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Breedlove Unveils Revolutionary New Guitar Body Shape at 2018 NAMM Show

At Breedlove, we design and craft the finest sounding, most comfortable playing, hand-crafted guitars. Instead of adopting traditional body shapes and following the status quo, we blaze our own trails. Breedlove unveiled the new Concertina body shape at the 2018 NAMM show the opening morning, surrounded by guitar enthusiasts, players, dealers, media and other attendees. Above you can see a short behind the scenes video of the unveiling.

The Concertina, new for 2018, is Breedlove’s small body guitar, delivering a surprisingly clear, crisp, loud sound. It’s 12-frets to the body design make it a joy to play. Extensive Sound Optimization engineering has resulted in a body shape that has a bigger sound and is more comfortable to play than a traditional parlor. Learn more about this body shape.

About the Other Breedlove Distinctive Body Shapes

The Concerto, introduced in 2017, is designed using Sound Optimization to deliver the big, lush sound of larger guitars, while being more comfortable to hold and play. Breedlove maintained the defined waist, while significantly increasing the lower bout sound chamber to enable notes to blossom for a more complex sound than the percussive sound of traditional dreadnoughts. Learn more about the Concerto.

The Concert is Breedlove’s original body design. The ideal size for most players with a universal sound chamber that is flexible in accommodating a broad range of playing styles, sounds, and tones. Using Breedlove’s Sound Optimization process, we engineer a broad palate of tonal nuance and playing versatility with Breedlove’s most popular Concert body shape. Learn more about the Concert.