The Tonewood Certification Program
As demand on our world’s forests and environment grow, it is critical we build guitars using sustainable sourcing. At Breedlove we never use tonewood from clear-cut trees in any of our USA-made instruments. Additionally, we are very close to being clear-cut free on all of our overseas models – starting with The Organic Collection. This is our goal, and a work in progress. Traveling throughout the world, we go to the forests and work with local families and mills whenever possible, going to the source to make sure our instruments not only play and sound better, but allow us to feel better about the instruments we play and love.
Are you a flatpicker who can rip through “Blackberry Blossom” or “Jerusalem Ridge” with equal ease? Then you’re probably looking for the classic, dynamic Adirondack spruce/East Indian rosewood combination of the Premier Concerto CE—it’s a bluegrass machine! Maybe you are at the other end of the spectrum, a mellow fingerstylist with a sweet spot for the Beatles’ “Blackbird,” in which case, the redwood-topped Premier Concertina CE would answer your call with a responsive tone and softer attack. A songwriter, maybe, inspired by the rootsy genius of both Hank Williams and Brandi Carlisle? You might want to hunker down with an all-solid, sustainably sourced Organic Collection Wildwood Concert Satin CE, just to get lost in the inspirational warmth and dry midrange of African mahogany, which can carry you away to your next perfect ballad. Breedlove offers a range of exotic and native tonewoods, each targeted to bring out the best in your individual style of play, whether a shy bedroom picker or a bold stage star. The world of tonewoods can be intimidating, but we’re happy to be your guide. These descriptions can help you find what is right for you. Maybe you’re a koa or a cocobolo after all!