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The Musical Expedition

The Musical Expedition

Every May, guitar enthusiasts make their way out to Bend, OR for a quest to build the perfect guitar. These enthusiasts have chosen Breedlove Stringed Instruments as their guitar brand of choice. The participants get to attend the Breedlove Factory tour. They learn about the story of the handcrafted guitars and why the tonewoods are important to the sound they seek. Within the Custom Sound Studio, Breedlove offers a handcrafted sound and extended customization options.

In this short film Chuck Johnson, a fine wood specialist, has lead this trip for almost 12 years. Chuck offers education to the group about the fine woods Breedlove has to offer to build instruments. The film follows the build process and the finished product.

Not only can the participants walk away with a guitar, but they leave with longtime friends and an experience that lasts a lifetime. Unfortunately, this annual endeavor celebrated their last hoorah this past May. Chuck is planning to retire in July of this year, but will pursue his dream of playing his custom Breedlove guitar.

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