Oregon Myrtlewood Series
Myrtlewood is a stunning tree that grows along Oregon’s Pacific Coast. Battered by wind and rain, it grows in rich figured, colorful hues. Its musical character is a marriage of rosewood, mahogany and maple – balanced and alive with bass, mid and treble sound. Myrtlewood is denser than Sitka spruce, allowing us to sand the tops thinner giving more energy to sound creation. Handcrafted in Bend, Oregon. Each Oregon is factory equipped with LR Baggs EAS VTC electronics and comes with a deluxe Breedlove hardshell case. You will sound better, play better and play more on a Breedlove.
The Tonewoods: Myrtlewood Top, Back and Sides
Myrtlewood is visually stunning with an awe-inspiring range of grain pattern, coloration, and figure, but it’s also an extraordinary tonewood. Some say it is one of the finest tonewoods available. It has all the best attributes of rosewood, mahogany, and maple. Strum an Oregon Series guitar and you’ll hear a sound that is incredibly alive in each of the tonal ranges; you’ll be amazed at how well these guitars express across all registers – lows, mids, and highs – all with the famed Breedlove balance and clarity.
A dense, gorgeous hardwood rarely found in production guitars, myrtlewood grows primarily in a 90-square mile area along the Pacific Coast. One tree can take up a century to mature, and throughout its lifespan, endures dramatic winds, driving, violent rainstorms, dense fog cover, and the blinding summer sun. Imagine the adaptation and strength required to survive a hundred such seasons. It is this rugged climate, combined with the mineral-rich soil of the region, that gifts myrtle with a wide range of coloration and figure and with the clarity and definition of sound rarely found in a single tonewood.
The Neck: Hard Rock Maple
We paired myrtle and Sitka spruce with a hard rock maple neck because the stiffness and density of maple locks in the vibrations of the body, making the neck an anchor point for the soundboard and the back and sides. The maple neck also brings out the best of both myrtlewood and Sitka, allowing the back and sides to resonate with the soundboard in a remarkable way.
- All Models of Oregon Myrtlewood Series
- Finish/Color Gloss (Bourbon model)
- Neck Joint Bolt-on
- Neck Wood Maple
- Fretboard Ebony
- Scale Length (in inches) 25.5" (25" Concertina)
- Nut Saddle Tusq
- Tops Myrtlewood
- Case Deluxe hardshell
- Pickup LR Baggs EAS VTC
- Crafted In Handcrafted in Bend, Oregon, U.S.A.