Oregon Concert Guitars
For the musician seeking well-rounded balance with the unique look, midrange fullness, depth, clarity, and liveliness of locally sourced myrtlewood. A surprising Breedlove crafted from Northwest tonewoods, the Oregon Concert is wonderfully alive with tone. The hard rock maple neck, myrtlewood body, and Sitka spruce top combine to deliver accentuated depth and clarity across the tonal spectrum.
- Oregon Concert Specifications
- Body Type Concert
- Neck Wood Hard rock maple
- Solid Wood Top Solid Sitka spruce
- Solid Wood Back & Sides Solid myrtlewood
- Top Finish Semi-gloss with toner
- Fretboard Ebony
- # Frets 20
- Nut Width 1-3/4"
- Tuners Hardware Breedlove, nickel
- Lower Bout Width 15"
- Waist Width 9"
- Upper Bout Width 11 1/4"
- Body Length 20"
- Body Depth 3.75:
- String Gauge D'Addario EXP 16
- Pickup LR Baggs EAS VTC
- Bridge Delta bridge, African ebony
- Binding Black
- Inlay Centered dots
- Case Deluxe hardshell
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.
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.
The asymmetrical headstock is featured on CM, Concert, Auditorium, and 12-String body shapes. This headstock isn’t just a pretty shape – 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.
Back and Side Woods
Myrtlewood, umbellularia californica, formerly oreodaphne californica, originates in the western United States in Northern California and Oregon. Myrtlewood offers a strong fundamental with a powerful voice. Similar to maple, it has a clear and bright voice with superb projection and sustain, and offers a full and balanced sound. A versatile non-traditional tonewood, it is a favorite for many styles of playing. Myrtle has very unique and widely varied figure – no two sets are alike. Coloration ranges from blonde to taupe.
Sitka spruce, picea sitchensis, originates in the northwest United States. Sitka spruce has been the primary top wood for American-made instruments for decades. It is strong and light with extended harmonic content, and it nearly equals the power of Adirondack. It offers a strong, focused tone with a solid fundamental -- perfect for flatpicking styles. When compared with European spruce, Sitka delivers warmer, more fundamental sound, largely free of overtones. Sitka takes a slightly longer period of playing time to open up. It has a straight uniform grain and coloration ranges from white to pink to light brown.
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.
The Breedlove Oregon Concert model is the winner of the 23rd Annual MMR Dealers Choice Award for Acoustic Guitar of the Year. Open to current subscribers of MMR only, the voting for the 23rd Annual MMR Dealers Choice Award was concluded on Wednesday November 18th. And results were tabulated in-house that same evening. The winners will be announced in the upcoming December 2015 issue of MMR, and the awards will be presented to each of the winning companies at their booth during the 2016 Winter NAMM Show. Being the recipient of an MMR Dealers Choice Award is a great distinction in recognizing a company’s unparalleled commitment to value and quality. Learn more about the Oregon Concert model. - See more.
MMR | 12.01.2015
Guitar Center visited the Breedlove booth at the 2016 Winer NAMM show and recorded this video review of the Oregon Series instruments.
Guitar Center | 02.01.2016
Worship Guitar Magazine recently reviewed the Oregon Concert, voted 2015 Acoustic Guitar of the year, and Aaron Lehman goes into grate detail in the review. He also awarded the Oregon Concert 9.2 out of 10! Check out the full review below.
By Aaron Lehman , June 30, 2016 | From worshipgtr.com
I have owned a Breedlove Atlas Series C250CR for the past 7+ years and it has been an absolute tank of an acoustic guitar. I have had a very strong love of Breedlove guitars ever since I sold them 5 or so years back at a music store I managed. They have always been extremely well built and more affordable than everything out there... Read more.
I am amazed with the full tones and unamplified volume created by the Myrtle wood. The neck fits like a glove in my hand, a smooth playing instrument. The myrtle wood also makes this a piece of art when I am not playing it.
Ray | 07.15.2014
I've always felt that Ed Gehard is on my short list of best pickers and it's because of Ed that I first saw your instruments. Back in February I was riding my Triumph home from work and a was broadsided by a car that ran a stop sign breaking my ribs, four bones in my back fracturing my C-1 in my neck and just about destroying my right foot. I just got back to my job again Monday and after working for four hours I thought that I deserved a gift for surviving and went out to find a Eastman E20. The two dealers in town had sold out their stock this weekend here in Austin so feeling bad I stopped by the Guitar Center on the way home and saw a Oregon Concert on their wall. I now know it was fate that I didn't see or play what I was looking for because I now own the finest guitar in the world. Thank you for creating the perfect instrument.
Jay | 07.18.2014
I have been playing since I was a kid and got my first 70's Nagoya from a local thrift shop.
Since then I have bought more than a couple guitars, all acoustic, and mostly ibanez or takamine. I have really been wanting to get into more fingerstyle/percussive style pieces and didn't have an instrument that really fit the bill.
The Breedlove Oregon Concert is exactly what I was looking for. I played a Taylor and a Martin at a similar price point and the difference is substantial. This guitar blew them away! Any fingerstyle/percussive player that is looking for their next instrument should look no further. Made in America and the Myrtlewood really adds a unique tone to the instrument.
Ryan | 05.18.2016
I recently splurged on a Oregon Concert Series Breedlove with Spruce front and Myrtle wood body. I never thought I would buy a good guitar, I've always played knockoffs but I love the sound and the body style. It fits me perfectly, I'm a small woman, and the guitar is the perfect size for me. The action is perfect and I love how this guitar sounds plugged in to the pickup. The interior adjustments are cool too. The blonde myrtle wood is so pretty, I name her Daisy. My next purchase will be a Breedlove cut away. I am not as concerned about the fancy woods, or inlays, I just love a simple, Made in Oregon guitar and I really appreciate that I could buy a Breedlove.
Noëlle | 09.06.2016