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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,...

Custom Instrument Feature: Cocobolo & Bearclaw Sitka Spruce Acoustic Guitar

Custom Instrument Feature: Cocobolo & Bearclaw Sitka Spruce Acoustic Guitar

This stunning custom soft-cutaway concert acoustic guitar was crafted with a bear claw Sitka spruce top and exotic cocobolo back and sides. The winged bridge is also crafted from cocobolo. This acoustic guitar was designed and built for The Guitar Sanctuary. About the Concert Body Shape: The Concert is our most popular body shape, favored by players because it is well-balanced, compact, comfortable to play, and offers all the qualities of a great sounding guitar. It generates a wonderfully...

Custom Instrument Feature: “Brown Trout” Concerto Acoustic Guitar

Custom Instrument Feature: “Brown Trout” Concerto Acoustic Guitar

The Breedlove acoustic guitar craftsmen just completed a new and stunning custom guitar designed for our dealer Music Village. This instrument features our new Concerto acoustic guitar body shape without a cutaway, and constructed with Sitka spruce for the top tonewood and exotic myrtlewood from the Breedlove acoustic guitar custom stack. The top, back and sides are finished the high gloss and the body and fingerboard are bound in koa. One of the most unique aspects of this instrument is the...

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...

Custom Acoustic Guitar Feature: A20/POM Port Orford Cedar & “The Tree” Mahogany

Custom Acoustic Guitar Feature: A20/POM Port Orford Cedar & “The Tree” Mahogany

The auditorium acoustic guitar body is crafted with custom stack figured port orford cedar and “The Tree” mahogany back and sides. The guitar is bound in red bloodwood with a Masterclass spoked abalone rosette and bloodwood sound hole purfling. Bloodwood can also be found accenting the tailstrip and heel cap. The hand rubbed semi gloss Honduran mahogany neck boasts a flamed ebony fingerboard which is abound in bloodwood and features Masterclass leaves abalone inlays. It’s...

Custom Instrument Feature: C10/SM Sitka Mahogany Custom Acoustic Guitar

Custom Instrument Feature: C10/SM Sitka Mahogany Custom Acoustic Guitar

This custom concert body shape guitar features a shallow depth and is constructed with master grade Sitka spruce and mahogany. The body is bound in cocobolo and features a cocobolo tailstrip. The hand rubbed semi-gloss mahogany neck features a unique cocobolo fretboard. This custom was designed by and available at Corner Music. Mahogany: Mahogany is a medium-lightweight wood, ranging in color from light brown to dark, primarily used for necks because of the feel and the stability it provides....

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