Wanting to push the big instrument sound to a whole new level, we are delighted to introduce 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 4 3/4 inch deep body in the lower bout. It sounds like a speaker is projecting the textured notes through the smaller sound hole. Engineered for big lush sound, playability and comfort, the Oregon Concerto is a breakthrough guitar you will want to experience.
When we set out to create a guitar that would surpass the classic big body sound of the dreadnought, we didn’t just want it to be loud. We sought to bring out more tonal complexity, and to offer a much more comfortable playing experience, too. Introducing the new 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 our unique new sound profiling technology, we 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.
With the goal of crafting the world’s finest guitars, we have applied breakthrough technology that takes sound creation to a whole new level. The debut of our 2017 BIG SOUND instruments reveals the results from work by leading experts, research institutions and our own experimentation. We’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, we embraced a far more complicated process, setting a new standard aimed at getting the most music out of every instrument we build. We have learned to capitalize on variation, developing exclusive technology: Breedlove SOUND PROFILING. Learn more.
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.
- Body Type Concerto
- Neck Wood Hard rock maple
- Solid Wood Top Solid Sitka spruce
- Solid Wood Back & Sides Solid myrtlewood
- Top Finish Gloss
- Back & Side Finish Semi-gloss
- Fretboard Ebony
- # Frets 20
- Nut Width 1-3/4"
- Tuners Hardware Breedlove, nickel
- Lower Bout Width 16"
- Waist Width 9.37"
- Upper Bout Width 11.745"
- Body Length 20.695"
- Body Depth 4 at neck, 5 at tailblock
- String Gauge D'Addario EXP 16
- Pickup LR Baggs EAS VTC
- Bridge Delta bridge, African ebony
- Binding Black
- Inlay Offset dots
- Case Deluxe hardshell