This breakthrough Oregon Concerto design adds volume, power and a more textured voice. Like all Breedlove Concertos, the Sitka spruce top has been SOUND PROFILED to marry efficiently with the myrtlewo... Click To Read More About This Product
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This breakthrough Oregon Concerto design adds volume, power and a more textured voice. Like all Breedlove Concertos, the Sitka spruce top has been SOUND PROFILED to marry efficiently with the myrtlewood back. The result is a huge sound, comfortable to play and alive in the players hands.
Body Shape 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. The result, the 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 their unique sound profiling technology, they dial 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.
Sound Profiling 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 their 2017 BIG SOUND instruments reveals the results from work by leading experts, research institutions and their own experimentation. They've 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, pre-determined dimension. At Breedlove, they embraced a far more complicated process, setting a standard aimed at getting the most music out of every instrument they build. Capitalizing on variation, developing exclusive technology: Breedlove SOUND PROFILING.
Breedlove Neck 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.
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.
Top Wood 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.
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.
Body type: Concerto
Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Solid Myrtlewood
Bracing pattern: Scalloped
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: C Soft
Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
Fingerboard: African Ebony
Neck wood: Eastern Hard Rock Maple
Scale length: 25.5 in.
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Semi-gloss
Brand: L.R. Baggs
Configuration: Undersaddle transducer
Preamp EQ: 1-band
Feedback filter: Phase
Headstock overlay: Info not available
Tuning machines: Breedlove Nickel
Bridge: African Ebony
Saddle & nut: Bone
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Tonewoods , sound profiling
Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
Country of origin: United States
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