A Breakthrough in Achieving Distinctively Crafted Sound
With the goal of crafting the world’s finest guitars, we have applied breakthrough technology that takes sound creation to a whole new level. The debut of our 2017 BIG SOUND instruments reveals the results from work by leading experts, research institutions and our own experimentation. We’ve advanced the creation and projection of sound and complexity of tone by working with—instead of against—the variability in the woods from forests around the world.
Music wood varies substantially among species, within trees of the same species and within an individual tree. Each tree has its unique life span experience. There is as much as a 30% variance in the density and frequency of tonewood cut to the same dimension within the same tree.
Most guitar production companies ignore these complex inconsistencies, cutting their tops and backs to a uniform, pre-determined dimension. At Breedlove, we embraced a far more complicated process, setting a new standard aimed at getting the most music out of every instrument we build. We have learned to capitalize on variation, developing exclusive technology: Breedlove SOUND PROFILING.
Intelligent Sound: Breedlove SOUND PROFILING
Here’s how it works: We activate the three modes through tapping a tonewood set. This activates the set’s frequency readings, which are captured in a computer program. Through this analysis, we learn precisely the thinness to target for each individual soundboard to reach a designated frequency.
Ideally pairing the top with the back requires SOUND PROFILING backs to a targeted weight to achieve that magical higher frequency. The ultimate goal is a Fundamental Resonance Frequency that maximizes the instrument’s efficiency in producing pronounced sound and more textured tone. Amazingly, we have achieved both a bigger sound and projection, but also more beautiful sounding complex notes.
Breedlove SOUND PROFILING has been applied to every BIG SOUND guitar made in Bend, Oregon. We have created new specifications on every model and, as a result, have dramatically enhanced the sound projection and tonal complexity on all of our USA-crafted guitars.