There is something magical when the same woods from the same forest are used throughout an instrument – especially when it is Honduran mahogany. With a substantially higher density than spruce, we are able to sand the mahogany tops to a thinness that really drives the sound, facilitating plush overtones that mingle with increased instrument projection. Known for its midrange warmth, these all mahogany guitars fit comfortably in an ensemble of other stringed instruments and provides ideal accompaniment for vocals. Our mahogany is individually harvested in the Mayan Biosphere by a conservation cooperative practicing sustainable forestry. Handcrafted in Bend, Oregon. Each Frontier is factory equipped with LR Baggs EAS VTC electronics and comes with a deluxe Breedlove hardshell case. You will sound better, play better and play more on Breedlove American made acoustic .
CONCERTO BODY SHAPE
When we set out to create a guitar that would surpass the classic big body sound of the dreadnought, we didn’t just want it to be loud. We sought to bring out more tonal complexity, and to offer a much more comfortable playing experience, too. Introducing the new 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.
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.
TOP, BACK AND SIDE WOOD
Genuine mahogany, swietenia macrophyllia, can be found from Mexico to southern Amazonia in Brazil. Mahogany is a medium-lightweight wood, ranging in color from light brown to dark, and is primarily used for necks because of the feel and the stability it provides. It offers a balanced, resonant tone with notable sustain – a thick bottom end, rich midrange, and controlled, warm top end finish out the sound. The coloration is a reddish 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. Full details on our limited lifetime warranty are available here.
We are pleased to present these very detailed specifications for your 2019 Breedlove acoustic guitar, which was crafted in Bend, Oregon. In addition to dimensions, we have listed every piece of wood in this model: its common name, scientific name, and country where the tree grew. We use no clear-cut wood. We either salvage dead trees or individually harvest to minimize the impact on the forest. You can travel globally with your Breedlove worry free. No permits are needed. That said, it might be helpful to have this information on hand if you are traveling internationally. We suggest printing out this information and carrying it with your guitar to avoid any misunderstanding or timely waits with border customs officials.
Top Finish: Gloss
Back and side finish: Gloss
Body Shape: Concerto
headstock shape: Wave
scale length: 25.5"
number of frets: 20
nut width: 1.75"
lower bout width: 16"
waist width: 9.37"
upper bout width: 11.745"
body length: 20.695"
body depth at neck: 4"
body depth at tailblock: 5"
sound hole diameter: 3.75"
tuners: Breedlove, nickel
electronics: LR Baggs EAS VTC
string gauge: D'Addario EXP 17's
case: Deluxe hard shell
Wood and Animal Contents
Top: Honduran mahogany | Swietenia macrophylla | Guatemala
Back and Sides: Honduran mahogany | Swietenia macrophylla | Guatemala
neck: Honduran mahogany | Swietenia macrophylla | Guatemala
fretboard: African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Cameroon
bridge: African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Republic of Congo
headstock overlay: African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Republic of Congo
body binding: Cellulose
body purfling: plastic
fretboard binding: None
fretboard purfling: None
headstock binding: None
headstock purfling: None
bracing: Sitka spruce | Picea sitchensis | United States
back strip / side brace: Honduran mahogany | Swietenia macrophylla | Guatemala
kerfing: African Mahogany | Khaya senegalensis | Republic of Congo
bridge plate: Eastern hard rock maple | Acer saccharum | United States
neck / tailblock: Honduran mahogany | Swietenia macrophylla | Guatemala
bridge truss: na
fretboard inlay: Polyester
nut / saddle: Bone | Bubalus bubalis | China