Breedlove pioneered the use of sustainable, native Oregon myrtlewood in the guitar world and the stunning instruments in the Oregon series are our best-selling U.S. models.
The top of the line Designed in Bend Artista Series—part of the groundbreaking Organic Collection of superior sounding, all solid wood acoustic electric guitars—represents a remarkable opportunity to invest in the glorious tone and haunting beauty of myrtlewood at a revolutionary price.
Myrtle shines, fusing characteristics of rosewood, maple and mahogany into a unique whole. Visually, dreamily hued in shades of brown, yellow and even feathers and swirls of red and black, it is enchantingly varied, with each resulting instrument bearing its own striking thumbprint. In the Artista Series, myrtle, which Breedlove sources mainly from downed Pacific seacoast trees, is paired with torrefied European spruce, yielding a powerhouse tonal combination, rich in vintage-like sustain and sheer sonic energy.
Garbed in Natural Shadow gloss finishes, Artistas range from the diminutive Concertina to the roaring Concerto, all featuring elegant appointments like premium gold hardware, Natural Sound electronics and slim, fast-playing, long-sustaining Hard Rock maple necks with African ebony fretboards.
True to the Organic Collection ethos of using no clear-cut woods, each tonewood element of the Artista series is sustainably harvested with an eye towards the future health of the planet for our children’s grandchildren. Isn’t it time you stepped up to a professional grade, stage-ready instrument that allows you to express yourself and your concern for the Earth at the same time.