Breedlove's new Organic Collection is the result of a three-year journey to produce sustainably-sourced, all-solid-wood acoustic electric guitars at revolutionary prices.
The Farm was at the headquarters in Oregon this past summer when Breedlove revealed the Organic Collection and we have been anxiously awaiting the release. This new series sets a new standard for guitar design, sound and accessibility. Breedlove has always been a pioneer in minimizing the environmental impact in order to craft their guitars, and this new series is a further testament to that effort. They have made available the types of wood used as well as the country where the tree grew. They also use no clear-cut wood - rather they either salvage dead trees or individually harvest them to minimize the impact on the forest.
The Organic Series features exacting top and back graduations informed by Breedlove’s Sound Optimization research; a thin UV finish; Natural Sound electronics with soundhole-mounted volume and tone controls; easy-to-maintain pinless bridges; and classic Breedlove playability.
The Breedlove Organic Artista Series takes luxury to a new level, with gold frets and tuners, brass inlays and an African Ebony fretboard capping a Hard Rock Maple neck. The latter couples with Breedlove’s favorite tone platform, Oregon Myrtlewood, to create an instrument as sonically powerful as it is visually beautiful - with a thin Natural Shadow finish and dark Walnut binding setting off each unique, varied and colorful back and side. A solid, torrified European Spruce top with African Ebony bridge works with Myrtle’s magic to deliver a balanced, high energy, ultra-responsive playing experience.
While the Artista Series sits at the top of the Organic Collection line, it still lies within reach, and how. The Artista Concert Natural Shadow CE is every guitarist’s dream. The stunning, dreamy look of Oregon Myrtle; the stunning, rich sound of torrefied European Spruce; and the stunning affordability of The Organic Collection, all rolled into the classic, versatile, time-tested Breedlove Concert body. Set off by dark Walnut binding and a thin, high gloss Natural Shadow finish and gold appointments, the Artista Concert Natural Shadow CE is an eminently playable work of art, which respects your dedication, expression and talent, while respecting the earth.
"We're making tomorrow's guitars today," beams Tom Bedell, whose whole earth philosophy and passion for high quality sound is the driving force behind The Organic Collection, designed in Bend, Oregon, and featuring individually-harvested FSC-certified exotic tonewoods like European spruce—torrefied at the source in the Swiss Alps. Native Oregon myrtlewood is carefully salvaged and culled from the Pacific coast. No synthetic materials are used, and half the glue of traditional laminates means a lighter, more responsive instrument with dynamic range, tone and sustain rivaling other builder’s high end models.
- Brand: Breedlove
- Actual Weight: 4lbs 3oz
- Warranty: Limited Lifetime - USA Only
- Scale Length: 25.5 Inches
- Number of Frets: 20
- Body Shape: Concert
- Face Wood: Solid, Torrefied European Spruce
- Body Wood: Solid Myrtlewood
- Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple
- Nut Width: 1.69 inches
- Orientation: Right Handed
- Fretboard Material: African Ebony
- Cutaway: Yes
- Built in Electronics: Yes
- Pick-Up Type: Breedlove Natural Sound (Microsonic VT HD 2-AAA)
- Case Type: Gig Bag
- Serial: 200104145