A few moons ago, we decided to take a trip up to Oregon to hang out with our friends at Breedlove. Along with some wild times with the crew, we buckled down and got to work picking out hand-selected woods and precise specifications for some extraordinary acoustic guitars that would be given life by the team of master builders over at Breedlove.
This Breedlove Custom Shop Distinctive Dealer Concert CE is one of the results of this painstaking, love-filled process - every piece of wood and appointment chosen for this custom build was carefully chosen at Breedlove's factory for its tonal and aesthetic impact on the instrument! It includes a Ziricote fretboard, a Honduran mahogany neck, Quilt Bubinga back and sides, and a Sitka Spruce top.
We couldn’t be more impressed with it. Built by the best of the best over at Breedlove's factory, the sound on this guitar is head and shoulders above your typical acoustic, as are the aesthetics of it. There’s a gorgeous complexity and brilliance to the high-end that doesn't get too shrill but is present enough to help you stand out if you're playing with other instruments. The bass response is powerful and punchy but also smooth and warm, perfect for strumming and really projecting the energy that you put into your playing. Single note lines breathe with your playing technique – this is an acoustic that can handle lead lines with great expressiveness and subtlety while responding extremely dynamically to your style. It was designed with the singer-songwriter in mind who may play some songs strumming with a pick, but then might put that pick down and resort to fingerstyle plucking for other instances. You can lay into this or gently play note by note with equal ease and without any compromise.
This guitar showed up from Oregon perfectly set up and ready to create music. It plays incredibly well and the neck is very forgiving on your playing hand while the body shape is extremely comfortable to wrap your arms around. This one’s for the musician who is searching for a high-end, one of a kind, player’s instrument that’s going to thrive in the studio and on the stage for decades to come. We designed this guitar so that you can really lay into it with your strumming and the tone stays full and rich while the top offers a very slight amount of natural compression.
We threw in the best acoustic preamp that LR Baggs makes. The LR Baggs Anthem preamp is the highest quality transparent and clear preamp that will accurately convey the true sound of this beautiful acoustic guitar to your favorite amp or PA system with a simple design that's tucked into the soundhole of your guitar.
This could very well be the last acoustic guitar you'll ever need! It sounds as beautiful as it looks and plays like an absolute dream. The best of the best over at Breedlove got together and really knocked it out of the park with this one.
We got to hand select everything on this guitar. Let’s start with the back: It’s the nicest cut of quilted bubinga we could find in Breedlove’s factory. You won’t see another piece of wood quite like it. You could drown in the depth of that figuring. The sides are also solid quilted bubinga and the top is a gorgeous cut of sitka spruce. We went with a figured ziricote ebony piece with some subtle figuring for the fretboard and bridge so it'll look beautifully unique while also contributing some brightness to the tone. The figured headcap is also made out of ziricote to help tie the aesthetics together. To that we added an LR Baggs Anthem preamp so the guitar can be easily amplified while maintaining the full integrity and quality of the instrument's true voice. Breedlove’s pinless bridge design makes changing strings quite easy and effortless. The Masterclass spoked abalone rosette really help put the ribbon on this beautiful little package with intricate details that are very easy on the eyes.
- Concert Body Shape w/Soft Cutaway
- Sitka Spruce Top
- Quilted Bubinga Back and Sides
- Black Body and Neck Binding and Purfling
- Masterclass Spoked Abalone Rosette
- Winged Ziricote Bridge
- Gloss Finish
- Honduran Mahogany Neck
- Ziricote Fretboard and Headstock Cap
- Satin Finish
- 1 3/4" Bone Nut
- Gold Gotoh 510 Tuners w/ Ebony Buttons
- LR Baggs Anthem Preamp & Pickup
- Breedlove Deluxe Tolex Hardshell Case
- Instrument Weight: 4.5 lb