deciding on which guitar to purchase. Do you want to have a guitar that suits your playing style and desired sound? Any musician who wants to play well will say "yes", which means, knowing about your acoustic guitar shapes is essential. Guitar body shapes are crafted differently with specific differences in sound and tone. If you...

Closer Look at Acoustic Guitar Body Shapes

Do you know which guitar body shape is perfect for you and your playing style? Any musician who wants to play and perform to the best of their abilities well will say "yes", which means, knowing about your acoustic guitar body shapes is essential. All guitars are not created equal or crafted the same way and the difference in shapes influence the sound they produce. If you know the sound you want to produce, selecting the perfect body shape is an important part of the decision making process...

Top 6 things to consider when designing a custom guitar

Top 6 things to consider when designing a custom guitar

Designing a custom acoustic instrument with the Custom Sound Studio team in Bend, OR is an amazing experience for guitar enthusiasts. Imagine walking into the private design space and having an entire day to learn about all of the custom options, body shapes and details which go into a custom instrument - then working with the design team to pick out all of the specific tonewoods and distinct elements to make your dream instrument.

5 Easy Songs to Play on Your Acoustic Guitar

We have quite the team here at Breedlove Stringed Instruments. Most are musicians themselves, but more importantly all are lovers of music. We all had to start somewhere when learning to play the guitar, so one of our own, Jeremy Eggert, who has an extensive music history, especially with acoustic guitars, came up with five easy songs to play on your acoustic guitar.

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