Why do Breedlove guitars sound so good? It’s simple, Breedlove guitars are made with care 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 Breedlove calls Sound Optimization®.
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.
Breedlove, in fact, led the charge in using myrtle for fine guitars, and that proud lineage continues with the 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.more energy for a balanced profile alive with bass, midrange and treble in equal measure.