Breedlove Guitars of Bend, Oregon, was founded in 1990 by Larry Breedlove and Steve Henderson, luthiers formerly with Taylor Guitars. In 1994, Larry's brother Kim Breedlove became the company's chief luthier and master craftsman. Breedlove specializes in acoustic and acoustic-electric guitars, mandolins, and ukuleles built from the finest tonewoods, including the industry's widest selection of non-traditional tonewoods rendering different sounds to please discerning players. Breedlove also offers its own original JLD bridge truss bracing system that produces a balance of tone, resonance, sustain, and bass that characterizes the “Original Breedlove Sound”.
Breedlove gives you a choice of Breedlove's unique design and sound or more traditional sound and design, with particular emphasis on the use of sustainable materials.
Principal Breedlove guitar lines
The Master Class — Breedlove's most original designs built from the finest tonewoods, these instruments are for the most demanding players.
The American Series — All handmade in Bend, Oregon, The American Series are handmade acoustic-electric guitars featuring a choice between Breedlove's original designs and sounds and traditional prewar guitar styles.
The Focus Series — featuring the warm sound of a hand selected Redwood top and LR Baggs Electonics, Focus series guitars are particularly at home in the studio.
The Oregon Series — All handmade in Bend Oregon, using all American woods, with Sitka top and Myrtle back and sides. Breedlove's Oregon series guitars are for musicians who care about the use of sustainable materials yet still demand guitars with fine tonal characteristics for serious musicianship.
The Voice Series — Breedlove designed the Voice Series for maximum sustain and a balanced tone that sounds the same whether played unplugged or amplified.
The Atlas Series — Designed, engineered, and quality controlled in Bend, Oregon, Breedlove's Atlas series acoustic-electric guitars are made in Korea with a variety of quality tone woods and feature L.R. Baggs electronics with a built in chromatic tuner.
The Passport Series — The Passport series is Breedlove's most affordable line of acoustic-electric guitars and feature Breedlove's Passport Electonics for amplification and tuning. Every Passport guitar is individually set up by a Breedlove luthier in Oregon.
Breedlove Mandolins and Ukuleles
Breedlove now makes some of the finest mandolins and ukuleles you can buy. Built with the same fine tonewoods and sophisticated engineering as Breedlove guitars, the mandolins and ukuleles are instruments made for the most demanding players.
Breedlove guitars come in a variety of body shapes and sizes. Breedlove's original designs have deep cutaways for range and are designed for maximum sustain. Larger sizes of both traditional and Breedlove designs (Dreadnaught and Jumbo) will provide a powerful resonant bass and broad dynamic range. Smaller sizes (CM, Concert, and OM) render tones with more precision and clarity.
Top woods are of different kinds of Spruce, Cedar, and Redwood. Bear Claw Sitka Spruce and Adirondack Spruce emphasize pure notes an power. Western Red Cedar and Redwood produce warmer tones that emphasize the harmonic and dynamic.
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