McKinley chose Breedlove Discovery series guitars as one of her Staff Picks - here's what she has to say about them:
"I've never really cared that much about guitar brands. Whenever my musician friends started ranting and raving about a specific model or manufacturer, my eyes would usually glaze over until someone changed the subject because comparing guitars felt a lot like listening to sommeliers talk about the subtle differences between wines. However, I have finally found my conviction in vouching for the Breedlove Discovery series—more specifically, the Concert and the Companion acoustic-electric models. They're affordable, but they sound far more rich and colorful than anything you'd expect out of an "affordable" guitar. And even though style is subjective, these guitars have a certain kind of moxie that a lot of acoustic guitars don't seem to muster. Plus, anyone who buys one of these Breedloves will be supporting an Oregon-based company while also getting a guitar that is built to last for musicians who appreciate character and quality over brand names and expensive price tags."