Discovery Concert Guitars
Delivering well-balanced tone when played fingerstyle, as vocal accompaniment, or at a full strum, the Discovery Concert is the launching point for Distinctively Crafted Sound in Breedlove's best-selling body shape. This easy-toplay instrument is ideal for entry-level players who want access to the renowned balance, clarity, and sustain of a Breedlove guitar.
- Discovery Concert Specifications
- Body Type Concert
- Neck Wood Mahogany (Okoume)
- Solid Wood Top Sitka spruce
- Back & Sides Layered Mahogany (Okoume)
- Top Finish Natural gloss
- Back & Side Finish Natural gloss
- Fretboard Ovangkol
- # Frets 20
- Nut Width 1.6875"
- Tuners Hardware Chrome Closed Gear
- Lower Bout Width 15.37"
- Waist Width 9"
- Upper Bout Width 11.28"
- Body Length 19.875"
- Body Depth 3.75"
- String Gauge D'Addario EXP 16
- Pickup N/A
- Bridge Ovangkol
- Binding Black
- Inlay Centered dots
- Case Standard gigbag
- Scale Length 25.5"
- Sound Hole 4"
- Crafted In China
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.
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 guitars 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.
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.
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.
So, my luthier tells me it will take a year to restore my 1973 Guild D-35 that I have owned since I was a kid, and the loaner they gave me just didn't cut it, so I went to the GC around the corner for something inexpensive to play, and I run into this Breedlove Discovery Concert. I really didn't want to put it down, so I bought it. It's a month later and I still can't put it down. Granted, it doesn't have the sound of my 40 year old dreadnaught, but it's amazingly playable and the sound isn't half bad. I think I'm going to use it for an on stage and jamming in the park guitar. Yeah, I know it's supposed to be a beginners guitar, and what could be better for a student than an instrument that encourages you to play it. But don't discount it as a 2nd instrument, it could become your secret go to guitar. No bragging rights, just good playing. Try one.
L.A. | 10.23.2017