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BREEDLOVE ACOUSTIC GUITARS

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 bridge truss create a uniquely musical and balanced voice that achieves remarkable sustain and harmonic complexity. 

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 Breedlove Guitars 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 you¹ll instantly get it: From an entry level Passport to a Kim Breedlove Signature Master Class, the distinctively crafted sound of a Breedlove will take your art to new heights.