Breedlove Guitars is excited to join forces with Academy Award-winning actor, musician and environmentalist Jeff Bridges on a new, sustainably sourced signature instrument. The instrument, which bears Bridges’ “All in this Together” motto inlaid along the fretboard, is made—in keeping with the values of both Bridges and Breedlove—entirely from sustainable woods.
Jeff Bridges Signature Oregon Concerto Bourbon CE
This Sound Optimized soft cutaway limited edition Made in Bend Breedlove Oregon signature model, features a Solid Figured Myrtlewood Body which rings rich with tone. Each instrument—powered by L.R. Baggs Anthem electronics—is protected by an embroidered gig bag.
Powerful and responsive like a dreadnought, tonally the acoustic electric Breedlove Jeff Bridges Signature Model emphasizes the unique qualities of myrtle, with a deep rosewood-like bass, the fundamental clarity of mahogany and the enchanting shimmer of koa.
This comfortable, easy-playing, Sound Optimized®, hand voiced instrument is appointed with a herringbone rosette and purfling, accenting a high gloss Bourbon Burst finish, with gold tuners and strap button. Each instrument, co-designed by Breedlove, Bridges and Jeff Bridges & The Abiders’ lead guitarist Chris Pelonis, is fitted with a signature gigbag and furnished with an inside label and certificate of authenticity signed by Jeff Bridges, who reminds us we are “All in this Together.”
The Breedlove Jeff Bridges signature “All in this Together” project benefits Amazon Conservation Team, which works in partnership with indigenous colleagues to protect rainforests and traditional culture.
Myrtlewood Top, Back and Sides
Gnarly, windblown and sea-sprayed, myrtlewood, found along the Oregon coast, is one of the most sustainable tonewoods available today. Its use in music was pioneered by Breedlove, which promises to employ no clear-cut woods in any of its Made in Bend instruments.
The Concerto Body Shape
Loud, textured and supremely satisfying, Breedlove’s proprietary Concerto delivers more volume and more nuance than the standard classic dreadnought. Our largest body shape retains trademark Breedlove playing comfort while summoning a lush, complex tonal response.
Breedlove is pleased to present these detailed specifications for your 2020 Breedlove guitar, which was designed and handcrafted in Bend, Oregon. In addition to its dimensions, we have listed every piece of solid wood used in this model, giving its common name, scientific name and country of origin. We use no clear-cut wood. We salvage fallen timber or individually harvest trees to minimize impact on the forest. You can travel worry free with your Made in Bend Breedlove—no permits are needed. Still, if you plan on trekking internationally, we suggest printing this information and carrying it with your guitar to avoid misunderstandings or prolonged waits with customs officials.
Sound Optimization® and Hand Voicing
Why do Breedlove guitars sound so good? It’s simple, Breedlove guitars are made with care, with the goal of allowing you to play better, sound better and play more. But it’s also complex, with art, inspiration, craft and science merging together in a process we call Sound Optimization®. These models are hand voiced, with experienced luthiers meticulously tapping, listening and shaving away tiny curls of exquisite tonewood as they target specific, measurable frequencies that will make each unique, individual instrument sound its very best. The tone wood species are carefully milled, weighed and considered, with backs and tops specifically tuned to each other to create light, responsive guitars with superior tone and sustain.
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.