Overview

2019 Discovery Concerto CE Guitars

New for 2019, but available now, we're proud to introduce the larger bodied Concerto to the Discovery Series lineup. Based on the ever-popular Discovery Concert platform, this larger body guitar is bold, beautiful and balanced with a Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, but with additional sound and projection from the Concerto body. Ideal for a player looking for a big body sound with more tonal complexity and comfortable playing experience, this acoustic-electric can be plugged in using the popular Fishman Presys I electronic. Learn more about the tonewoods, body shape and more under the Features tab.

2019 Discovery Concerto CE Specifications
Body Type Concerto
Neck Wood Mahogany (Nato)
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 1.69"
Tuners Hardware Chrome Closed Gear
Lower Bout Width 16"
Waist Width 9.37"
Upper Bout Width 11.745"
Body Length 20.695"
Body Depth 4.29" (Tailblock)
String Gauge D'Addario EXP 17
Pickup Fishman Presys I
Bridge Ovangkol
Binding Black
Inlay Centered dots
Case Standard Gigbag
Scale Length 25.31"
Sound Hole 4"
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 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.

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.

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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We are pleased to present these very detailed specifications for your 2019 Breedlove acoustic guitar, which was designed in Bend, Oregon and crafted in China.

Finish
Top Finish Natural Gloss
Specifications
Body Shape Concerto
cutaway Soft
headstock shape Wave
scale length 643mm
number of frets 20
nut width 43mm
lower bout width 16"
waist width 9.37"
upper bout width 11.745"
body length 20.695"
body depth at neck 100mm
body depth at tailblock 125mm
sound hole diameter 95mm
electronics Fishman Presys I
string gauge D'Addario EXP 17
case Standard Gig bag
Wood and Animal Contents
Top Solid Sitka spruce
Back and Sides Mahogany (Okoume)
neck Mahogany (Nato)
fretboard Ovangkol
bridge Ovangkol
headstock overlay Basswood Rose
body binding Black
fretboard binding None
headstock binding None
bridge truss No
fretboard inlay Centered Dots
nut / saddle PPS

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