Overview

Legacy Concerto E Guitars

The Legacy Concerto is an enigma. Its design is beautiful. It is comfortable to play. Its music is sweet, complex and textured. Yet its voice is full, loud and ever-present. The power of the Adirondack spruce top matched with the sweetness of Hawaiian koa results in a unique instrument, different from any you have ever played before. The larger air volume in the lower bout, allows notes to resonate and be enriched by the developing overtones. The Legacy Concerto accommodates heavy strumming, yet sings with a lighter touch, while delivering a warmer louder sound than traditional dreadnoughts.

Legacy Concerto E Specifications
Body Type Concerto
Neck Wood Honduran mahogany
Solid Wood Top Adirondack spruce
Solid Wood Back & Sides Koa
Top Finish Gloss
Back & Side Finish Gloss
Fretboard African ebony
# Frets 20
Nut Width 1.75”
Tuners Hardware Gotoh 381, chrome
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
Pickup LR Baggs Anthem TRU-MIC
Bridge Delta bridge, African ebony
Binding Black
Inlay Legacy knot
Case Deluxe hardshell
Scale Length 25.5"
Sound Hole 3.75"
Crafted In Bend, OR USA

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.

Using our unique new sound profiling technology, we dial in just the right frequency for each piece of exotic tonewood, bringing out its special characteristics so you hear not just volume, but a palette of distinct tonal flavors. Crafted from woods like myrtlewood, mahogany, rosewood, koa, cocobolo, and Brazilian, the Concerto shape lets each wood resonate in a way you’ve never heard before.

Breedlove Neck

Breedlove guitar necks feature a slimmer neck profile, which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. Unlike traditional dovetail neck joints that require major surgery for a neck re-set, it is easy to adjust the play action and neck angle with the Breedlove bolt-on neck and single-action truss rod. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish contributes to ideal playability – the finish process alone takes three days, including precise finish coat applications, fine sanding, and hand buffing and rubbing.

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.

Top Wood

Adirondack spruce has been the choice of bluegrass pickers for decades, and seems to add power to any guitar design. If it’s loud you want, Adirondack is for you. Adirondack is even more dynamic than Sitka spruce, and has a higher ceiling for volume. You can strum an Adirondack-topped guitar aggressively without distorttion or loss of clarity. For the aggressive player who wants volume and clarity without distortion; the player or collector who wants the vibe of a pre-war guitar. Like Sitka, it has strong fundamentals and responds well to either a light or firm touch, but has higher resonance and exhibits a more complex overtone content. Adirondack is relatively heavy, with a high velocity of sound, and has the highest stiffness of all top woods across and along the grain. New-growth Adirondack tends to be wider-grained and more irregular in color and grain patterns, than vintage pre-war Adirondack. Creamy white in color.

Back and Side Wood

One of the most visually stunning woods available, with golden hues and often with dramatic figure. Koa is characterized by a tone that is both clear and sweet. The voice grows over time, from sweet to sweeter. Clear and sweet. The wood “opens up” the more the instrument is played, expanding the midrange, for an even richer, sweeter tone over time. Due to its popularity, it is harder and harder to find top-quality koa. Limited supply has driven up prices in recent years, making koa expensive, and therefore rarely found in production guitars. Has the stiffness and clarity of rosewood, but with the warm, light tones of mahogany. Similar in weight and strength to black walnut. Colors range from brown to gold, with rich and varying grain, tending toward curl or flame figure in old-growth trees. Koa is a fast-growing tropical hardwood, native to the Hawaiian Islands. It requires up to 200 inches of annual rainfall. As a nitrogen fixing plant, it is perfect for growing in the young volcanic soil of the Islands

guitar Portrait

We are pleased to present these very detailed specifications for your 2019 Breedlove acoustic guitar, which was crafted in Bend, Oregon. 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 timely waits with border customs officials.

Finish
Top Finish Gloss
Back and side finish Gloss
Specifications
Body Shape Concerto
cutaway None
headstock shape Wave
scale length 25.5"
number of frets 20
nut width 1.75"
lower bout width 16"
waist width 9.37"
upper bout width 11.745"
body length 20.695"
body depth at neck 4"
body depth at tailblock 5"
sound hole diameter 3.75"
tuners Gotoh 381, chrome
electronics LR Baggs Anthem TRU-MIC
string gauge D'Addario EXP 17's
case Deluxe hard shell
Wood and Animal Contents
Top Adirondack spruce | Picea rubens | United States
Back and Sides Koa | Acacia koa | United States
neck Honduran mahogany | Swietenia macrophylla | Guatemala
fretboard African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Cameroon
bridge African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Republic of Congo
headstock overlay African ebony | Republic of Congo
body binding Plastic
body purfling Cellulose/Plastic
fretboard binding None
fretboard purfling None
headstock binding None
headstock purfling None
bracing Sitka spruce | Picea sitchensis | United States
back strip / side brace Honduran mahogany | Swietenia macrophylla | Guatemala
kerfing Spanish Cedar | Cedrela odorata | Guatemala
bridge plate Eastern hard rock maple | Acer saccharum | United States
neck / tailblock Honduran mahogany | Swietenia macrophylla | Guatemala
bridge truss na
logo Polyester
fretboard inlay Mother of Pearl | Pinctada maxima | USA/Mexico
nut / saddle Bone | Bubalus bubalis| China

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