Overview

Masterclass Concerto E Guitars

We challenged our master craftsmen to create the biggest, boomiest, acoustic guitar ever. With out our breakthrough technology of SOUND PROFILING, it would have been impossible. We started with the stiffest, most dense tonewoods possible: Adirondack red spruce and cocobolo, in the same Dalbergia family as Brazilian rosewood. Not only did we sand each tonewood set to reach a target thickness to maximize its own musical capability, but we married the two to find the synergies that would allow true musical magic to result. With the Concerto's comfortable playing design, we have a larger area for air to move in the lower bout which invites embellishing overtones for a more complex sound. The Masterclass Concerto is a breakthrough in sound and design engineering.

Masterclass Concerto E Specifications
Body Type Concerto
Neck Wood Honduran mahogany
Solid Wood Top Adirondack spruce
Solid Wood Back & Sides Cocobolo
Back & Sides Cocobolo
Top Finish Gloss
Back & Side Finish Gloss
Fretboard African ebony
# Frets 20
Nut Width 1.75”
Tuners Hardware Gotoh 510, gold with ebony buttons
Lower Bout Width 16"
Waist Width 9.37"
Upper Bout Width 11.745"
Body Length 20.695"
Body Depth 4 at neck, 5 at tailblock
String Gauge D'Addario EXP 17's
Pickup LR Baggs Anthem TRU-MIC
Bridge Delta bridge, African ebony
Binding Koa
Inlay Masterclass leaves
Case Ameritage custom

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, textured, and supremely satisfying.

Using our unique new sound profiling technology, we dial in just the right frequency for each piece of exotic tonewood, bringing out its special characteristics so you hear not just volume, but a palette of distinct tonal flavors. Crafted from woods like myrtlewood, mahogany, rosewood, koa, cocobolo, and Brazilian, the Concerto shape lets each wood resonate in a way you’ve never heard before.

Sound Profiling

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. Learn more.

Breedlove Neck

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.

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.

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