Adirondack Spruce, renowned for its undeniable clarity and projection, pairs together with gorgeous Koa in Breedlove’s new signature Concerto body shape for an instrument that is powerful in both sound and looks. As part of the Legacy Series, this guitar is built with the utmost attention to detail. Exotic woods are selected to give the nuance in sound Breedlove looks for. Knowing that tonewood density varies significantly among tree species and as much as 30% within a given tree, every top and back is sound profiled individually to ensure it is at the target frequency and pairing.
Breedlove’s master craftsmen handcraft each instrument. The attention to detail is incredible. The artwork in the Celtic rosette, the hand work of the detailed appointments, and the perfection in the finishing work.
The pride and care that goes into each individual Legacy instrument is felt in the ease of playability, seen through the beauty in artistry, and heard with unrivaled tonal balance and note complexity. Handcrafted in Bend, Oregon. Each model comes equipped with a factory installed LR Baggs Anthem TRU-Mic and a deluxe hardshell case.
When Breedlove set out to create a guitar that would surpass the classic big body sound of the dreadnought, they didn’t just want it to be loud. They sought to bring out more tonal complexity, and to offer a much more comfortable playing experience, too. Introducing the new Breedlove Concerto, a new guitar shape created to elicit more volume than a classic dreadnought, and more lush, complex tonal resonance in a comfortable body shape that feels just right. Loud, textured, and supremely satisfying.
Using a unique new sound profiling technology, Breedlove dials in just the right frequency for each piece of exotic tonewood, bringing out its special characteristics so you hear not just volume, but a palette of distinct tonal flavors. Crafted from woods like myrtlewood, mahogany, rosewood, koa, cocobolo, and Brazilian, the Concerto shape lets each wood resonate in a way you’ve never heard before.
With the goal of crafting the world’s finest guitars, Breedlove has applied breakthrough technology that takes sound creation to a whole new level. The debut of Breedlove’s 2017 BIG SOUND instruments reveals the results from work by leading experts, research institutions and their own experimentation. Breedlove has advanced the creation and projection of sound and complexity of tone by working with—instead of against—the variability in the woods from forests around the world.
Music wood varies substantially among species, within trees of the same species and within an individual tree. Each tree has its unique life span experience. There is as much as a 30% variance in the density and frequency of tonewood cut to the same dimension within the same tree.
Most guitar production companies ignore these complex inconsistencies, cutting their tops and backs to a uniform, predetermined dimension. Breedlove embraces a far more complicated process, setting a new standard aimed at getting the most music out of every instrument that is built. Breedlove has learned to capitalize on variation, developing exclusive technology: Breedlove SOUND PROFILING.BREEDLOVE
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.
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 warrantied 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 packages. Cases and bags are subject to a one-year warranty covering defects in structure and hardware.