Acoustic Guitar Reviews

Pursuit Drednought Ebony Reviewed in American Songwriter Gear Guide

Pursuit Drednought Ebony Reviewed in American Songwriter Gear Guide

Nov 25, 2014

Written by American Songwriter November 19th, 2014 Breedlove’s Pursuit series includes some wonderful guitars, such as the Dreadnought Ebony Acoustic-Electric. With a gorgeous java ebony laminate back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, and a rosewood fretboard on a neck made of not-often-used nato, the guitar sounds and plays great. A bone nut and bone saddle contribute to the guitar’s balanced tone and even, uniformly-deteriorating sustain. Black binding, black and cream purfling and an abalone rosette set off the wood combination, and the pinless bridge is a nice touch in terms of both aesthetics and logic. The Pursuit Dreadnought Ebony, designed in Oregon and crafted in China, is a high-quality, affordable alternative to more expensive guitars. With an onboard tuner, the guitar uses the Fishman ISYS system for its electronics, and has one of the coolest and most modern features out there today, a built-in USB port to interface with recording software, which is especially useful for quickly saving ideas. It’s hard to...

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Chorder.com Reviews the Breedlove Exotic King Koa

Chorder.com Reviews the Breedlove Exotic King Koa

Oct 16, 2014

Chorder Newsdesk, Thu Oct. 16, 2014, 14:18 EDT Breedlove`s Exotic King Koa hits the stage. A brand new acoustic guitar of the exclusive class is revealed by Oregon-based steel-string master-makers, Breedlove. Breedlove is a brand known for the custom shop level of quality of their instruments, a standard very hard to keep up with. Amazing consistency and unrepeatable style set the Breedlove acoustics and acoustic-electrics apart from the crowd. Aside from the build quality, models of this brand offer memorable and very elegant appearance, along with surprising practicality and ergonomy, a combo very seldom seen. To top it all off, Breedlove guitars offer outstanding playability and unforgettable tone. There is not a player out there who has tried a Breedlove and left it for another guitar. Exotic series is one of the regular series in the catalog and it deals with steel-stringers made of exclusive tonewoods of exotic origin. Almost like a full-fledged custom shop. And the price policy is on the par with the quality. For example, the new...

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Guitar Interactive Magazine Review Breedlove Dreadnought CE

Guitar Interactive Magazine Review Breedlove Dreadnought CE

Oct 09, 2014

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 studio. In fact,...

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Premier Guitar Review: Breedlove Pursuit Bass

Premier Guitar Review: Breedlove Pursuit Bass

Oct 01, 2014

From premierguitar.com Breedlove instruments are known for their distinctive yet classy designs, and the new Pursuit acoustic bass guitar follows suit. The 32"-scale Pursuit streets just under $600, but given its DNA and build quality, you might not guess that at first hold or glance. Its comfortable concert-shaped body consists of a solid Sitka spruce top that’s dressed with a pinless bridge, along with sapele laminate back and sides adorned with attractive tortoise binding on both the top and bottom. The Pursuit is outfitted with a Fishman ISYS+ electronics system that includes a 2-band EQ, phase switch, and onboard tuner, and a built-in USB for direct interface with a variety of recording software. Tonally, the bass delivers good acoustic volume and sustain (especially for a non-jumbo body), but like many acoustic bass guitars, it’ll still have trouble keeping up with dread-wielding guitarists at an acoustic jam. Plugged in, the Pursuit brings a warm and woody blanket of low end that’ll serve both fingerstyle and pick...

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Acoustic Magazine Review: Breedlove Oregon C20 Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Magazine Review: Breedlove Oregon C20 Acoustic Guitar

Aug 04, 2014

April 20, 2014 by Guy Little True to its name, Breedlove shows that there is much to adore with its line of sustainable beauties. Alun Lower falls head over heels…. There’s no denying that sustainable construction is a hot topic in the world of guitar construction, with the prices of legendary tonewoods soaring and some companies like Walden even pledging themselves too 100% FSC-certified materials. Breedlove’s contribution to this movement comes in the form of a special line of sustainably-built instruments made with tonewoods sourced in the Pacific Northwest. This is then partnered with Breedlove’s usual assortment of modern appointments, resulting in a guitar that on paper should find itself poised to impress on both a visual and sonic level. But where some see sustainable building as responsible, others are bound to see it as a potential compromise, so the C20/SMYE is inevitably going to have to work extremely hard to impress. Build Quality One of the things I have long admired about Breedlove as a guitar...

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