Oregon C20/SMYe Guitars
Our Concert body with myrtlewood back and sides- combined with our newest brace pattern- will appeal to the eyes ears hands and hearts of all players.The Breedlove Oregon series guitars are 100% hand crafted in Bend, Oregon USA using all solid and sustainable tone woods sourced in the Pacific Northwest. The Oregon series guitars set a new standard for owning an American Made instrument. The Concert body shape is Breedlove’s best selling and most awarded shape so for the Oregon C20/SMYe, indigenious Myrtlewood is used for the back and sides and Sitka Spruce has been selected for the top. This combination produces a powerful, clear tone that makes it one of the best recording guitars available giving you with an impressive balance and volume, especially in the mid range. Other appointments include black binding, Herringbone rosette and top purfling, and Ebony fretboard and pinless bridge. For amplification the exclusive Fishman Ultra-tone electronics package is included allowing you the opportunity play solo or perform to thousands.
- Oregon C20/SMYe Specifications
- Body Type Concert
- Neck Wood Hard rock maple
- Solid Wood Top Sitka Spruce
- Solid Wood Back & Sides Myrtlewood
- Top Finish Hand Stain Gloss Top, Semi Gloss Body
- Fretboard Ebony
- Nut Width 1-3/4"
- Tuners Hardware Breedlove Nickel
- String Gauge EXP 16 - Light
- Pickup Fishman Ultra-Tone
The Concert is our most popular body shape, favored by players because it is well-balanced, compact, comfortable to play, and offers all the qualities of a great sounding guitar. It generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The Concert works well when played fingerstyle, as vocal accompaniment, or at a full strum.
Sitka spruce is grown in the northwest, and has been the primary top wood for U.S.A. instruments for many decades. It is strong, light, and gives an extended harmonic content and nearly equals the power of Adirondack.
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.
Hand Shaped Neck
"Breedlove craftsmen often say, "No neck feels better than a Breedlove neck.” They may be a
bit biased, but industry insiders agree. Here’s our big secret: hands-on sculpting. After basic machining, each Breedlove neck goes through a comprehensive, build and finish process, starting with the hand shaping of each and every neck. Next, the perfectly sculpted neck heads into the finish process where it receives a wash coat and sealer. Then, over a three-day period, multiple finish coats are applied, and the neck is level sanded. In the final stage, we perfect the finish by hand-buffing it and rubbing it down to achieve exactly the right thickness for
perfect action and playability. "
"Out of the Box" Perfection
Our comprehensive quality control process provides the player with an instrument that will play perfectly right out of the box. How? Prior to shipment, every Breedlove instrument undergoes a rigorous 25-to-30-point inspection in Bend, Oregon by our expert U.S. Quality Control Team. We start with a visual inspection: checking aesthetic and structural elements of the body, and all components, for flaws. Next, each guitar is tuned and undergoes a play test, where our craftspeople check nut height, relief, action, and string height. Based on the results of the play test, we then adjust for maximum playability. Next, each instrument is buffed and polished by hand with painstaking attention to detail. Once the instrument has passed inspection, a signed QC sticker is placed, and the instrument is carefully packed and shipped.
With consistent, proper care, your Breedlove will serve you well and will be an inspiration in your musical pursuits. Breedlove players all over the world will attest to this. New Breedlove instruments are warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship throughout the lifetime of the original owner and the instrument must have been purchased through an authorized Breedlove dealer. In addition to materials and workmanship, Breedlove offers a 2-year warranty on tuning machines and electronics packages. Cases and bags are subject to a 1-year warranty covering defects in structure and hardware. Full details of our Limited Lifetime Warranty are available here.