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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....

Premier Guitar Awards Concerto Coveted Premier Gear Award

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...

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,...

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.

Tonewood Talk: Brazilian Rosewood

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....

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...

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