Overview

USA Concert E Mahogany-Mahogany Guitars

The Breedlove research team set a goal of crafting the most textured big-sound in a Breedlove Concert. First we achieved the thinnest finish ever on a Breedlove – just 5 mils on the top and 2 mils for the back and sides. Our tops are thinner, backs a bit thicker and the sound hole smaller to hit our target fundamental resonance frequency for textured big sound. We minimized the binding and decoration. Coming in at just 3.5 pounds, the Breedlove USA Concert is almost 25% lighter than our other Breedlove all mahogany concerts. Comes with LR Baggs electronics.

USA Concert E Mahogany-Mahogany Specifications
Body Type Concert
Neck Wood Honduran mahogany
Solid Wood Top Honduran mahogany
Solid Wood Back & Sides Honduran mahogany
Top Finish Satin open pour
Back & Side Finish Satin open pour
Fretboard African ebony
# Frets 20
Nut Width 1.75"
Tuners Hardware Breedlove, nickel
Lower Bout Width 15.37"
Waist Width 9"
Upper Bout Width 11.28"
Body Length 19.875"
Body Depth 3.75" (neck), 4.5" (tail)
String Gauge D'Addario EXP 16
Pickup LR Baggs EAS
Bridge Delta bridge, African ebony
Binding None
Inlay Offset dots
Case Deluxe hardshell
Scale Length 25.5"
Sound Hole 4"
Crafted In Bend, OR USA

Concert 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 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.
 

Asymmetrical Headstock

The asymmetrical headstock is featured on CM, Concert, Auditorium, and 12-String body shapes. This headstock isn’t just a pretty shape – it’s specifically designed to keep the strings in a straight, even line from the nut to the tuning pegs. The result is even tension, stable tuning, and ease of alternate tuning.
 

Mahogany top, back and sides

Mahogany is a medium-lightweight wood, ranging in color from light brown to dark, primarily used for necks because of the feel and the stability it provides. Balanced, resonant tone with notable sustain. Thick bottom end, rich midrange, and controlled, warm top end. Found from southern Mexico through Central America and south to Brazil and Bolivia.

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.

Sound Optimization
Finish
Top Finish Satin open pore
Back and side finish Satin open pore
Specifications
Body Shape Concert
cutaway None
headstock shape Asymmetrical
scale length 25.5"
number of frets 20
nut width 1.75"
lower bout width 15.37"
waist width 9"
upper bout width 11.28"
body length 19.875"
body depth at neck 3.75"
body depth at tailblock 4.5"
sound hole diameter 4"
tuners Breedlove, nickel
electronics LR Baggs EAS
string gauge D'Addario EXP 16's
case Deluxe hard shell
Wood and Animal Contents
Top Honduran mahogany | Swietenia macrophylla | Guatemala
Back and Sides Honduran mahogany | Swietenia macrophylla | Guatemala
neck Honduran mahogany |Swietenia macrophylla | Guatemala
fretboard African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Cameroon
bridge African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Republic of Congo
headstock overlay African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Republic of Congo
body binding None
body purfling None
fretboard binding None
fretboard purfling None
headstock binding None
headstock purfling None
bracing Sitka spruce | Picea sitchensis | United States
back strip / side brace Honduran mahogany | Swietenia macrophylla | Guatemala
kerfing African Mahogany | Khaya senegalensis | Republic of Congo
bridge plate Eastern hard rock maple | Acer saccharum | United States
neck / tailblock Honduran mahogany | Swietenia macrophylla | Guatemala
bridge truss na
logo Polyester
fretboard inlay Polyester
nut / saddle Bone | Bubalus bubalis | China

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