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Breedlove

Distinctively Crafted Sound

In the late ‘80s, Breedlove Guitars was just the glimmer of an idea. Larry Breedlove and Steve Henderson had a dream: to build instruments unlike any others. They set out to craft lightweight, responsive, and impeccably crafted guitars featuring innovative designs, unique materials, and distinctive aesthetics. In early prototyping they created the Breedlove sound that still serves as our benchmark today. How? With two key structural components which produce the distinctively crafted Breedlove sound: a graduated top (thinner on the bass side and thicker on the treble side), and an innovative bridge truss system designed to enhance bass and midrange response by transferring the natural string-pull energy from the bridge to the tailblock and sides, thereby relaxing the top. The graduated top and the brid ge truss create a uniquely musical and balanced voice that achieves remarkable sustain and harmonic complexity.

In 1990, Larry and Steve moved their families to Bend, Oregon and gradually began to turn their dream into reality. In 1992, they officially launched the company at NAMM with three body shapes and five models. In 1994, Larry’s brother Kim – a prolific luthier with two decades of experience building, repairing, and adding inlays to guitars, mandolins, dulcimers, and banjos – joined the small team as master luthier. In 1995, Kim built the first Breedlove mandolin prototype and debuted it at NAMM. The tiny company wrote 150 orders – and had no way to actually produce that volume of instruments. Kim spent the next year figuring out how to ramp up production to fill the demand, and suddenly Breedlove went from a little custom shop that produced a handful of instruments a year, to a force to be reckoned with.

Larry and Steve left the company over the subsequent decade, but Kim remained to carry on the company vision, leading a team of talented craftsmen in the continuing pursuit of distinctive sound. The results speak for themselves – an ongoing series of award-winning instruments that have earned the fierce loyalty and admiration of a generation of musicians and dealers. In 2010, Kim met Tom Bedell, a successful and creative entrepreneur with a desire to build the next great American guitar company. Intrigued by Kim’s passion and Breedlove’s commitment to crafting tone and exquisite design, Tom knew Breedlove was the perfect vehicle to bring his dreams to fruition. Today, Breedlove is a key brand in the Two Old Hippies Guitars family, which also includes Bedell Guitars and Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments.

Which brings us to the Breedlove Guitars of today. Welcome. We’re glad you’re here. We are passionate and innovative builders of remarkable stringed instruments, spurred by our desire to challenge convention and build the instruments of tomorrow. Our master luthiers craft acoustic guitars, mandolins, basses, and ukuleles for artists seeking self-expression and liberation through music. But make no mistake – our world-class luthiers don’t just build instruments, they design distinctively crafted sound.

All of our instruments are painstakingly designed in Bend, Oregon, utilizing exclusive design elements like contemporary body shapes, handcrafted necks, the Breedlove bridge truss system, exotic tonewoods, and stunning inlays to deliver a look and sound that is completely unique to the Breedlove brand. Play one and you'll instantly get it: From an entry level Discovery to a handcrafted Exotic, the Distinctively Crafted Sound of a Breedlove will take your art to new heights.

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  1. Breedlove Legacy Series OF Mandolin, Solid Spruce/Maple

    Special Features

    From Breedlove:

    The Legacy OF offers musicians more punch, power, and growl than expected from the simple design, it creates a boomy, deep range that speaks...

  2. Breedlove 25th Anniversary Brazilian Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar

    Player's Perspective

    Built in honor of Breedlove’s 25th anniversary, this instrument is something truly special. It combines the unrivaled tonal beauty of Brazilian rosewood with Breedlove’s unsurpassed acoustic crasftsmanship, creatin...

