Overview

Oregon Concertina E Guitars

This smaller body guitar delivers similar high energy sound as the other Oregon’s. As a 12 fret to the body, it has an action that makes it fun to play. And with the bridge positioned in the center of the lower bout, the modes deliver the overtones with surprising warmness. You will not want to set this Concertina down.

Oregon Concertina E Specifications
Body Type Concertina
Neck Wood Eastern hard rock maple
Solid Wood Top Sitka spruce
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's
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.

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.

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 Concertina
cutaway None
headstock shape Wave
scale length 25.0"
number of frets 18
nut width 1.75"
lower bout width 14.75"
waist width 8.64"
upper bout width 10.828"
body length 19.08"
body depth at neck 3.25"
body depth at tailblock 4"
sound hole diameter 3.875"
tuners Breedlove, nickel
electronics LR Baggs EAS VTC
string gauge D'Addario EXP 16'
case Deluxe hard shell
Wood and Animal Contents
Top Sitka spruce
Back and Sides Myrtlewood
neck Eastern hard rock maple
fretboard African ebony
bridge African ebony
headstock overlay African ebony
body binding Black
fretboard binding None
headstock binding None
bracing Sitka spruce
bridge truss No
fretboard inlay Offset dots

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