Made of Sitka Spruce and Mahogany, the Concert body of the Breedlove USA Premier Concert acoustic electric gives this guitar a definable and beautiful voice highlighted by its musical mid-range. This body shape has not only wowed musicians for years, but is an award winning shape for its sharp appeal and the angelic sounds it produces. These characteristics make this guitar a perennial classic, which feels like the warm embrace of an old friend. Breedlove uses the mahogany back and sides to give guitarists more cutting power in the upper registers, and more balance in their low-end than is possible by using rosewood.
Breedlove USA Premier Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar Features
The Concert is Breedlove’s most popular body shape. This classic body shape gives guitarists the attributes they love in their instrument, this body is favored by players because it’s well-balanced, compact, comfortable to play, and offers all the qualities of a great sounding guitar. It generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The Concert works well when played fingerstyle, as vocal accompaniment, or at a full strum.
Sitka Spruce is grown in the Pacific Northwest, and has been the primary top wood for USA instruments for many decades. It is strong and light with extended harmonic content, and nearly equals the power of Adirondack.
Back and Side Wood
Mahogany is a medium-lightweight wood that provides a balanced, resonant tone with notable sustain. It offers a thick bottom end, a rich midrange, and a controlled warm top end.
Because no two tops are exactly the same, our graduation process allows us to get the most response from the guitar's top while retaining structural integrity. Once we've selected the perfect top wood for a specific instrument, we evaluate each and every top for flexibility, and then graduate each piece of wood, so it is slightly thinner on the bass side. The amount of graduation is customized for each individual instrument, dependent on the relative stiffness of the top. This process essentially makes every Breedlove a one-of-kind. Knowing your Breedlove was built with this intentional care and discernment; you can rest assured that the instrument is performing at its highest potential, and focus on what you do best: creating, expressing, and getting the most out of your music.
Breedlove Bridge Truss
For centuries, one of the most difficult components of crafting guitars has been relieving the stress on the bridge without overbuilding the top and dampening sound. Originally invented over 20 years ago, the Breedlove Bridge Truss is still one of the most innovative truss systems on the market today. Refined and improved over the years, the Breedlove Bridge Truss relieves stress on the top, allowing use of a thinner, graduated top, providing for greater sustain and balance, more expression from the instrument, and greater structural integrity – all while adding longevity to the instrument.
Breedlove craftsmen often say, "No neck feels better than a Breedlove neck.” They may be a bit biased, but industry insiders agree. Here’s their big secret: hands-on sculpting. After basic machining, each Breedlove neck goes through a comprehensive, build and finish process, starting with the hand shaping of each and every neck. Next, the perfectly sculpted neck heads into the finish process where it receives a wash coat and sealer. Then, over a three-day period, multiple finish coats are applied, and the neck is level sanded. In the final stage, we perfect the finish by hand-buffing it and rubbing it down to achieve exactly the right thickness for perfect action and playability.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Breedlove players around the world can attest: With consistent, proper care, your Breedlove will give you a lifetime of service – and inspiration. New Breedlove instruments, purchased through an authorized Breedlove dealer, are warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship throughout the lifetime of the original owner. In addition to materials and workmanship, Breedlove offers a two-year warranty on tuning machines and electronics package.