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Breedlove Guitars Craftsman Evan Manthei talks Cocobolo

Breedlove Guitars Craftsman Evan Manthei talks Cocobolo

Evan Manthei has been a craftsman with Bedell and Breedlove since 2010.  Originally working for Bedell Guitars in Spirit Lake, Iowa, when Tom Bedell purchased Breedlove in 2011, Evan made a move to Bend, Oregon and joined the team here.  Originally from Minnesota, he became a fan of stringed instruments at the age of six when he started playing the violin.  At 14 Evan switched to playing the guitar.  He was one of the only craftsmen to come over from Spirit Lake, IA when Tom...

Custom Instrument Feature: “Brown Trout” Concerto Acoustic Guitar

Custom Instrument Feature: “Brown Trout” Concerto Acoustic Guitar

The Breedlove acoustic guitar craftsmen just completed a new and stunning custom guitar designed for our dealer Music Village. This instrument features our new Concerto acoustic guitar body shape without a cutaway, and constructed with Sitka spruce for the top tonewood and exotic myrtlewood from the Breedlove acoustic guitar custom stack. The top, back and sides are finished the high gloss and the body and fingerboard are bound in koa. One of the most unique aspects of this instrument is the...

Musician Brett Perkins: New Year. New Music.

Musician Brett Perkins: New Year. New Music.

With a new year brings about new music, and with new music brings new sounds. Ring in 2017 with the new music from Nashville based worship artist / song writer, Brett Perkins. The Cross Made a Way, releasing January 13,is a fusion mix of indie, alternative rock, and electronic vibes ensuring a fresh approach to the honest and revealing message of grace, redemption, and hope. The Cross Made a Way - EP was a response to a conviction Brett had to tell a story with his music. There is something...

New for NAMM 2017

The Breedlove Guitars team is excited to attened the 2017 NAMM show in January.  We have a large collection of exciting new models and are eager to share them with the music industry! Breedlove Offers Concerto Acoustic Guitar Body in New Guitar Models Comfortable guitar body shape now available in eight models, offering the volume of a dreadnought and complex tonal resonance Breedlove Guitars announces new guitar models featuring the Breedlove Concerto, a proprietary body shape that...

CITIES wood update from Breedlove

The Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) held their annual meeting September 24 - October 4 in South Africa.  In this session, they changed regulations on ALL species of rosewood under the genus Dalbergia and three bubinga species.  These are now listed under CITES Appendix II, effective January 2, 2017. Knowing that Indian rosewood, and rosewoods in general, are a highly traditional tonewood used in guitars, many people are concerned...

Introducing the Masterclass Concerto

Introducing the Masterclass Concerto

Breedlove Guitars wanted to create a guitar that surpassed the sound of the traditional dreadnought. The new Breedlove Concerto is a new body shape that increases the size of the air chamber in the lower bout, reduces the size of the soundhole for more air compression, and maintains a defined waist for more comfort. The result is a bigger, louder, richer sounding guitar with complex, textured tone. Cocobolo is one of those woods that, when cut to a dimension, can feel heavy and dampens quickly....

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