Breedlove’s Oregon Concert CE is a luxury guitar with a twist: its style, materials, and tone set it apart from the competition in this price bracket. When you combine this with Breedlove’s environmentally conscious mentality and high-end American craftsmanship, you have an acoustic that demands attention. Sitka spruce is by far the most popular top wood, with an outstanding strength-to-weight ratio. It grows fewer than six inches each year in Southeast Alaska TMs temperate rainforest, battling its way through deep old-growth woods. Breedlove’s trees range in age from 4 to 600 years old, growing straight and up to 300 feet tall. We never cut down one of these majestic trees, instead of collaborating with Alaska Specialty Woods to recover blown-down, dead trees from the forest floor.
Combining old-growth Sitka with gnarly Myrtlewood yields instruments that sound considerably better than standard guitars. Made by hand in Bend, Oregon. Each Oregon comes with LR Baggs EAS VTC electronics and a premium Breedlove hardshell case from the factory. MMR magazine dealers named this Oregon Concert the Acoustic Guitar of the Year in 2015, kicking off a three-year streak of Oregon instruments being honored for its tradition-breaking tone, playability, and sophisticated design. This guitar, which comes in cutaway and full-body versions, is the Breedlove icon, having been played by more Breedlove artists than any other USA manufactured Breedlove.