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Troubleshooting Fret String Buzz on an Acoustic Guitar

Troubleshooting Fret String Buzz on an Acoustic Guitar

The seasons can be tough on your guitar.  Changes in humidity and temperature can commonly cause fret buzz. Fret buzz is a buzzing noise that occurs when the string vibrates against one or more of the frets.  Sometimes you can experience fret buzz in the open position, and other times it could be specific strings and/or frets. It’s usually easy to isolate which strings and frets are buzzing.  Generally speaking, if the buzz seems to be only at the 1st fret, that usually...

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...

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...

Tonewood Talk: Breedlove’s Wood Librarian on Cocobolo as an Acoustic Guitar Tonewood

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.

The New Concerto Featured in Premier Guitar

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...

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