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...
Jan 12, 2017, Latest News
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....
Jan 05, 2017, New & Featured Products
Tonewood Talk: Breedlove’s Wood Librarian on Cocobolo as an Acoustic Guitar Tonewood
Breedlove wood librarian James Mccashen talks about working with cocobolo as a tonewood.
Jan 04, 2017, Latest News
The New Concerto Featured in Premier Guitar
Breedlove Stringed Instruments is proud to unveil the Breedlove Concerto, a new body shape that delivers a higher level of guitar resonance, volume and intonation. This new handcrafted guitar shape was designed to elicit the volume of a classic dreadnought, but with more lush, complex tonal resonance and a comfortable form whether sitting or standing. The Breedlove Concerto is crafted from responsibly harvested exotic tonewoods such as myrtlewood, mahogany, rosewood, koa, cocobolo, and...
Dec 22, 2016, Latest News, New & Featured Products
Artist Ashley McMillen performs in NYC at Lincoln Center as NewSong Music Finalist
Now in its 15th year, the NewSong Music Award is one of North America's most respected and prestigious performance and songwriting showcases and competitions. NewSong Music garners thousands of submissions annually and is proud to announce that previous winners and standouts include Ingrid Michaelson, Max Hatt/Edda Glass, Meghan Trainor, Rachael Kilgour and Grace Potter. On December 10, 2016, Ashley McMillen will perform as 1 of 12 finalists at Lincoln Center in New York City. She...
Dec 14, 2016, Artist News
Artist John Tracy Releases New Holiday Album “Magical Memories”
Music For Peace – (Charlottesville) performing songwriter John Tracy releases new Holiday album and music video to help promote peace, harmony and family values. In a time when our world is seeing increasing unrest, discord and division, performing songwriter John Tracy hopes his new Christmas CD and related music video will rekindle the magic of the Season and those feelings of peace and hopefulness we seek during this time of year. John Tracy is known for expressing his raw...
Dec 08, 2016, Artist News