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Description

The Breedlove Artista Concertina 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 Concertina is perfect for players who favor the unmistakable sound and easy playability of a small 12-fret guitar. What distinguishes the Artista Concertina is its sustainably sourced solid Oregon myrtlewood body and torrefied European spruce top. With its soft cutaway, short scale and Breedlove Natural Sound electronics, this acoustic-electric will help you find new avenues of expression.

Breedlove Organic Collection Artista Concertina CE main features:

Sustainably sourced all-solid Oregon myrtlewood back and sides with torrefied European spruce top
25" scale Eastern hard rock maple neck with 18 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 wood construction

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.

Easy access to the upper frets with soft cutaway

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 18 frets without diminishing the projection and balanced tone of the Breedlove Artista Concertina. 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 Concertina model.

Breedlove Natural Sound electronics

The Breedlove Artista Concertina 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 on a smaller Concertina body

The Breedlove Concertina model is perfect for players of smaller stature, and those who prefer a small 12-fret guitar. A thin, gloss Natural Shadow Burst finish completes the Breedlove Artista Concertina. The thin UV-finished top reduces weight and also contributes to a more complex sound with sustained overtones.

Other special features of the Breedlove Artista Concertina 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 in the 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.
Features
  • Solid torrefied European spruce top, solid myrtlewood back and sides
  • Gloss Natural Shadow Burst top finish, gloss Natural Shadow Banded Burst body finish
  • African ebony fingerboard, Eastern hard rock maple neck
  • Breedlove Natural Sound electronics
  • All-solid wood acoustic guitar at an approachable price point
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Concertina
  • 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"
  • Number of frets: 18
  • 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
  • Special features: All-solid wood acoustic guitar at an approachable price point
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Saddle, truss rod wrench, Breedlove sticker, Breedlove inspection check list
  • Country of origin: China

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