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Breedlove Oregon Concerto E Myrtlewood - Myrtlewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar Gloss Natural

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Wanting to push the big instrument sound to a whole new level, Breedlove has created the Oregon Concerto, crafted with an all-myrtlewood body. The ex...Click To Read More About This Product

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New body shaped that is optimized by special sound profiling techniques and featuring the natural beauty of wood from the Pacific Northwest.

Wanting to push the big instrument sound to a whole new level, Breedlove has created the Oregon Concerto, crafted with an all-myrtlewood body. The extra stiffness of the myrtlewood top drives this guitar by moving more air inside the 5 in. deep body in the lower bout. It sounds like a speaker is projecting the textured notes through the smaller soundhole. Engineered for big, lush sound, playability and comfort, the Oregon Concerto is a breakthrough guitar you will want to experience.

Body Shape
When Breedlove set out to create a guitar that would surpass the classic big body sound of the dreadnought, they didn’t just want it to be loud. They sought to bring out more tonal complexity, and to offer a much more comfortable playing experience, too. The result, the 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.

Using their unique sound profiling technology, they dial in just the right frequency for each piece of exotic tonewood, bringing out its special characteristics, so you hear not just volume, but a palette of distinct tonal flavors. Crafted from woods like myrtlewood, mahogany, rosewood, koa, cocobolo, and Brazilian, the Concerto shape lets each wood resonate in a way you’ve never heard before.

Sound Profiling
With the goal of crafting the world’s finest guitars, Breedlove has applied breakthrough technology that takes sound creation to a whole new level. The debut of their 2017 BIG SOUND instruments reveals the results from work by leading experts, research institutions and their own experimentation. They've advanced the creation and projection of sound, and complexity of tone, by working with—instead of against—the variability in the woods from forests around the world.

Music wood varies substantially among species, within trees of the same species and within an individual tree. Each tree has its unique life span experience. There is as much as a 30% variance in the density and frequency of tonewood cut to the same dimension within the same tree.

Most guitar production companies ignore these complex inconsistencies, cutting their tops and backs to a uniform, pre-determined dimension. At Breedlove, they embraced a far more complicated process, setting a standard aimed at getting the most music out of every instrument they build. Capitalizing on variation, developing exclusive technology: Breedlove SOUND PROFILING.

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.

Top, 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.

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.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Concerto
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid Myrtlewood
  • Back & sides: Solid Myrtlewood
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C Soft
  • Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Eastern Hard Rock Maple
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Semi-gloss
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: L.R. Baggs
  • Configuration: Undersaddle transducer
  • Preamp EQ: 1-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Info not available
  • Tuning machines: Breedlove Nickel
  • Bridge: African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods , sound profiling
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

Find out why Breedlove is so revered amongst acoustic players. Order this Concerto today.

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5.0

I Love This Guitar

By Bobby Ray

from Grand Forks, North Dakota

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Pros

  • Clear, resonant, balanced sound on all strings.
  • Even my wife likes the sound of this guitar.
  • Immaculate fit and finish. Precise tuners.
  • Strings horizontal through bridge. No pegs.
  • Very playable neck, beautiful fretwork.

Cons

  • Strings must come off to change battery.

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    Comments about Breedlove Oregon Concerto E Myrtlewood - Myrtlewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Had this about a month now. I wasn't looking for another acoustic guitar but I heard a sound clip on Acoustic Guitar e-mag. It had an interesting and unique sound that I really liked. It was very mellow and resonant. After finding another couple of examples on the net that sounded just as good I decided if it played as well as it sounded I'd buy one. Being a new model it took a while before I could gain access to try one, but finally, the local dealer got one in. That's all it took. Spent about an hour with it and was very satisfied. Was ready to buy with cash in my pocket and the dealer quoted me some BS about this being "price blocked" because it was a new model and he couldn't come off of the list price. Bottom line is he lost a sale and I saved a ton of cash by buying from Musicians Friend. Over the years I've never had a problem purchasing form MF but I try to give the locals first shot. I bought the Myrtle/MyrtIe and while some may not like the non-traditional look, I find it very appealing and the pattern in each one is unique. I also currently own a Martin, GPCPA-1, a Composite Acoustic Legacy dread, A La Patrie nylon and about a dozen electrics. I've gone through many more over the years. I'm guilty like many of you of a continual search for the tone I hear in my head and I have to say this Breedlove is what I've been looking for. It's clear, clean, slightly compressed and can boom like a dread but is also very precise and comfortable for finger picking. The hard case is solid and well built. Like I said, I love this guitar. Try one if you get the chance.

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