Acoustic Guitar Reviews the Journey Concert Acoustic Guitar
May 17, 2016 | Acoustic Guitar | By Adam Perlmutter Review: Breedlove’s Journey Concert Brazilian Rosewood Is a Tonewood Treat When I first played Breedlove’s new Journey Concert, I was reminded of the depth of sound that a set of Dalbergia nigra—or Brazilian rosewood—back and sides lends to a steel-string acoustic guitar. The bass notes have an unmistakable oomph, as if the guitar is outfitted with a subwoofer, and overall, it’s lush, ringing sound makes putting it down a challenging proposition. A Rare & Coveted Tonewood Brazilian rosewood was the tonewood of choice for the backs and sides of guitars by Martin and other makers from the 1800s through the 1960s, when supplies grew thin due to overharvesting. In 1969, Martin discontinued the use of Brazilian rosewood in favor of Indian rosewood, and since then the company has used Brazilian only for it’s occasional limited-edition series, as have other guitar makers. In 1992, Brazilian rosewood was added to the CITES treaty (the Convention on...
Guitar World Review: Paul Riario Demos Breedlove’s Pursuit Concert Koa Guitar
Posted 04/27/2016 by Guitar World Staff. In this new video, Guitar World's Paul Riario demos Breedlove's Pursuit Concert Koa acoustic model. For musicians seeking amazing power with a clear and sweet tone, acoustically and plugged in, the Pursuit Concert Koa is a true reflection of Breedlove’s distinctively crafted sound. Its solid koa top and koa back and sides “open up” the more the instrument is played, expanding the midrange, for an even richer, sweeter tone over time. The stunning beauty of the figured koa make the Pursuit Concert KK a work of art as well as an extraordinary musical instrument. Includes built-in Fishman Isys + USB port for amplification and easy interfacing with recording software.
Guitar Tricks Pursuit Koa Review
By Dave Celentano | Guitar Tricks For the last 25 years Breedlove, an acoustic guitar manufacturer from Bend, Oregon, has steadily built a reputation with dealers and musicians for making award-winning stringed instruments. Their latest addition is no exception. The new, limited edition Pursuit Concert Koa has received raving reviews ever since its debut at the 2016 Winter NAMM Show, and deservingly so. This guitar is for musicians seeking a high-quality, reliable instrument that not only has delicious tone acoustically and while plugged in, but also looks like an elegant piece of art (and won’t break the bank!). The Koa top, back, and sides are stunningly beautiful. More importantly, the solid top and unique truss support system guarantee a guitar that will last a lifetime with tone that improves through the years. FEATURES The guitar incorporates two ingenious Breedlove designs: a graduated top that’s thinner on the bass side and thicker on the treble, and a proprietary bridge truss system that helps neutralize string...
Breedlove Legacy Concert LTD Review
From guitarplayer.com | 2.19.16 | Matt Blacknett If you’ve ever paired the perfect wine with the perfect cheese, chocolate, or steak, you know how that combo can elevate both of the components to an almost orgasmic state—one that is infinitely greater than the sum of the two parts. That’s what Breedlove is attempting with their Legacy series: clever pairings of tonewoods to not only bring out the best of both but to also complement each body style the woods are used in. The Legacy Concert LTD is one such recipe, and it’s a stunner, both visually and sonically. The ingredients—solid Koa for the back and sides and solid Sitka spruce for the top—result in a gorgeous caramel burst on the front and beautiful figuring on the back. The look is made even sexier with the sensual curves of the concert-sized body, the gentle cutaway, and the subtle and pretty abalone rosette. The cool headstock caps it all off—definitely one of the more eye-catching non-traditional designs. I tuned up the Legacy with the...
Breedlove Journey Concert Guitar Review from GearOrgrapher
Once a year people from all over the world gather in Anaheim to celebrate the musical arts at the National Association of Music Merchants. I traversed the wonders of this show and this is some of the cool stuff I was able to discover. I stumbled upon the Breedlove line of guitars and quickly realized I was onto something incredible. These guys go find and salvage fallen Redwoods and Brazilian Rosewoods and turn them into the most phenomenal sounding guitars. The one I featured is the Journey Concert series because it was not only beautiful looking, but man did it sound great. The top is salvaged Redwood which is paired with aged Brazilian Rosewood. They can also custom hand-tune each individual guitar to its wood’s frequency potential. Basically: they know their wood, and they know how to unlock the highest potential of each guitar they build. Review by Tucker Allen.