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Acoustic Guitar Reviews the New Oregon Concerto E Myrtlewood - Myrtlewood Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Guitar Reviews the New Oregon Concerto E Myrtlewood - Myrtlewood Acoustic Guitar

This review was created by the folks over at Acoustic Guitar magazine. They created a fantastic video to accompany this review, we encourage you to view it here. From the April 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY GREG CAHILL With the recent introduction of the all-myrtlewood Breedlove Concerto, the Oregon-based guitar company became the first large-scale US manufacturer to incorporate this intriguing tonewood in a production line of instruments. But the Concerto also is distinctive for another reason: Breedlove owner Tom Bedell and his team of guitar designers have created a new body shape—which tapers from an impressive five inches deep at the endpin to just under four inches at the joint of the hard-rock maple neck—that produces a big, beautiful sound when coupled with all of that cool, coastal myrtlewood and the company’s computer-aided sound profiling. The result is impressive, given the complexity of the Concerto’s tone. “Two years ago, we began the journey of designing a new guitar body shape that...

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Guitar World Reviews The Breedlove USA Concert Moon Light Sitka-Mahogany

Guitar World Reviews The Breedlove USA Concert Moon Light Sitka-Mahogany

I recently visited the Breedlove factory in Bend, Oregon, and from what I witnessed, I can tell you this: 2017 promises to be a big year for Breedlove. The company will be implementing some notable groundbreaking innovations in sound profiling technology on certain models in their acoustic series that will make many guitarists rethink how their own acoustic compares. Without revealing too much, a great place to hear where Breedlove is headed is by checking out their USA Concert Moon Light Sitka-Mahogany guitar. This beautiful brand new acoustic is part of Breedlove’s Big Sound guitars that puts a great deal of emphasis in note projection and dynamically responsive acoustic tones. The USA Concert Moon Light also features one of the thinnest finishes in their line, delivering a full-bodied acoustic sound in an incredibly easy-to-play guitar.      FEATURES The USA Concert Moon Light is unbelievably lightweight at just over three and a half pounds, and features a razor-thin satin finish that makes the guitar feel...

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Breedlove Journey Concert Reviewed & Listed in Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Top Gear of 2016

Breedlove Journey Concert Reviewed & Listed in Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Top Gear of 2016

In November of 2016 Acousitc Guitar Magazine reviewed the "Top Gear of 2016." Writer Greg Cahill had the following to say of the Breedlove Journey Concert handmade acoustic guitars. From the December 2016 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY GREG CAHILL Playing the Breedlove Journey Concert, you’re 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 guitar features a solid Sitka top). The bass notes have an unmistakable oomph, as if the guitar is outfitted with a subwoofer, and overall, the guitar has a lush, ringing sound that makes putting it down a challenging proposition. Brazilian rosewood guitars of any constructional style are getting harder and more expensive to come by. Thanks to the Journey Concert’s onboard electronics—LR Baggs Anthem TRU-MIC, combining a miniature microphone with a piezo pickup—the guitar sounds warm and detailed. The guitar is highly recommended for anyone wanting to get in the door...

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Music Radar Review: Discovery Concert CE

Music Radar Review: Discovery Concert CE

By Alun Lower October 05, 2015 Acoustic   Alun Lower finds a lot of love this new breed of laid back, all-purpose affordable acoustic. By and large, us guitarists are always looking for more. After all, who among us can claim never to have stared slack-jawed at some hand-built wonder sat just out of reach in the shop, with a price tag stretching nearly the length of the neck? Guitar reviewers are no better, creaking open the case of the latest stunner from Lowden or Patrick James Eggle and spending hours poring over the minutest of detail and attentively listening out for the subtleties arising from the latest innovations in bracing design. But we mustn't forget that sometimes a great guitar feels perfect just for getting the basics exactly right, and that's just what Breedlove is trying to do with the Discovery Concert CE SB. There are no airs and pretences here – no lofty (and fictional) claims of intimate workshop construction, no endorsements from guitarists that are never seen with the guitar after the initial...

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Acoustic Guitar: Pursuit Concert Koa Review

Acoustic Guitar: Pursuit Concert Koa Review

From the October 2016 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM PERLMUTTER One run through Mary Flowers’ “My Bluebird,” a blues in G major, finds Breedlove’s Concert Koa to be well-suited for fingerpicking. Same with J.J. Cale’s “Call Me the Breeze,” with its classic shuffle pattern. The guitar’s ample midrange is nice in this context, with a snap and crispness that lends itself well to palm muting. Those are two songs that I had notated in the August issue of this magazine, and the ease and comfort of the Concert Koa with both shows this instrument can be versatile. You can see why in the construction: It glows with intensely figured and richly colored koa and abalone purfling, and its rosette inlay work. It’s a jewel of a guitar, for sure, and a highly functional tool—no big surprise coming from a forward-thinking guitar maker like Breedlove. The Pursuit Concert Koa is the latest member of Breedlove’s series of affordable guitars designed at the company’s Oregon...

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