Breedlove is a company that prides itself on innovation - which is no surprise, since it's an even newer luthier than Taylor, which is where its two founders came from. When Larry Breedlove and Steve Henderson founded Breedlove with the mission to build custom fingerstyle guitars, it was easy to see they were on to something special. Today, more than a quarter-century later, the results have made them a well-established and sought-after luthier, known for blending tradition with cutting-edge thinking. The Breedlove Premier series is the perfect example of this philosophy in action, bringing the innovative Breedlove treatment to the classic combination of spruce, rosewood and mahogany.
Breedlove Premier instruments come in every guitar body style the luthier offers, from concert to auditorium to dreadnought to jumbo. Take your pick from the midrange cut of mahogany or the rich low end of rosewood, then choose the shape you prefer, and you'll have no trouble finding the best model to fit your tastes. Or, if you like an even bigger sound, consider doubling up your strings with an instrument like the Breedlove Premier 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar. There's a ton of variety here, so it's easy to choose a guitar that's perfect for your personal preferences.
Maybe the instrument you like best isn't a guitar at all? In that case, you might still be in luck, because the Breedlove Premier series also includes a selection of mandolins. One of the best sellers is the Breedlove Premier FF Mandolin, which delivers strong, punchy tone along with a classic look inspired by the golden age of mandolin building. There are other F-style options here as well, or if you prefer your mandolin a little rounder, check out the Breedlove Premier OO Mandolin or the Breedlove Premier OF Mandolin.
Whether you choose a guitar or a mandolin, the goal of the Breedlove Premier series is the same: to apply Breedlove's forward-thinking design language to the timeless look, feel and sound of traditional tonewoods. And since these are Breedlove instruments, you can count on those woods to be sourced responsibly. All in all, these instruments are as easy on the conscience as they are on the eyes and ears, so if you've been looking for a mandolin or guitar that you can be proud of in every way, you might have just found the answer!