The Breedlove Team
What Drives Us
Sound is Our Passion
At Breedlove, we’ve been dreaming, designing and crafting tomorrow’s guitars today for 30 years, right here in Bend, Oregon. We have a fierce pride of place. We breathe the mountain air, we walk in the forest, we talk to the trees. We believe in nature, we believe in music, we believe in community, just like you. Every Breedlove player is unique, inspired. So, we are inspired. We believe you should sing your song. Play Breedlove—play better, sound better, play more.
From your first strum, we’re here, beside you. Your passion is ours and our craft is in your hands. Together, we can make joy. Welcome to Bend. Welcome to the Breedlove family.
Crafting Your Sound
Breedlove Builders & Designers
Spend just a few moments with any Breedlove crafter and you will quickly learn that their passion for music is matched by only one thing, their obsession with guitars. More than a few keep it going after work, hammering frets and shaving braces in home shops, or playing gigs at local hot spots. You will also learn, depending on whom you talk to, the fastest black diamond slope on Mt. Bachelor, a top-secret fly casting eddy on the Deschutes or the most captivating view from the Farewell Bend trail. Even more than the strings, that lust for life and love of nature might just be the most important element in your Breedlove guitar.
Head Product Designer
After nearly 20 years, the chief designer is, in many ways, the walking philosophy of Breedlove. From a young age, Angela Christensen knew she wanted her life to revolve around music. She just wasn’t sure [...]
Craftsman since 2002
Aaron takes great pride in producing instruments that live up to Breedlove’s reputation for impeccable quality. With over a decade in the shop, he’s worked in nearly every phase of the building process. Aaron is [...]
Craftsman since 2006
Even before he joined the Breedlove team, Ryan says he was always “blown away by the quality of Breedlove instruments.” In his current position as product line workshop manager for Breedlove mandolins, Ryan is dedicated [...]
Craftsman since 2011
Scott grew up in the Midwest (born in Indiana), and moved to Bend in 2002. He worked in construction prior to joining the team of craftsmen at Breedlove. He currently works in the neck department, [...]
Craftsman since 1993
Gary has been meticulously handcrafting Breedlove guitars for over two decades, making him one of the most experienced craftsmen in the workshop. He’s worked in every department in the shop, but he chose string-up because [...]
Craftsman since 2010
Evan has a graphic design background and a degree in guitar repair and building from Minnesota State College Southeast Technical. He’s a guitar lover through and through with an artist’s eye, both of which serve [...]
Craftsman since 2014
Erik’s lifelong journey in the music industry has been long traveled, with many interesting turns and transitions. He has logged many hours behind microphones and boards working as an audio engineer, radio DJ, drum tech [...]
Craftsman since 2014
Bradley has been part of the Breedlove finish team for two years, and when not creating stunning instruments enjoys making memories with friends and leaving a positive impression on those around him. Favorite Meal in [...]