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Breedlove Guitars Craftsman Evan Manthei talks Cocobolo

Breedlove Guitars Craftsman Evan Manthei talks Cocobolo

Evan Manthei has been a craftsman with Bedell and Breedlove since 2010.  Originally working for Bedell Guitars in Spirit Lake, Iowa, when Tom Bedell purchased Breedlove in 2011, Evan made a move to Bend, Oregon and joined the team here.  Originally from Minnesota, he became a fan of stringed instruments at the age of six when he started playing the violin.  At 14 Evan switched to playing the guitar.  He was one of the only craftsmen to come over from Spirit Lake, IA when Tom...

New for NAMM 2017

The Breedlove Guitars team is excited to attened the 2017 NAMM show in January.  We have a large collection of exciting new models and are eager to share them with the music industry! Breedlove Offers Concerto Acoustic Guitar Body in New Guitar Models Comfortable guitar body shape now available in eight models, offering the volume of a dreadnought and complex tonal resonance via Sound Profiling technology  Breedlove Guitars announces new guitar models featuring the Breedlove...

CITIES wood update from Breedlove

The Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) held their annual meeting September 24 - October 4 in South Africa.  In this session, they changed regulations on ALL species of rosewood under the genus Dalbergia and three bubinga species.  These are now listed under CITES Appendix II, effective January 2, 2017. Knowing that Indian rosewood, and rosewoods in general, are a highly traditional tonewood used in guitars, many people are concerned...

The New Concerto Featured in Premier Guitar

The New Concerto Featured in Premier Guitar

Breedlove Stringed Instruments is proud to unveil the Breedlove Concerto, a new body shape that delivers a higher level of guitar resonance, volume and intonation. This new handcrafted guitar shape was designed to elicit the volume of a classic dreadnought, but with more lush, complex tonal resonance and a comfortable form whether sitting or standing. The Breedlove Concerto is crafted from responsibly harvested exotic tonewoods such as myrtlewood, mahogany, rosewood, koa, cocobolo, and...

CITES EXPANDS THE APPENDIX II LISTINGS TO INCLUDE ALL ROSEWOOD, COCOBOLO AND BUBINGA

From Tom Bedell | Owner, Breedlove Guitars | Dec 2, 2016 182 nations have ratified the international treaty called CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species), a convention committed to protecting threatened and endangered plants and animals around the world. It allows for various levels of regulation from a complete ban, for example, on any trade in elephant ivory, to a mere reporting and tracking of vulnerable plants and animals. Enforcement happens at the border of each...

Breedlove’s #SaveAGuitar & She Rocks Announce Contest Winner

Breedlove’s #SaveAGuitar & She Rocks Announce Contest Winner

Needham, MA (October 18, 2016) – The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) and #SaveAGuitar announce guitarist and singer/songwriter Brandy Robinson as the winner of the #SaveAGuitar and She Rocks Awards contest. As the winner, Robinson will have the honor of performing as the opening act for the 5th annual She Rocks Awards on Friday, January 20, 2017, at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.   Robinson has released two albums on her indie record label, GuitarMama Records, and...

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