Breedlove ECO Collection – Sustainable Natural Sound

From our friends at Breedlove: Two values drive Breedlove—protecting our world’s forests and maximizing acoustic guitar sound. Breedlove’s ECO Collection addresses both. In a visionary feat of engineering, Breedlove has developed a process to integrate three layers of tonewood—sustainably harvested from forests visited by Breedlove owner Tom Bedell—avoiding the soft…




Beyond Rosewood: 12 Mid-Priced Alt-Wood Guitars

Our pitch to makers was simple: Send us a guitar that uses no rosewood and has a real-world cost of $500–$1,500. Since some makers have many models that qualify, we limited each brand to one guitar of any shape or size, with or without electronics or a cutaway. Laminated and solid woods were okay, but no composites such as carbon fiber (that’s a roundup for another time). What you’ll see over the following pages are a dozen acoustic guitars, presented alphabetically, that show off some of the delightful choices available in this popular price range.

Enter to Win Your Dream Custom Guitar!

Sponsored by Breedlove Breedlove is celebrating the introduction of our new Custom Masterclass Build-to-Order Program by giving one lucky contestant the opportunity to win a Custom Masterclass of their design. This is a tremendous occasion to take home one of the finest sounding custom acoustic guitars from our USA Custom…


Breedlove Ukuleles are Back!

Sponsored by Breedlove Kim Breedlove was always at his best when he was designing and handcrafting stringed instruments. From walking and exploring the koa forests of Hawaii – to his home workshop in Bend, Oregon where he experimented with nuances in ukulele body design – the ukulele was one of…

New Breedlove and Bedell Guitars at Winter NAMM 2018

At the Winter 2018 NAMM show, Tom Bedell discusses the range of Breedlove body sizes, presents a Legacy with beautiful cocobolo back and sides, and explains how the company uses sound optimization to create the best tone in each guitar. He also shows a new Bedell guitar with an Adirondack soundboard and Brazilian rosewood back and…



Introducing the NEW Breedlove USA Concert Moon Light

Sponsored by Breedlove The night is big. Everything heard and seen under the light of the moon looms closer and larger—howling wolves, stretched silhouettes. Even stillness takes on a life of its own. To evoke the expansive, embracing sounds and silence of night, we crafted the most textured big sound…

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Save A Guitar – Play The Guitar

Sponsored by Breedlove Technology is taking over. We’re being bombarded. That which was engineered to save us, is enslaving us. Put down your phone. Turn off the computer. And listen up. #SaveAGuitar is a return to music—playing music, making something from nothing. It’s a call to pick up a guitar,…


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Breedlove Gives Away Exotic King Koa

Sponsored Content Breedlove Stringed Instruments is known for its use of exotic tonewoods and Koa is no exception.  Breedlove is giving one lucky person the opportunity to take home one of the most exquisite instruments handcrafted in Bend, Oregon, the Exotic King Koa (MSRP $7,999).   Breedlove matches 5A classified solid…