This USA-built Breedlove Oregon Concert Bourbon CE Myrtlewood is a stunning acoustic instrument. With its natural wood construction and handcrafted luthier touches, this guitar offers a versatile sound for any player. The body is made with solid Myrtlewood, and the neck is Eastern hard rock maple with an African ebony fingerboard.
It features a large 4" soundhole for increased resonance and volume, a 20 fret neck with a 1.75" wide nut width. The tuning gears are satin gold plated. The Delta bridge is made of African ebony. A cutaway at the upper bout facilitates full access to all 20 frets. This guitar also has an LR Baggs EAS VTC pickup system for superior amplification. To top things off, it includes a beautiful hardshell case.
Body Type Concert
Neck Wood Eastern hard rock maple
Solid Wood Top Myrtlewood
Solid Wood Back & Sides Myrtlewood
Top Finish Bourbon burst gloss
Back & Side Finish Bourbon burst gloss
Fretboard African ebony
# Frets 20
Nut Width 1.75"
Tuners Hardware Breedlove, satin gold
Lower Bout Width 15.37"
Waist Width 9"
Upper Bout Width 11.28"
Body Length 19.875"
Body Depth 3.75" (neck), 4.5" (tail)
String Gauge D'Addario EXP 16's
Pickup LR Baggs EAS VTC
Bridge Delta bridge, African ebony
Inlay Offset dots
Case Deluxe hardshell
Scale Length 25.5"
Sound Hole 4"
Crafted In Bend, OR USA
Sustainable & Clear-Cut Free
Breedlove uses no clear-cut woods in its Made in Bend models. It’s that’s simple. Featuring sustainably sourced all solid exotic and native tonewoods handcrafted by skilled luthiers who are as sensitive to the needs of the earth as they are to building the best sounding and playing guitars available anywhere.
SOUND OPTIMIZATION® & HAND VOICING
Why do Breedlove guitars sound so good? It’s simple, Breedlove guitars are made with care, with the goal of allowing you to play better, sound better and play more. But it’s also complex, with art, inspiration, craft and science merging together in a process we call Sound Optimization®. These models are hand voiced, with experienced luthiers meticulously tapping, listening and shaving away tiny curls of exquisite tonewood as they target specific, measurable frequencies that will make each unique, individual instrument sound its very best. The tone wood species are carefully milled, weighed and considered, with backs and tops specifically tuned to each other to create light, responsive guitars with superior tone and sustain.
MYRTLEWOOD TOP, BACK & SIDES
Popularized by Breedlove, myrtlewood, from the windblown Oregon coast, combines the best elements of rosewood, mahogany and maple—rich bass, warm midrange and clear, bright trebles—for truly versatile guitars. Each sonically distinct instrument is individualized by the gnarled, wildly varied, but always arresting grain patterns.
THE CONCERT BODY SHAPE
The Concert, Breedlove’s most popular body shape—designed 30 years ago and still going strong—is favored by discerning players for its versatile, balanced, articulate sound and its easy playing ergonomic comfort. This flagship platform performs equally well strummed or fingerpicked, and is perfectly poised for accompanying the human voice.
THE BREEDLOVE NECK
“Breedlove craftsmen often say, “”No neck feels better than a Breedlove neck.” They may be a
bit biased, but industry insiders agree. Here’s our big secret: hands-on sculpting. After basic machining, each Breedlove neck goes through a comprehensive, build and finish process, starting with the hand shaping of each and every neck. Next, the perfectly sculpted neck heads into the finish process where it receives a wash coat and sealer. Then, over a three-day period, multiple finish coats are applied, and the neck is level sanded. In the final stage, we perfect the finish by hand-buffing it and rubbing it down to achieve exactly the right thickness for
perfect action and playability.”