Torrefied European Spruce - Myrtlewood

Artista Concertina Natural Shadow CE

A guitar for connoisseurs, yet astonishingly affordable. While the Artista series sits at the top of the Organic Collection line, it still lies within reach, and how. A short scale Hard Rock maple neck, joining the Oregon myrtlewood body at the twelth fret, puts a combination of easy playability, expressive tone and visual beauty right into your hands. Small body guitars are treasured by serious players, and an Artista Concertina Natural Shadow CE—with an arresting high gloss Natural Shadow finish on a torrefied European spruce top—is an investment in joy. The Breedlove difference at its finest!

$1,132.00 MSRP$849.00 Sell Price

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Artista Concertina Natural Shadow CE

Specifications
Body Type Concertina
Neck Wood Hard rock maple
Solid Wood Top Torrefied European Spruce
Solid Wood Back & Sides Myrtlewood
Top Finish Natural Shadow Burst High Gloss
Back & Side Finish Natural Shadow Banded Burst High Gloss
Fretboard African ebony
# Frets 18
Nut Width 1.69"
Tuners Hardware Premium Breedlove Gold w/ Black buttons
Lower Bout Width 14.75"
Waist Width 8.64"
Upper Bout Width 10.828"
Body Length 19.08"
Body Depth 3.25" (neck), 3.93" (tail)
String Gauge D'Addario XT PB Light
Pickup Breedlove Natural Sound (Microsonic VT HD 2-AAA)
Bridge African Ebony
Binding Dark Walnut
Inlay 3mm Brass Dots Offset
Case None
Scale Length 25.0"
Sound Hole 3.875"
Crafted In Designed in Bend, OR USA. Crafted in China.

Artista Concertina Natural Shadow CE

Features

Sustainable & Clear Cut Free
Made from sustainably-sourced exotic and native tonewoods. No clear-cut trees are used in these instruments. Breedlove uses salvaged and individually harvested timber and has deep relationships with responsible suppliers around the globe. As we move towards sustainability across all lines, owner Tom Bedell has visited 15 countries to discover exactly where the wood comes from, how it is selected and harvested, and how this affects the wildlife, the community, the forest and the planet.

Artista Concertina Natural Shadow CE

Guitar Portrait

We are pleased to present these very detailed specifications for your 2020 Breedlove acoustic guitar, which was designed in Bend, Oregon and crafted in China. In addition to dimensions, we have listed every piece of wood in this model: its common name, scientific name, and country where the tree grew. We use no clear-cut wood. We either salvage dead trees or individually harvest to minimize the impact on the forest. You can travel globally with your Breedlove worry free. No permits are needed. That said, it might be helpful to have this information on hand if you are traveling internationally.  We suggest printing out this information and carrying it with your guitar to avoid any misunderstanding or time-consuming waits with border customs officials.

Wood and Animal Contents

Top Torrefied European Spruce/ Picea abies/ Switzerland
Back and Sides Myrtlewood/ Umbellularia californica/ United States
Neck Maple/ Acer saccharum/ Germany
Fretboard African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Republic of Congo
Bridge African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Republic of Congo
Headstock overlay African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Republic of Congo
Body Binding Black Walnut/ Juglans nigra/ USA
Body Purfling Plastic
Fretboard Binding African Ebony/ Diospyros crassiflora/ Republic of Congo
Fretboard Purfling None
Headstock Binding None
Headstock Purfling None
Bracing European Spruce/ Picea abies/ Switzerland
Back Strip / Side Brace European Spruce/ Picea abies/ Switzerland
Kerfing African Mahogany | Khaya senegalensis | Republic of Congo
Bridge Plate Maple/ Acer saccharum/ Germany
Neck / Tailblock African Mahogany/ Khaya anthotheca/ Republic of Congo
Logo Polyester
Fretboard Inlay Brass
Nut / Saddle Bone | Bubalus bubalis | China

Specifications

Body Type Concertina
Cutaway Soft
Headstock shape Wave
Scale Length 25.0"
# Frets 18
Nut Width 1.69"
Lower Bout Width 14.75"
Waist Width 8.64"
Upper Bout Width 10.828"
Body Length 19.08"
Body Depth at neck 3.25"
Body Depth at tailblock 4"
Sound Hole Diameter 3.875"
Tuners Premium Breedlove Gold w/ Black buttons
Electronics Breedlove Natural Sound (Microsonic VT HD 2-AAA)
String Gauge D'Addario XT PB Light
Case None

Finish

Top Finish Natural Shadow Burst High Gloss
Back & Side Finish Natural Shadow Banded Burst High Gloss

Artista Concertina Natural Shadow CE

Versatile Play Style

The Breedlove Play Style system was created to help you, the player, select your sound and playing style. Finding the most appropriate guitar to fit your sound requires finding not only the correct body shape, but the proper tonewood combinations to fit your style of play. Each Breedlove guitar is designed for a specific play style and sound, the Play Style systems assign a playing style icon to each instrument.

V | Versatile Play, Multiple Styles: Breedlove crafts most guitars with a versatile “all-purpose” sound and feel – well balanced between strumming and fingerstyle play.