Exotic Bossa Nova Guitars
For the steel-string player looking to seamlessly cross over to an exquisite collectible nylon-string guitar that is percussive, sweet-toned, and – due to its 14-fret-to-body design, radiused fingerboard, and a slightly narrower nut width – remarkably easy to play. The combination of a sinker redwood top and Brazilian rosewood back and sides make the Bossa Nova a great choice for adding a new voice to a variety of musical styles. This fine instrument along with all other Masterclass, Exotic and Custom Sound Studio Series instruments are available exclusively in the USA through our Distinctive Dealers or internationally through our International Distributors.
- Exotic Bossa Nova Specifications
- Body Type Concert
- Neck Wood Honduran mahogany
- Solid Wood Top Solid sinker redwood
- Solid Wood Back & Sides Solid Brazilian rosewood
- Top Finish Custom gloss
- Fretboard Ebony
- # Frets 21
- Nut Width 1-7/8"
- Tuners Hardware Gotoh 35G
- Lower Bout Width 15"
- Waist Width 9"
- Upper Bout Width 11 1/4"
- Body Length 20"
- Body Depth 3.9"
- String Gauge D'Addario EJ44
- Pickup LR Baggs Anthem TRU-Mic
- Bridge Winged bridge, African ebony
- Binding Bloodwood
- Inlay River of life
- Case Ameritage built
The Breedlove Concert is the original Breedlove shape. It first appeared in 1992, and has been the best-selling Breedlove body shape ever since. Designed specifically for the fingerstylist to be well balanced, compact, and comfortable to play, it generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The unique construction also allows the Concert to sing even at a full strum. If you’re a fingerstylist, or are seeking an instrument to use as vocal accompaniment, this is the shape for you. The Concert is engineered to provide exceptional sustain with a pronounced bass response, both of which can be achieved with a light touch. The graduated top works in harmony with the Breedlove Bridge Truss to provide an even response throughout the lows, mids, and highs, with sustain, and clear, concise, note-for-note projection.
Redwood, sequoia sempervirens, originates in the coastal mountains of Northern California in the United States. Redwood is a dark, beautiful top wood favored by fingerstyle players who appreciate clear upper-harmonic content. Sinker redwood comes from logs that were submerged in an oxygen-free environment, in the bottom of lakes or ocean waters, yielding darker, more striped, and often stiffer and lighter, wood. The tone is bold, punchy, and crisp, with rich, strong overtones. It sounds like a cross between spruce and cedar. Coloration can range from a light pinkish brown to a deep reddish brown.
Back and Side Wood
Brazilian rosewood, dalbergia nigra, originates in Brazil in Mata Atlantica (Forest of Brazil), as well as scattered throughout the Brazilian states of Bahia, Minas, Gerais, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Brazilian rosewood is highly desirable, exceptionally rare and heavily regulated. It is regarded as one of the finest tonewoods in the world: hard, stiff, and highly resonant with a glass-like ring that sustains. It produces a loud, warm, rich tone, with full, deep bases, and brilliant trebles. It also has a floral scent, similar to roses, thus the name. In order to travel internationally with a guitar made from Brazilian rosewood, the player must have paperwork that proves the wood was harvested, and in Europe, prior to the 1964 ban. Brazilian rosewood can vary from brick red and burnt orange to shades of dark brown and violet color with black spidery streaks. It can exhibit straight grain and homogeneous color or wild landscape-like figuration, often compared to spider webbing.
Breedlove graduated tops, featured on select models, contribute stunning balance from lows to highs. How? Graduated tops are slightly thicker on the treble side, balancing the higher energy treble frequencies with the lower energy bass frequencies traveling through the thinner bass side. The result: clearer, cleaner highs and stable, resonant lows. Because no two soundboards are exactly the same, Breedlove craftsmen evaluate each top for stiffness and density, and then graduate it accordingly. The amount of graduation is customized for each individual instrument. The top is sanded to the precise graduated thickness to achieve optimal flexibility and stiffness. This hands-on process is one of the major contributors to the Breedlove sound.
Breedlove guitar necks feature a slimmer neck profile, which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. Unlike traditional dovetail neck joints that require major surgery for a neck re-set, it is easy to adjust the play action and neck angle with the Breedlove bolt-on neck and single-action truss rod. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish contributes to ideal playability – the finish process alone takes three days, including precise finish coat applications, fine sanding, and hand buffing and rubbing.
Breedlove Asymmetrical Headstock
The asymmetrical headstock featured on CM, Concert, Auditorium, and 12-String body shapes isn’t just a pretty design – it’s specifically designed to keep the strings in a straight, even line from the nut to the tuning pegs. The result is even tension, stable tuning, and ease of alternate tuning.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Breedlove players around the world can attest: With consistent, proper care, your Breedlove will give you a lifetime of service – and inspiration. New Breedlove instruments, purchased through an authorized Breedlove dealer, are warrantied to be free of defects in materials and workmanship throughout the lifetime of the original owner. In addition to materials and workmanship, Breedlove offers a two-year warranty on tuning machines and electronics packages. Cases and bags are subject to a one-year warranty covering defects in structure and hardware. Full details on our limited lifetime warranty are available here.