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House of Musical Traditions has been a Breedlove dealer for close to 20 years, and we are the only Distinctive Dealer in the mid-Atlantic; offering some of the largest in-stock selection in the area. We appreciate their attention to quality and detail on their entire range of instruments - including their imported models - as well as their strong commitment to using sustainable woods and environmentally-friendly practices. From their introductory and intermediate lines on up to the Custom Shop and Masterclass instruments, Breedlove displays a care for detail, tone and innovation not found in many other brands.
As with all of our instruments, each new Breedlove guitar is inspected by our staff upon arrival to make sure it meets our high standards of playability.
Breedlove offers an almost dizzying array of models to choose from, as well as unique body sizes. Here is a quick guide to the current series and body sizes:
Discovery: Breedlove's most affordable series, featuring solid tops, a thinner neck profile with narrow nut width and radiused fretboard making for ultra easy play. Pinless Delta bridge makes string changing simple. Designed, engineered, and quality-controlled in Bend, Oregon, U.S.A. Crafted in China.
Pursuit: a slight step up from Discovery, offering more wood options and LR Baggs electronics. Designed, engineered, and quality-controlled in Bend, Oregon, U.S.A. Crafted in China.
Solo: specialty instruments designed for singer-songwriters. A Side Monitor Soundhole directs the warm, distinct tone of a solid red cedar top right to the player, without diminishing any forward projection. LR Baggs Electronics. Designed, engineered, and quality-controlled in Bend, Oregon, USA. Crafted in China.
Organic: this series offers a wide array of gorgeous-looking and sounding woods, all sourced sustainably. All feature Breedlove Natural Sound pickups. These guitars will make a statement on stage! Designed, engineered, and quality-controlled in Bend, Oregon, U.S.A. Crafted in China.
Oregon: handcrafted in Bend, OR, these guitars feature native Myrtlewood and sustainably harvested Alaskan Sitka Spruce. LR Baggs electronics. The Oregon series includes many limited-edition models.
Premier: handcrafted in Bend, OR, with East Indian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce or rich Redwood. Hand-voiced, with LR Baggs electronics.
Masterclass: custom-made in Bend, OR with the highest grade woods. Keepsake artistry and stunning tone!
Body Styles: Breedlove's body styles are unique to their company. A quick guide, from smallest to largest: - Companion: a small-body travel guitar with 23.5″ scale length and 1 11/16" nut - Concertina: comparable to a parlor size. 1 11/16th inch radiused neck, 12-frets to body, 25" scale length. - Concert: classic shape. 14 frets to body. Some models have 1 11/16" nut, some are 1 3/4." Scale lengths range from 25.3-25.5". - Concerto: the largest body style, with a 16" lower bout. Some models have 1 11/16" nut, some are 1 3/4." Scale lengths range from 25.3-25.5".