For decades, the spruce family has served as the dominate top wood on acoustic guitars. Rosewood and mahogany, the most popular back and side woods. Guitar builders are familiar with the characteristics of these traditional tonewoods and define building specification dimensions accordingly. But with Breedlove’s breakthrough Sound Optimization™ process, we’re able to benefit from the variability of the world’s exotic tonewoods. The result: a broader palate of sound nuance and stunning instrument designs.
The Tonewood Certification Program
As demand on our world’s forests and environment grow, it is critical we build guitars using sustainable sourcing. We never use tonewood from clear-cut trees. Traveling throughout the world we go to the forests and work with local families and mills whenever possible. Learn more here.