This one is for the musician seeking well-rounded balance with the unique look, midrange fullness, depth, clarity, and liveliness of locally sourced myrtle. A surprising Breedlove crafted from Northwe... Click To Read More About This Product
This one is for the musician seeking well-rounded balance with the unique look, midrange fullness, depth, clarity, and liveliness of locally sourced myrtle. A surprising Breedlove crafted from Northwest body woods, the Oregon Concert is wonderfully alive with tone. The hard rock maple neck, myrtlewood body, and Sitka spruce top combine to deliver accentuated depth and clarity across the tonal spectrum.
The Breedlove Concert is the original Breedlove shape. It first appeared in 1992, and has been the best-selling Breedlove body shape ever since. Designed specifically for the fingerstylist to be well balanced, compact, and comfortable to play, it generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The unique construction also allows the Concert to sing even at a full strum. If you're a fingerstylist, or are seeking an instrument to use as vocal accompaniment, this is the shape for you. The Concert is engineered to provide exceptional sustain with a pronounced bass response, both of which can be achieved with a light touch. The graduated top works in harmony with the Breedlove Bridge Truss to provide an even response throughout the lows, mids, and highs, with sustain, and clear, concise, note-for-note projection.
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.
The asymmetrical headstock isn't just a pretty shape - it's specifically designed to keep the strings in a straight, even line from the nut to the tuning pegs. The result is even tension, stable tuning, and ease of alternate tuning.
Back and Side Woods
Myrtlewood, umbellularia californica, formerly oreodaphne californica, originates in the western United States in Northern California and Oregon. Myrtlewood offers a strong fundamental with a powerful voice. Similar to maple, it has a clear and bright voice with superb projection and sustain, and offers a full and balanced sound. A versatile non-traditional tonewood, it is a favorite for many styles of playing. Myrtle has very unique and widely varied figure - no two sets are alike. Coloration ranges from blonde to taupe.
Sitka spruce, picea sitchensis, originates in the northwest United States. Sitka spruce has been the primary top wood for American-made instruments for decades. It is strong and light with extended harmonic content, and it nearly equals the power of Adirondack. It offers a strong, focused tone with a solid fundamental -- perfect for flatpicking styles. When compared with European spruce, Sitka delivers warmer, more fundamental sound, largely free of overtones. Sitka takes a slightly longer period of playing time to open up. It has a straight uniform grain and coloration ranges from white to pink to light brown.
Body Type: Concert
Neck Wood: Hard rock maple
Solid Wood Top: Solid Sitka spruce
Solid Wood Back/Sides: Solid myrtlewood
Finish/Color: Semi-gloss with toner
Neck Joint: Bolt-on
Nut Saddle: Tusq
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Case: Deluxe hardshell
# Frets: 21
Nut Width: 1-3/4"
Tuners Hardware: Breedlove, nickel
Lower Bout Width: 15"
Waist Width: 9"
Upper Bout Width: 11-1/4"
Body Length: 20"
Body Depth: 3.75"
Pickup: Fishman Ultra-Tone
String Gauge: D'Addario EXP 16
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Comments about Breedlove 2014 Oregon Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
I was looking for an USA built solid wood guitar and Breedlove delivered perfectly. The Concert body size is smaller than the dread but does not lack any punch! The guitar has a great look and feel. The gloss top and solid myrtlewood back and sides are beautiful and deliver great tone. I have played higher end Martin and Taylor guitars that do not sound as good as this guitar does. If you are looking for a quality USA built guitar you should check out this Breedlove!
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