The Breedlove Organic Collection Artista Granadillo concert cutaway CE is a sustainably sourced all-solid wood luxury-level acoustic-electric guitar at an affordable price. Now available at Guitar Center, the Breedlove Artista Granadillo features a responsive torrefied European spruce top—dressed in a thin, high-gloss Copper finish—that roars with “aged” tone, like an instrument that’s been played for 30 years. And the easy-care thermal processing makes it more resistant to fluctuations in temperature and humidity. Exotic Amazon granadillo back and sides offer all the rich dynamics, sonic bloom and deep bass of East Indian rosewood, with an additional sparkle all its own.
Breedlove owner Tom Bedell, who promises no clear-cut woods will be used in the Organic collection, traveled to the Amazon Basin to inspect for himself the individual harvest of granadillo and follow the chain of custody to ensure its ongoing sustainability.
Breedlove Organic Collection Artista Concert CE main features:
- Sustainably sourced all-solid construction with granadillo back and sides and a torrefied European spruce top
- 25.5” scale African mahogany 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
- Gloss Copper Burst finish
Sustainably sourced all-solid wood construction
Often called “La Madera Que Canta,” or, “the wood that sings,” grandillo is a remarkable tonewood, and its unusual beauty—with hues of red and orange gathering around stunning blonde sapwood—is part of the appeal of this impressive instrument. The torrefied European spruce top adds to the beauty of this stunning instrument.
Mahogany 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. With an African mahogany neck and African ebony fingerboard and pinless bridge adding a touch of warmth and deep clarity, the fast-playing soft cutaway Artista Concert Granadillo, based on Breedlove’s most versatile and popular body shape, is truly a global instrument, and proof that great-sounding guitars can be responsibly and ethically made.
Breedlove Natural Sound electronics
The Breedlove Organic Collection Artista Series Concert is equipped with Breedlove’s Natural Sound electronics. Developed through Breedlove’s Sound Optimization Process, Natural Sound electronics feature sound hole-mounted volume and tone controls.
Thin UV finish and Breedlove’s flagship Concert body
The Breedlove Artista Concert Granadillo 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 brass fret markers; gold frets, tuners and strap button; and striking dark North American walnut binding.
About the Breedlove Organic Collection
The result of a three-year journey, the four series in the Breedlove Organic Collection were conceived at Breedlove’s Custom Shop in Bend, Oregon. Each wood combination is available in Breedlove’s three distinctive, popular shapes—Concerto, Concert and 12-fret Concertina. The Signature Series and the 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.
- Body type: Concert
- Cutaway: Yes
- Top wood: Solid torrefied European spruce
- Back and sides: Solid Granadillo
- Bracing pattern: X Brace
- Body binding: Walnut
- Top Finish: Gloss copper burst
- Body finish: Gloss
- Neck shape: Soft C
- Nut width: 1 11/16"
- Fingerboard: African ebony
- Neck wood: African mahogany
- Inlay: Offset brass dots
- Scale length: 25.5"
- Number of frets: 20
- Frets: Gold
- Neck finish: Satin
- Pickup/preamp: Yes, Breedlove Natural Sound
- Headstock overlay: African ebony
- Tuning machines: Premium Breedlove Gold Closed Gear w/ Black buttons
- Bridge: African ebony
- Saddle and nut: Bone
- Number of strings: 6
- Case: None
- Accessories: Saddle, truss rod wrench, Breedlove sticker, Breedlove inspection check list
- Country of origin: China