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Custom Masterclass Guitar Feature: Sitka Spruce and Koa 23091

Custom Masterclass Guitar Feature: Sitka Spruce and Koa 23091

This stunning little Custom Masterclass was recently completed in the custom shop in Bend, Oregon. The top is Sitka Spruce and the back and sides are figured Koa! About Koa: One of the most visually stunning woods available, with golden hues and often with dramatic figure. Koa is characterized by a tone that is both clear and sweet. The voice grows over time, from sweet to sweeter. Clear and sweet. The wood “opens up” the more the instrument is played, expanding the midrange, for an...

Custom Acoustic Guitar Feature: Custom Concert Sitka Spruce - Walnut 23204

Custom Acoustic Guitar Feature: Custom Concert Sitka Spruce - Walnut 23204

About Walnut: We source our highly figured claro walnut, Juglans hindsii, right here in Oregon. Walnut is a beautiful heartwood that ranges from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. The colors can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. The sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white. Some of the most stunning Breedlove custom guitars have been crafted with walnut back and sides – on occasion, even walnut tops. Learn more about the tonewoods....

Acoustic Guitar Reviews the Oregon Concertina

From the March 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM PERLMUTTER When Breedlove introduced its first original body style, the Concert, more than 25 years ago, it delivered a medium-sized instrument that was ideally sized and voiced for a wide range of guitarists and playing styles. The Oregon-based company has recently branched out with new designs at opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of size. Last year saw the introduction of the Concerto, Breedlove’s...

Custom Guitar Feature: Unreal Cocobolo Concert with Adirondack Spruce Top

Custom Guitar Feature: Unreal Cocobolo Concert with Adirondack Spruce Top

At the Breedlove custom acoustic guitar shop, we are lucky to see a wide variety of truly special and outstanding custom guitars. Cocobolo is always a favorite from a sound and aesthetic standpoint. This custom concert with cocobolo back and sides, Adirondack top, is next level. The sapwood is tremendous. The figure below the sapwood is just over the top amazing. This instrument is a real powerhouse when played. The Adirondack top is very powerful, especially combined with the tone of the...

Guitar Player Magazine Reviews Legacy Concertina Acoustic Guitar

In this clip, Guitar Player FRETS editor Jimmy Leslie demos the latest from Breedlove—the Editors' Pick Award-winning Legacy Concertina E. With 12-frets to the body, the Breedlove Legacy Concertina E features a smaller body type that projects a big sound, along with a salvaged Solid Sitka spruce top and Cocobolo back and sides.  The guitar features Breedlove’s Sound Optimization process, enabling the builders to sand dense hard woods to a thinness that delivers amazing...

Rainmaker Studios Reviews the Concertina Body Shape

In this short video with audio engineer and Breedlove artist Luke Basile, Rainmaker Studios reviews the Breedlove Concertina acoustic guitar body shape. 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...

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