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Deschutes Brewery and Breedlove announce Finalists in the Singer/Songwriter Contest

Deschutes Brewery and Breedlove announce Finalists in the Singer/Songwriter Contest

Sep 15, 2014 | News & Events

Breedlove and Deschutes Brewery are excited to annouce the three inalists in the singer/songwriter contest.  You were asked to write a song that was inspired by Deschutes Brewery's flagship brew Black Butte Porter and 14 people took the challenge. The finalists in no particular order are: Mark Ransom - A Song for Porter Lucas Alberg - Oh Oregon (I'll Raise a Glass to You) Eric Stalker - Black Butte   You can check them out a Bend Fall Fest PEAK 104.1 Mainstage Saturday, October 4 at Noon where they will play their orignial song for a panel of judges.  Judges to be announced soon!   The winner will receive a 30 min time slot on Sunday, October 5 from 2:30 - 3:00. For questions please email us at bbpbreedlove@twooldhippies.com

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Guitar Interactive Magazine Review Breedlove Dreadnought CE

Guitar Interactive Magazine Review Breedlove Dreadnought CE

Sep 10, 2014 | News & Events

The Quiteroom_Guitar Review Breedlove Discovery Dreadnought CE Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 28 written by Michael Casswell The American guitar maker  Breedlove produces top-end acoustics  that  are highly  respected and  priced  accordingly. The man hours, materials and the craftsmanship that  go into a Bend, Oregon produced Breedlove come  at price, however, as they do with any high-end instrument, so to cater for the vast majority of players who either can't afford or just can't justify the cost of a US produced guitar,  Breedlove has taken a leaf out of many other US guitar brands and arranged for some lower cost versions of its guitars to be made in China. So far, this isn't very different from  a lot of other  guitars,  like Epiphones, cheap Fenders  and so on.  But this Breedlove Discovery is actually  a really good sounding and playing  instrument for a silly low price - and it will do the job live or in the...

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Vote for your Favorite Song in Deschutes and Breedlove Singer Songwriter Contest

Vote for your Favorite Song in Deschutes and Breedlove Singer Songwriter Contest

Aug 15, 2014 | News & Events

We are excited to share the entries in the Deschutes and Breedlove Singer Songwriter Contest.  One of these lucky entries will win the custom guitar pictured here.  Through a process of voting and a panel of judges three finalists will be chosen.  Those three will play live at Bend Fall Fest in October.  Be sure to check out the videos on YouTube and give a thumbs up to the ones you like the best!  Voting ends September 1.  Visit http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/bbpbreedlove for full information. 

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Breedlove Donates Custom Guitar to Sisters Folk Festival

Breedlove Donates Custom Guitar to Sisters Folk Festival

Aug 06, 2014 | News & Events

Partnering for more than 10 years to bring music education to Sisters, OR Bend, OR (August 6, 2014) – For more than 10 years Breedlove has been providing a custom guitar to the Sisters Folk Festival to be raffled off to raise funds for the Americana Project.  The Americana Project is an innovative music and arts education program with broad community outreach.  Classes each day at both Sisters High and Middle schools provide opportunities for self-expression in music and the visual arts.  Students learn to play guitar, write songs, perform, record and engineer their music.  Through the Community Luthier program, students learn to build custom guitars and ukuleles. “The partnership with Breedlove Guitars has been pivotal in growing and developing the Americana Project and Sisters Folk Festival.  From providing affordable guitars for the schools, materials for the luthier program, gear for the Americana Song Academy for youth, and the Breedlove raffle guitar, they have been steadfast and essential...

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Custom Instrument Profile: Brazilian Rosewood “Butterfly” Guitar

Custom Instrument Profile: Brazilian Rosewood “Butterfly” Guitar

Jul 23, 2014 | News & Events

The craftsmen at Breedlove just finished this really amazing custom CM acoustic guitar. This instrument is over the top! The tonewoods alone are newsworth, but the additional custom options are what make this instrument a truly over-the-top creation. Here's a look at the build components: Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides: Brazilian rosewood is highly desirable, exceptionally rare and heavily regulated. It is regarded as one of the finest tonewoods; hard, stiff, and highly resonant with a glass-like ring that sustains; it has a floral scent, similar to roses, thus the name. A very hard, heavy wood that produces a loud, warm, rich tone, with full deep bases, and brilliant trebles, know for it’s sustain and clarity. Bearclaw Sitka Spruce Top: Bearclaw has a shallow, cross-grain curl that seems to increase cross-grain stiffness. Many luthiers feel that it enhances the tone and sustain of spruce. Strong, focused tone with strong fundamental — perfect for flatpicking styles. Usually takes a slightly longer period of playing time to...

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