Overview

Oregon Concert 12-String E Guitars

The combination of the myrtlewood top with the Breedlove Bridge Truss allows for the Oregon Concert 12-String to create a symphony of music to fill any room or concert hall. With the asymmetrical headstock equalizing string tension, the Delta pinless bridge making it easier to change strings, and the bridge truss lessening overall string tension, the Oregon Concert 12-String is one of the easiest to play and best sounding 12-strings ever.

Oregon Concert 12-String E Specifications
Body Type Concert
Neck Wood Eastern hard rock maple
Solid Wood Top Myrtlewood
Solid Wood Back & Sides Myrtlewood
Top Finish Gloss
Back & Side Finish Semi-gloss
Fretboard African ebony
# Frets 20
Nut Width 1.875”
Tuners Hardware Breedlove, nickel
Lower Bout Width 15.37"
Waist Width 9"
Upper Bout Width 11.28"
Body Length 19.875"
Body Depth 3.75" (neck), 4.5" (tail)
String Gauge D'Addario EXP 38
Pickup LR Baggs EAS VTC
Bridge Delta bridge, African ebony
Binding Black
Inlay Offset dots
Case Deluxe hardshell
Scale Length 25.5"
Sound Hole 4"
Crafted In Bend, OR USA

Body Shape

The Breedlove Concert is the original Breedlove shape. It first appeared in 1992, and has been the best-selling Breedlove body shape ever since. Designed specifically for the fingerstylist to be well balanced, compact, and comfortable to play, it generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The unique construction also allows the Concert to sing even at a full strum. If you’re a fingerstylist, or are seeking an instrument to use as vocal accompaniment, this is the shape for you. The Concert is engineered to provide exceptional sustain with a pronounced bass response, both of which can be achieved with a light touch.

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.

Asymmetrical Headstock

The asymmetrical headstock is featured on CM, Concert, Auditorium, and 12-String body shapes. This headstock isn’t just a pretty shape – it’s specifically designed to keep the strings in a straight, even line from the nut to the tuning pegs. The result is even tension, stable tuning, and ease of alternate tuning.

Back and Side Woods

Myrtlewood, umbellularia californica, formerly oreodaphne californica, originates in the western United States in Northern California and Oregon. Myrtlewood offers a strong fundamental with a powerful voice. Similar to maple, it has a clear and bright voice with superb projection and sustain, and offers a full and balanced sound. A versatile non-traditional tonewood, it is a favorite for many styles of playing. Myrtle has very unique and widely varied figure – no two sets are alike. Coloration ranges from blonde to taupe.

Top Wood

Myrtlewood, umbellularia californica, formerly oreodaphne californica, originates in the western United States in Northern California and Oregon. Myrtlewood offers a strong fundamental with a powerful voice. Similar to maple, it has a clear and bright voice with superb projection and sustain, and offers a full and balanced sound. A versatile non-traditional tonewood, it is a favorite for many styles of playing. Myrtle has very unique and widely varied figure – no two sets are alike. Coloration ranges from blonde to taupe.

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.

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 Semi-gloss
Specifications
Body Shape Concert
cutaway None
headstock shape Asymmetrical
scale length 25.5"
number of frets 20
nut width 1.875"
lower bout width 15.37"
waist width 9"
upper bout width 11.28"
body length 19.875"
body depth at neck 3.75"
body depth at tailblock 4.5"
sound hole diameter 4"
tuners Breedlove, nickel
electronics LR Baggs EAS VTC
string gauge D'Addario EXP 38's
case Deluxe hard shell
Wood and Animal Contents
Top Myrtlewood | Umbellularia californica | United States
Back and Sides Myrtlewood | Umbellularia californica | United
neck Eastern hard rock maple | Acer saccharum | United States
fretboard African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Cameroon
bridge African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Republic of Congo
headstock overlay African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Republic of Congo
body binding Plastic
body purfling Basswood | Tilia americana | United States
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 | Guatemala
kerfing African Mahogany | Khaya senegalensis | Republic of Congo
bridge plate Eastern hard rock maple | Acer saccharum | United States
neck / tailblock Honduran mahogany | Swietenia | Guatemala
bridge truss Port Orford Cedar | Chamaecyparis lawsoniana | United States
logo Polyester
fretboard inlay Polyester
nut / saddle Bone | Bubalus bubalis | China

Guitar Center visited the Breedlove booth at the 2016 Winer NAMM show and recorded this video review of the Oregon Series instruments.

Guitar Center | 01.02.2016

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