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Breedlove supports “Sing me a story:” The softer side of Summerfest

This video was recently released by Fox News and shows off a charity we support at Breedlove, a great non-profit called Sing Me a Story. Breedlove provides instruments for the Sing Me a Story crew to use on location during recording sessions. When you're down on the Summerfest grounds you may occasionally see random RV's or trailers parked in areas where nothing's really happening. But inside one, something special is happening. There's a local man, some recording equipment and...

Distinctive Dealer Spotlight: South Shore Music

Distinctive Dealer Spotlight: South Shore Music

If you live in Massachusetts, and you love guitars, then you know Breedlove Distinctive Dealer South Shore Music. Get to know them a little bit more. How long have you been a Distinctive Dealer? We have been a Breedlove dealer for about two years, and a Distinctive Dealer for a year and a half. After we had a chance to see what Breedlove had to offer we knew that we wanted more access to custom pieces and the availability to order Masterclass guitars. The guitars are made so well and we were...

What Makes Maple a Great Tonewood?

The craftsmen at Breedlove use two types of maple when crafting instruments with this tonewood: Western bigleaf and Eastern hard rock. Western bigleaf maple (acer macrophyllum) is great for standing out among other instruments. With a powerful fundamental and even harmonics, it is clear and present, but without pronounced peaks and valleys in the harmonic content. It’s a great top wood for strumming and is often used on big-bodied guitars. Eastern hard rock maple (acer saccharum) has...

Distinctive Dealer Spotlight: Bullfrog Music

Distinctive Dealer Spotlight: Bullfrog Music

Bullfrog Music is a Breedlove Distinctive Dealer based in Corvallis, OR.  Owner Kurt Dietrich is not only a performing guitarist, he’s also a repair specialist, and is a familiar face at Breedlove headquarters designing custom instruments.  He recently gave us an insight into his favorite guitars, woods and more! How long have you been a Distinctive Dealer? I have been a Distinctive Dealer for 3 years What is your favorite Breedlove? As far as my favorite production...

Breedlove Dealer Five Star Guitars Named 2016 Oregon Small Business Person of the Year

Five Star Guitars, with stores in downtown Hillsboro and Tanasbourne, has won the Small Business Administration’s 2016 Oregon Small Business Person of the Year Award. This award is presented once a year to the nation’s top small businesses; one from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In making the announcement of the winning businesses, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet said: “These small business owners...

Breedlove receives new shipment of exotic Cocobolo!

The wood procurement team at Breedlove recently received a very anticipated shipment… the arrival of our new supply of Cocobolo! The Breedlove team sourced these astoundingly beautiful and tonally spectacular tonewoods from Cook Woods/Diamond Tropical Hardwoods. The cocobolo (dalbergia retusa) arrived in various grades of acoustic back and side sets, as well as fingerboards, bridge and headplate veneers.  Grades vary from a “Standard” straight grain, “Master”...

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