Oregon Concertina E Guitars

A bigger, bolder sound than traditional parlors, this new body shape is exclusively Breedlove. It has the pronounced waist and thinner body for playing comfort. With our Sound OptimizationTM technology applied to the power of the all myrtlewood body, we have designed a delightful small body instrument that is a joy to play and will make your music sound fantastic.

Oregon Concertina E Specifications
Body Type Concertina
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 18
Nut Width 1.75"
Tuners Hardware Breedlove, nickel
Lower Bout Width 14.75"
Waist Width 8.64"
Upper Bout Width 10.828"
Body Length 19.08"
Body Depth 3.25" (neck), 4" (tail)
String Gauge D'Addario EXP 16
Pickup LR Baggs EAS VTC
Bridge Delta bridge, African ebony
Binding Black
Inlay Offset dots
Case Deluxe hardshell
Scale Length 25"
Sound Hole 3.875"
Crafted In Bend, OR USA

Body Shape

New for 2018, is Breedlove’s small body guitar, delivering a surprisingly clear, crisp, loud sound. It’s 12-frets to the body design make it a joy to play. Extensive Sound Optimization™ engineering has resulted in a body shape that has a bigger sound and is more comfortable to play than a traditional parlor.

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.

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.

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.

I recently took a trip to Dallas to look at and play some solid wood Mahogany, Koa-or other alternatives to Sitka/Rosewood so I could obtain a warmer/richer sound to use for some folk-type performances/recording. The solid Myrtlewood top caught my eye because I’ve never seen one before. The bass was so clear and warm I thought I accidentally picked up an acoustic bass. But once I hit the mids and trebles& heard the clarity and sustain- and felt the vibrations from the back of the guitar on my body, I knew this was something special! The thin bracing and the way Breedlove voices these tops makes them feel more responsive than any guitar I’ve ever played. I played some custom guitars that day that were close to tenfold more in price, but NONE of them sounded as rich as this one. I saw another of these at another store that evening so I decided to see if the one I played earlier that day was a fluke. It wasn’t! I didn’t have the money or I wouldn’t have left without it... but about two weeks later, my lovely wife handed me a very long Breedlove box on my birthday. Wow! What a blessing this guitar has been! I believe the hype now. “Big Sound” from Breedlove is no joke, and the fit and thin finish on these Oregon Series guitars are as good as any custom I’ve seen, and by far better than any non-custom I’ve seen. Thanks, Breedlove!

Carlton | 01.20.2018

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