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Breedlove Oregon Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 

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Overview
  • Body Type: Concert
  • Neck Wood: Hard rock maple
  • Solid Wood Top: Solid Sitka spruce
Description & Specs
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    $1,999.00
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  • Your Price:
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Breedlove's most popular body shape with a gorgeous mix of special Pacific Northwest tonewoods.

This one is for the musician seeking well-rounded balance with the unique look, midrange fullness, depth, clarity, and liveliness of locally sourced myrtle. A surprising Breedlove crafted from Northwest body woods, the Oregon Concert is wonderfully alive with tone. The hard rock maple neck, myrtlewood body, and Sitka spruce top combine to deliver accentuated depth and clarity across the tonal spectrum.

Body Shape
The Breedlove Concert is the original Breedlove shape. It first appeared in 1992, and has been the best-selling Breedlove body shape ever since. Designed specifically for the fingerstylist to be well balanced, compact, and comfortable to play, it generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The unique construction also allows the Concert to sing even at a full strum. If you’re a fingerstylist, or are seeking an instrument to use as vocal accompaniment, this is the shape for you. The Concert is engineered to provide exceptional sustain with a pronounced bass response, both of which can be achieved with a light touch. The graduated top works in harmony with the Breedlove Bridge Truss to provide an even response throughout the lows, mids, and highs, with sustain, and clear, concise, note-for-note projection.

Breedlove Neck
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.

Assymetrical Headstock
The asymmetrical headstock isn’t just a pretty shape – it’s specifically designed to keep the strings in a straight, even line from the nut to the tuning pegs. The result is even tension, stable tuning, and ease of alternate tuning.

Back and Side Woods
Myrtlewood, umbellularia californica, formerly oreodaphne californica, originates in the western United States in Northern California and Oregon. Myrtlewood offers a strong fundamental with a powerful voice. Similar to maple, it has a clear and bright voice with superb projection and sustain, and offers a full and balanced sound. A versatile non-traditional tonewood, it is a favorite for many styles of playing. Myrtle has very unique and widely varied figure – no two sets are alike. Coloration ranges from blonde to taupe.

Top Wood
Sitka spruce, picea sitchensis, originates in the northwest United States. Sitka spruce has been the primary top wood for American-made instruments for decades. It is strong and light with extended harmonic content, and it nearly equals the power of Adirondack. It offers a strong, focused tone with a solid fundamental -- perfect for flatpicking styles. When compared with European spruce, Sitka delivers warmer, more fundamental sound, largely free of overtones. Sitka takes a slightly longer period of playing time to open up. It has a straight uniform grain and coloration ranges from white to pink to light brown.

Features
  • Body Type: Concert
  • Neck Wood: Hard rock maple
  • Solid Wood Top: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Solid Wood Back/Sides: Solid myrtlewood
  • Finish/Color: Semi-gloss with toner
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on
  • Nut Saddle: Tusq
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Case: Deluxe hardshell
  • # Frets: 21
  • Nut Width: 1-3/4"
  • Tuners Hardware: Breedlove, nickel
  • Lower Bout Width: 15"
  • Waist Width: 9"
  • Upper Bout Width: 11-1/4"
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Body Depth: 3.75"
  • String Gauge: D'Addario EXP 16

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BreedloveOregon Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
3.5

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2.0

decent tone poor breedlove dust. service

Pros

  • Design
  • Finish
  • Tone

Cons

  • Case
  • Customer Service
  • Final inspection
  • Set up

Best Uses

  • At Home Non Professional

Comments about Breedlove Oregon Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

tone and finish are good. design is attractive and quite a nice feeling and looking guitar. Breedlove customer service and final inspection fall way short.

For a guitar at this price point, sending a very smelly case (chemicals and something god awful) and having fretboard imperfections are just unacceptable. Breedlove customer service was given a chance to make it right, but they did not respond to an email or a phone call. They gave an initial email that suggested a bit of an arrogance and wanted to charge for shipping to and fro on a case swap. That's not a joke, I'm not allowed to mention prices but you all know how much a 30 lb package cost both ways.

Luckily Musician's Friend cust. service saved the day again and took ownership. they corrected and sent me the Taylor 312E and I couldn't be happier with the Taylor or Musician's Friend!!

Once again, the customer service rep and warranty manager from Breedlove were both quite arrogant and non responsive and actually the warranty manager never even spoke to the fretboard issue. Not one word back. I would be mortified if you notified me of my company's mistake. I could not have been nicer on in my voicemails or emails. I didn't even demand anything, I simply asked if something could be done or how to correct it. They completely shut down and that's going to be my last time dealing with them or their products.

quite disappointing because I had 2 people that were excited to see their higher end USA stuff and this has soured everyone.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Artwork.

By Smedley

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Pros

  • Amazing sound
  • Beautifully Made

Cons

  • I Can Only Afford One

Best Uses

    Comments about Breedlove Oregon Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    The tone is amazing. This makes my limbering up exercises sound like the Beatles. Electronics are easy to figure out. Did I mention it's a beautiful guitar?

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