Studio Concert Guitars

Designed for recorded acoustic guitar performances, the Studio Concert captures all the sparkling detail and nuance of your performance. The maple back and sides offer a clear, precise tone that rises above the mix. This instrument shines when both mic’d with your favorite external condenser mic and when plugged in using the Fishman INK3 USB.

Studio Concert Specifications
Body Type Concert
Neck Wood Mahogany
Solid Wood Top Solid Sitka spruce
Back & Sides Figured maple
Top Finish Gloss sunburst
Fretboard Rosewood
# Frets 20
Nut Width 1-11/16"
Tuners Hardware Chrome
Lower Bout Width 15"
Waist Width 9"
Upper Bout Width 11 1/4"
Body Length 20"
Body Depth 3.75"
String Gauge D'Addario EXP 16
Pickup Fishman INK3 USB
Bridge Pinless original
Binding Ivory
Inlay Offset dots
Case Deluxe gigbag

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. The graduated top works in harmony with the Breedlove Bridge Truss to provide an even response throughout the lows, mids, and highs, with sustain, and clear, concise, note-for-note projection.

Breedlove Bridge Truss

The Breedlove Bridge Truss (BBT) reduces tension on the soundboard of the guitar, so the top wood is able to vibrate more freely, producing remarkable sustain, balance, and clarity. The BBT also allows for a thinner graduated top, thereby allowing Breedlove craftsmen to bring out the optimal sound from the top wood without sacrificing structural stability. Relieving much of the string tension from the bridge prevents “bridge belly,” ensuring top stability for decades. Guitar strings can exert up to 230 pounds of pull from the nut to the bridge. Traditional methods for preventing top bowing at the bridge usually involve heavy internal bracing and thicker tops. The BBT compensates for this pressure in an innovative way: The BBT is mounted to the bridge from the inside and is connected into the tail block of the guitar, pulling downward on the underside of the bridge to distribute some of the tension, relieving pressure on the top. The resulting tonal effect on BBT-equipped guitars is more resonance and livelier sound with enhanced overtones.

Breedlove Pinless Bridge

The Breedlove Pinless Bridge helps maintain the integrity of the top by eliminating the need for six drilled string holes. The fewer holes in your soundboard, the more evenly the sound wave can move across the interior, without any loss of energy. The Breedlove Pinless Bridge also provides a gentler string-break angle from the bridge to the top of the saddle, reducing saddle strain. This innovative bridge also makes string changes a breeze, especially on 12 strings. Plus, you’ll never again have to worry about lost, worn-out, or broken bridge pins.

Breedlove Neck

Breedlove guitar necks feature a slimmer neck profile, which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish also contributes to ideal playability. The labor-intensive finish process includes precise finish coat applications, fine sanding, and hand buffing and rubbing.

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

Truly amazingly accurate sound! I bought my Breedlove Studio Concert guitar just a few weeks ago. I was a drummer for many years, but I wanted to delve into the guitar universe a little bit closer. The main reason for this was that I met Molly Durnin back in 2012, a few months after she had launched her first album, RUN. At the time, she was rapidly ascending in our local music scene, and her original song "The Ocean" was being played regularly by WEXT, Exit 97.7FM around the NYS capitol area. She played a Breedlove guitar, and elicited such beautiful sound from it, that I became her fan and friend, attended many of her great shows, with small audiences AND then her opening show along the Hudson River in Albany NY's Alive@five, where thousands of music lovers had gathered in the scorching 95 degree heat. Although the very large main stage directly faced the blazing Sun, Molly thrived on the situation and she performed her flawless performance and her vocals were to die for. No "stage fright" from THIS little spitfire; she wowed the crowd to such an extent that, as she signed her new CD for fans in her small tent, a messenger from The Refrigerators, the featured band, told Molly to please get back on stage to help the band do a few last songs. Come to find out, the crowd had been chanting "Molly! Molly! Molly!" Although sopping wet from the heat, Molly answered the call, and the rest is guitar history around our area. LAST NIGHT, on Tuesday, 1/5/2016. at one of Molly's Winter Tour shows at Carney's Tavern, I let her put my Studio Concert through its paces, and the results were out of this World. Her eyes glowed as she bought total perfection from my guitar. BTW, Molly Durnin has been a Breedlove Artist for a couple of years now, and with good reason! Check her out on one of the Artist pages. Molly and Breedlove...perfect together!!!

Alan | 01.06.2016

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