Breedlove has investing in leading the charge in using myrtle for fine guitars, and that proud lineage continues with their best-selling Oregon series. Denser than Sitka spruce, myrtlewood—as a result of Sound Optimization®—can be planed and sanded even thinner, releasing more energy for a balanced profile alive with bass, midrange and treble in equal measure.
With its hypnotic, variegated color patterns and unique sonic clarity, melding, somehow, the best aspects of rosewood, mahogany and maple, myrtlewood would qualify as one of the great exotic tonewoods. But it’s native! It grows—gnarled, strong and beautiful—on Oregon’s rainy, windswept Pacific coast, just 90 miles from Bend.
Now available in all four revolutionary Breedlove body styles, and with contemporary soft cutaways, each Oregon series guitar—in Cinnamon Burst, Bourbon Burst or Natural finish—is equipped with LR Baggs Anthem TRU-MIC electronics and comes with a deluxe Breedlove hardshell case.