Breedlove

Description

The Breedlove Artista Concert acoustic-electric cutaway is a luxury instrument at an affordable price. As part of the Breedlove Organic Collection, now available at Guitar Center, the Artista Concert is distinguished by its sustainably sourced solid Oregon myrtlewood body and torrefied European spruce top on Breedlove's flagship Concert body shape. With its soft cutaway, fast neck and Breedlove Natural Sound electronics, this acoustic-electric will be hard to put down.

Breedlove Organic Collection Artista Concert CE main features:

Sustainably sourced all-solid Oregon myrtlewood back and sides with torrefied European spruce top
25.5" scale Eastern hard rock maple neck with 20 gold frets on an African ebony fingerboard, soft cutaway design for access to all frets, brass inlays and African ebony bridge
Premium Breedlove gold closed gear tuning machines with black buttons, Breedlove Natural Sound electronics
Thin UV Natural Shadow Burst finish

Sustainably sourced all-solid Oregon myrtlewood and torrefied top

The solid myrtlewood used to construct instruments in the Breedlove Organics Artista Series is never sourced from clear cuts. The highly varied color patterns of the Oregon myrtlewod is accentuated by the thin UV Natural Shadow Burst finish. The FSC Certified European spruce top results in a more mature sound and tone. Additionally, torrefied tops are less susceptible to movement with humidification changes.

Hard rock maple neck and soft cutaway design for easy fret access

Breedlove engineered their soft cutaway design to offer the smoothest, most comfortable access to the highest register. The soft cutaway design allows access to all 20 frets without diminishing the projection and balanced tone of the Breedlove Artista Concert. The unique design of Breedlove's soft cutaway balances the higher energy treble notes with the lower energy bass tones. Additionally, Breedlove chose a hard rock maple neck for the Organic Collection Artista Series. A denser wood than mahogany, the hard rock maple neck further boosts the high-energy sound of this Artista Concert model.

Breedlove Natural Sound electronics

The Breedlove Artista Concert acoustic-electric cutaway model is equipped with Breedlove's Natural Sound electronics. Natural Sound electronics feature soundhole-mounted volume and tone controls, plus easy battery replacement.

Thin UV finish and Breedlove's flagship Concert body

The Breedlove Artista Concert CE features a significantly thinner UV-finished top. The thin UV-finished top reduces weight and also contributes to a more complex sound with sustained overtones. Breedlove's flagship Concert body is responsive, dynamic and malleable across many playing styles.

Other special features of the Breedlove Artista Concert acoustic-electric include forward X bracing, brass inlays, gold frets, gold tuners and walnut body binding. The fretboard and bridge are also made from sustainably sourced African ebony.

About the Breedlove Organic Collection

The result of a three-year journey, the Breedlove Organic Collection brings sustainably sourced, FSC Certified, solid native and exotic tonewoods to an affordable line of acoustic-electrics for the very first time. Each wood combination is available in Breedlove's three distinctive, popular shapes—Concerto, Concert and 12-fret Concertina. The Signature Series and Wildwood Series are also available Breedlove's new travel-size Companion shape. Breedlove Organic models feature thin UV finishes and Breedlove Natural Sound electronics. With no synthetic materials and less than half the glue of similar models, the Breedlove Organic Collection provides the natural path to uninhibited solid sound.
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Concert
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Top wood: Solid torrefied European spruce
  • Back and sides: Solid myrtlewood
  • Bracing pattern: X brace
  • Body binding: Walnut
  • Top finish: Gloss Natural Shadow Burst
  • Body finish: Gloss Natural Shadow Banded Burst
Neck
  • Neck shape: Soft C
  • Nut width: 1 11/16"
  • Fingerboard: African ebony
  • Neck wood: Eastern hard rock maple
  • Inlay: Offset brass dots
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Fret type: Gold
  • Neck finish: Natural Shadow Banded Burst satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes, Breedlove Natural Sound
Other
  • Headstock overlay: African ebony
  • Tuning machines: Premium Breedlove gold closed gear with black buttons
  • Bridge: African ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Saddle, truss rod wrench, Breedlove sticker, Breedlove inspection check list
  • Country of origin: China

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