A reflection on Summer NAMM 2017
We did it, survived another National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) tradeshow. Maybe survived is a little dramatic. While it is certainly a lot of hard work for our trade show team, it is also one of the highlights of our year. Each summer, a small group of our Breedlove staff gets the opportunity to pack up the “best of the best” of our instruments, take them to Nashville, and show them off to the music industry. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly. For our...
Aug 07, 2017, Latest News
USA Concert Daylight E Review
About the USA Series: We crafted the most textured big sound in a Breedlove Concert acoustic guitar ever... in the lightest guitar body possible. Meet the Breedlove USA Series, handcrafted in Bend, Oregon. Sound frequencies travel most efficiently through lighter materials. With this in mind, Breedlove designers sought a solution for the USA Series that would reduce weight and bring the acoustic guitar to life in a player’s hands. Through this search, we achieved the thinnest finish...
Jul 21, 2017, Instrument Insights, Latest News, New & Featured Products
The Blood Diamond of Music Wood Rosewood Dalbergia
A Perspective in the Economic, Cultural, Governmental, and Sustainability Roles In Saving The World’s Rosewood Forests. (Newswire.net -- June 20, 2017) Bend, Oregon -- Understanding the Importance of the Lacey Act Amendments of 2008 and the inclusion of Dalbergia spp. in Appendix II of CITES. Wherever Mother Nature has given a place and its people a natural resource that is coveted by humankind, incentives for over-exploitation and corruption have unfortunately often followed....
Jul 06, 2017, Instrument Insights, Latest News
Premier Guitar Awards Concerto Coveted Premier Gear Award
By Adam Perlmutter | May 01, 2017 The first thing I noticed about the Breedlove Premier Concerto is how eminently playable it is. The neck is shallow, in a very good way, and it’s easy to play complex chord progressions and fast single-note runs, and to bend strings. And though the nut is a wide 1.75”—the specification preferred by most fingerstyle players—it feels almost like playing a nice electric guitar. It sounds terrific, too: airy and resonant, with a cello-like...
May 02, 2017, Instrument Insights, Latest News, New & Featured Products
Musician & Engineer Luke Basile Describes Benefits of Concerto Body Shape
About the Concerto Body Shape When we set out to create a guitar that would surpass the classic big body sound of the dreadnought, we didn’t just want it to be loud. We sought to bring out more tonal complexity, and to offer a much more comfortable playing experience, too. Introducing the new Breedlove Concerto, a new guitar shape created to elicit more volume than a classic dreadnought, and more lush, complex tonal resonance in a comfortable body shape that feels just right. Loud,...
Apr 13, 2017, Latest News, New & Featured Products
Central Oregon Daily’s Breedlove TV Spot
Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson recently toured the acoustic guitar factory in Bend, OR for a first-hand look at how our acoustic guitars are crafted. While we are not able to embed this video, you can view the full interview and TV spot by clicking here.
Apr 04, 2017, Latest News