  3. Breedlove Legacy Concert LTD, GLoss Finish

    The Legacy Concert LTD pairs two exceptional, solid tonewoods—a Sitka spruce top and koa back and sides—for a voice that’s mellow and sweet while projecting with clarity, depth and volume. The visually stunning koa provides an aesthetic as rich as this instrument’s gorgeous tone. The LR Baggs Anthem TRU-Mic built-in pickup is very high qual...
  4. Breedlove Limited Edition Premier Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar, Natural, Rosewood/Cedar

    Player's Perspective

    Cedar and rosewood has long been a tonewood pairing for classical guitars, but you don’t see it as often on steel-strings. The sound is textured and dynamic, packed with harmonic information. This Limited Editi...

  5. Breedlove USA Concert Acoustic Guitar, Moon Light, Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Ebony Board

    Specs

    • Breedlove USA Moon Light Concert Acoustic Guitar
    • Concert Body
    • Satin Top, Sides, and Back Finish
    • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
    • Solid Hond...
  6. 2016 Breedlove Premier Concert Mahogany Acoustic Guitar

    The go-to guitar for the professional musician and serious hobbyist seeking versatility with additional cutting power in the upper registers and an evenly balanced low end. A perennial classic: Built on a timeless foundation of mahogany and Sitka spruce, the Premier Concert Mahogany exemplifies the best of the Breedlove sound in an award-winning bo...
  7. Breedlove Masterclass Exclusive Series, Concert Acoustic Guitar, Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides

    The Masterclass Concert is already the most popular Masterclass model. Just imagine how it sounds with the prodigy of all music wood – Brazilian rosewood. The famous sustain of the Breedlove Concert with the Breedlove Bridge Truss system is amplified with this treasured music woods. It responds to lower energy bass frequencies with power and ent...
  8. Breedlove C25/BCBU Custom Concert, Bearclaw Sitka Spruce, Bubinga

    Player's Perspective

    Concert sized guitars are some of my favorite acoustic guitars to play. The punchy mid-range is just great for a live mix and sounds nice and present in a recording setting. This Breedlove Custom Concert C25/BCBU is a one of a kind guita...

  9. Breedlove Custom Shop D20/SMP Dreadnaught, Big Leaf Maple, Spruce

    Player's Perspective

    Breedlove's Dreadnaught guitars are always a joy to play. With a slightly more rounded body than traditional Dreads, this Custom Made D20/SPM Breedlove Dreadnaught is something you need to try to believe. Sometimes D...

  10. Breedlove Limited Edition Premier Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar, Rosewood w/ Cedar Top

    Player's Perspective

    Cedar and rosewood has long been a tonewood pairing for classical guitars, but you don’t see it as often on steel-strings. The sound is textured and dynamic, packed with harmonic information. This Limited Editi...

  11. Breedlove Premier Concert Copper CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Spruce and Rosewood Body, LR Baggs Electronics

    • Breedlove Premier Concert Copper CE
    • Concert Body Style
    • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
    • Solid East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
    • Honduran Mahogany Neck
    • Afr...
  12. Breedlove Premier Series Concert Mahogany

    Player's Perspective

    It's kind of like making a popular blues lick sound new, or finding a new voicing for a typical major chord: Breedlove has managed to build a simple, stripped down, straight-ahead acoustic guitar that has its own personality and identity. It might look li...

  13. Breedlove Exotic Series King Koa Acoustic Guitar

    Player's Perspective

    Holy koa. This is one of the best designs we've seen from Breedlove. The sound is immaculate. There's a beautiful high end shimmer, radiant mids and a smooth low end. I picked it up and was immediately struck by how present and articulate the sound is. Ko...

  14. Breedlove Legacy Series Auditorium

    Player's Perspective

    This Auditorium from Breedlove's Legacy series combines unique tonewood, impeccable craftsmanship, and stellar electronics in a creative, 100% American-made package. There are a lot of great acoustic guitars out there, but there aren't as many great acous...

  15. Breedlove Premier Series Auditorium, Rosewood

    Player's Perspective

    This rosewood-outfitted Auditorium from Breedlove's Premier Series is an innovative and distinctly musical take on the single-cutaway, pickup-equipped acoustic guitar. The first thing you'll notice about this instrument is the delicate balance between com...

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