Overview

2018 Stage Exotic Concerto E Guitars

Musicians wanting a big, lush sound will be thrilled with this new Stage Concerto design. Its deep lower bout provides a larger sound chamber to deliver more music. The all solid myrtlewood back and sides have replaced the traditional choice between rosewood and mahogany – myrtlewood gives amazing balance among bass, mid and treble tones. This Concerto has a big enough sound to perform through a microphone, but when plugged in, the LR Baggs EAS VTC will deliver exceptional acoustic sound.

2018 Stage Exotic Concerto E Specifications
Body Type Concerto
Neck Wood Mahogany (Okoume)
Solid Wood Top Sitka spruce
Solid Wood Back & Sides Myrtlewood
Top Finish Natural gloss
Back & Side Finish Natural gloss
Fretboard Ebony
# Frets 20
Nut Width 1.687"
Tuners Hardware Gold Closed Gear
Lower Bout Width 16"
Waist Width 9.37"
Upper Bout Width 11.745"
Body Length 20.695"
Body Depth 4" (neck), 5” (tail)
String Gauge D'Addario EXP 17's
Pickup LR Baggs EAS VTC
Bridge Ebony
Binding Ivory color
Inlay Stage diamonds
Case Deluxe gigbag
Scale Length 25.5"
Sound Hole 3.75""
Crafted In China

Body Shape

When we set out to create a guitar that would surpass the classic big body sound of the dreadnought, we didn’t just want it to be loud. We sought to bring out more tonal complexity, and to offer a much more comfortable playing experience, too. Introducing the new Breedlove Concerto, a new guitar shape created to elicit more volume than a classic dreadnought, and more lush, complex tonal resonance in a comfortable body shape that feels just right. Loud, textured, and supremely satisfying.

Breedlove Pinless Bridge

The Breedlove Pinless Bridge helps maintain the integrity of the top by eliminating the need for six drilled string holes. The fewer holes in your soundboard, the more evenly the sound wave can move across the interior, without any loss of energy. The Breedlove Pinless Bridge also provides a gentler string-break angle from the bridge to the top of the saddle, reducing saddle strain. This innovative bridge also makes string changes a breeze, especially on 12 strings. Plus, you’ll never again have to worry about lost, worn-out, or broken bridge pins.

Breedlove Neck

Breedlove guitar necks feature a slimmer neck profile, which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish also contributes to ideal playability. The labor-intensive finish process includes precise finish coat applications, fine sanding, and hand buffing and rubbing.

Top Wood

Sitka spruce, picea sitchensis, originates in the northwest United States. Sitka spruce has been the primary top wood for American-made instruments for decades. It is strong and light with extended harmonic content, and it nearly equals the power of Adirondack. It offers a strong, focused tone with a solid fundamental -- perfect for flatpicking styles. When compared with European spruce, Sitka delivers warmer, more fundamental sound, largely free of overtones. Sitka takes a slightly longer period of playing time to open up. It has a straight uniform grain and coloration ranges from white to pink to light brown.

Back and Side Wood

Myrtlewood offers a strong fundamental with a powerful voice. Grown in the northwest, it is a favorite for many styles of playing and is used primarily for back and sides. Similar to maple, it is clear and bright with superb projection and sustain, and offers a very full and balanced sound. Highly unique, no two sets are alike. Coloration ranges from blonde to taupe.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Breedlove players around the world can attest: With consistent, proper care, your Breedlove will give you a lifetime of service – and inspiration. New Breedlove instruments, purchased through an authorized Breedlove dealer, are warrantied to be free of defects in materials and workmanship throughout the lifetime of the original owner. In addition to materials and workmanship, Breedlove offers a two-year warranty on tuning machines and electronics packages. Cases and bags are subject to a one-year warranty covering defects in structure and hardware. Full details on our limited lifetime warranty are available here.

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