Overview

USA Concertina E Mahogany-Mahogany Guitars

This is one of the sweetest Breedlove acoustic guitars we build. The comfortable Concertina body shape in an all mahogany body with ultra-lightweight design.  Sound Optimized, of course. It weighs less than 3 ½ pounds. It is 25% lighter than other all mahogany Breedloves. Designed for Versatile. Playing Style. The sound is warm and centered in the mid-range, making it exceptional as a vocal accompaniment instrument.

USA Concertina 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 pore
Back & Side Finish Satin open pore
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
Pickup LR Baggs EAS
Bridge Delta bridge, African ebony
Binding None
Inlay Offset dots
Case Deluxe hardshell
Scale Length 25"
Sound Hole 3.875"
Crafted In Bend, OR USA

Concertina Body Shape

Introducted in 2018, 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.
 

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 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
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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