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 Wildwood Series is sustainably sourced with FSC-certified African Mahogany from the Congo River Basin, the world’s second largest rainforest. Curiously, it provides the classic sound of Americana, with all-Mahogany guitars known for warm midrange tones that perfectly support a voice. Favored by folkies, roots rockers and songwriters, Mahogany instruments are versatile, with a bold timbre, a crisp attack and strong string-to-string definition. The Wildwood Concerto Satin CE - featuring a soft cutaway - sounds great strummed or picked, and, accented by binding, has a simple, straight-grained look as rich as its tone.
The Breedlove Organic Wildwood Series offers the world’s highest-value, superior-sounding acoustic electric guitars at astoundingly affordable prices. This guitar’s 16” solid African Mahogany top and solid African Mahogany back and sides ring, with excellent note separation and a strong midrange presence, and the satin finish provides beauty and protection.
The percentage of new players that stick with guitar past the first year is actually pretty slim. With this Wildwood Concerto Satin CE, Breedlove set out to change that equation. Offered at a remarkable price, this instrument puts the magic of superior all-solid-wood sound into the hands of guitarists of any level.
"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 10oz
- Warranty: Limited Lifetime - USA Only
- Scale Length: 25.5 Inches
- Number of Frets: 20
- Body Shape: Concerto
- Face Wood: Solid African Mahogany
- Body Wood: Solid African Mahogany
- Neck Wood: African Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1.69 inches
- Orientation: Right Handed
- Fretboard Material: Indian Laurel
- Cutaway: Yes
- Built in Electronics: Yes
- Pick-Up Type: Breedlove Natural Sound (Microsonic VT HD 2-AAA)
- Case Type: Gig Bag
- Serial: 191203820