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Custom Masterclass Guitar Feature: Red Cedar – Indian Rosewood Concertina (23090)

This custom Masterclass acoustic guitar was recently constructed for Two Old Hippies Nashville, part of the CUSTOM MASTERCLASS BUILD-TO-ORDER PROGRAM.  This Concertina really jumped out at us from the completed custom guitar rack, with it's stunning cedar top. This instrument is just a gem.

About the Concertina Body Shape

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 and watch  video.

About Indian Rosewood

East Indian rosewood has been a favored back tonewood used in stringed instruments for centuries. Known for its efficient transmission of bass tones and bright high notes, it has been the preferred back and sides tonewood since worldwide government restrictions have limited the availability of Brazilian and Madagascar rosewoods. It is often associated with the great dreadnoughts as its projection is loud and clear. East Indian rosewood’s sound contrasts with the midrange of Honduran mahogany…rosewood emphasizing the bass and highs, mahogany most pronounced in the midrange. EI rosewood specific gravity is 0.83 compared with mahogany’s 0.59. EI rosewood’s weight in pounds per cubic feet of 52 contrasts with mahogany’s 37. There are significant differences in the musical characteristics of these two most popular guitar back tonewoods. Many artists will own two instruments – a rosewood and a mahogany – alternating depending on the musical situation. Learn more.

About Red Cedar

Guitars have been one of the most used musical instruments in the world ever since their creation. In recent guitar building history, luthiers have experimented with a wide variety of woods as alternatives to the standard tonewoods which have been used for generations. Red Cedar has emerged as one of the important and interesting top tone woods for players looking for a specific sound. Learn more.

Enter to win your dream Custom Masterclass!

Breedlove is celebrating the introduction of our new Custom Masterclass Build-to-Order Program by giving one lucky contestant the opportunity to win a Custom Masterclass of their design. This is a tremendous occasion to take home one of the finest custom acoustic guitars from our USA Custom Shop in Bend, Oregon. Simply complete and submit the design here and you will be automatically entered to win that instrument at the end of 2018! Only one entry per person. Click here for official rules, terms and conditions. Good luck!