Premier Guitar Awards Breedlove Pursuit Concertina Premier Gear Award!
By Adam Perlmutter January 03, 2019 "Breedlove Guitars has always been known for their willingness to deviate from acoustic-design convention. Features like their pinless bridge and the JLD truss system (a dowel spanning the bridge and tail block that counteracts tension exerted on the top and increases sustain and resonance) helped distinguish Breedlove as a forward-thinking brand. But they also contributed to what many players classify as a more modern tone signature—an alternative to established mid-20th-century acoustic sound templates. Breedlove is also known for specialized body styles. Last year, the company introduced a new platform: the Concertina, a 12-fret, small-body flattop that is clearly a response to the parlor guitar renaissance of recent years. Now, the Concertina is available as part of the affordable Pursuit series, which is designed in the United States and made in China. I checked out the Pursuit Concertina E, with its LR Baggs electronics, which sells for about $500 street, and it’s an outstanding guitar for...
Guitar World Reviews the Oregon Concerto Myrtlewood
In this short review video Guitar World Tech Editor Paul Riario demos and reviews the new Breedlove Oregon Concerto Myrtlewood acoustic guitar, with a super unique myrtlewood body!
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!