Acoustic Guitar Magazine Reviews the Oregon Concertina
From the March 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM PERLMUTTER When Breedlove introduced its first original body style, the Concert, more than 25 years ago, it delivered a medium-sized instrument that was ideally sized and voiced for a wide range of guitarists and playing styles. The Oregon-based company has recently branched out with new designs at opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of size. Last year saw the introduction of the Concerto, Breedlove’s interpretation of the classic large-bodied flattop, designed to be more comfortable to hold and play than the typical model. Breedlove’s response to the resurgence of smaller-bodied guitars is this guitar, the Concertina, which is new for 2018. This 12-fretter’s body silhouette is similar to that of its larger counterparts, but its interior air volume is quite a bit smaller—measuring 750 cubic inches, compared to 915 on the Concert and 1075 on the Concerto. I took a Sitka spruce-and-myrtle version of the Concertina for a spin and found its...
Guitar Player Magazine Legacy Concertina Review
In this clip, Guitar Player FRETS editor Jimmy Leslie demos the latest from Breedlove—the Editors' Pick Award-winning Legacy Concertina E. With 12-frets to the body, the Breedlove Legacy Concertina E features a smaller body type that projects a big sound, along with a salvaged Solid Sitka spruce top and Cocobolo back and sides. The guitar features Breedlove’s Sound Optimization process, enabling the builders to sand dense hard woods to a thinness that delivers amazing power and depth. As you’ll hear, the guitar sparkles with surprising sound
USA Series Wins Best in Show at Summer NAMM!
Here at Breedlove, we’re constantly striving to make outstanding guitars. Instruments that sound so good, you just can’t put them down. With the USA Series, we set out to create an ultra-light USA made instrument with an astonishing sound and tone you have to hear to believe. We recently unveiled two new models of the USA Series at the Summer NAMM show in Nashville, TN. The USA Concert Day Light E Mahogany - Mahogany and the USA Concert Sun Light E Sitka Spruce - Mahogany. These guitars were awarded best in show. We are tremendously proud and humbled by this outstanding accolade and distinction. On behalf of our entire team of designers, dedicated craftsmen and management team – we want to thank the judges for this recognition!
Guitar Tricks Reviews USA Concert Daylight E
25-year history of making top-shelf acoustic guitars establishes Breedlove as a leader in the respective market, leaving most competitors in the dust. Their brand comes up frequently in related conversation circles and rightfully so – innovative designs, superlative craftsmanship, and great tone puts Breedlove’s name in the discussion hat. Hot from their Bend, Oregon factory, the newest model, USA Concert Day Light E, is poised to strike a chord or two (pun intended!) in the acoustic world. But there’s more here than meets the eye. A streamlined design places the emphasis on world-class build quality and amazing tone, rather than visual aesthetics. Simple in appearance, robust in tone, and versatile, USA Concert Day Light E is for the player who wants to make a musical statement rather than simply “check out my cool-looking guitar.” FEATURES Based on their first born and most distinguished body shape, Concert Day Light E promotes a beefy dreadnaught-like voice minus the awkward Johnny Cash-size guitar...
Pursuit Concerto Koa Koa Review
For the last 25 years Breedlove, an acoustic guitar manufacturer from Bend, Oregon, has steadily built a reputation with dealers and musicians for making award-winning stringed instruments. Their latest addition is no exception. The new, limited edition Pursuit Concert Koa has received raving reviews ever since its debut at the 2016 Winter NAMM Show, and deservingly so. This guitar is for musicians seeking a high-quality, reliable instrument that not only has delicious tone acoustically and while plugged in, but also looks like an elegant piece of art (and won’t break the bank!). The Koa top, back, and sides are stunningly beautiful. More importantly, the solid top and unique truss support system guarantee a guitar that will last a lifetime with tone that improves through the years. Verdict It appears Breedlove held nothing back on the Pursuit Concert Koa. Based on its looks, sound, and quality, it’s ready for the stage right out of the box! While other manufactures are producing four-thousand-dollar acoustic guitars made from...