MASTERCLASS CONCERT CE GUITARS

It takes master craftsmen and master grade woods to handcraft a Breedlove Masterclass guitar. Judged by its design, its sound, its beauty, and its playability – Masterclass is artistry and the Masterclass Concert sets the bar. We use the Breedlove Bridge Truss to lessen the tension on the Sitka spruce top allowing for more sustain and overtone embellishment in ideal harmony with the myrtlewood back and sides. Yes, the Masterclass Concert is a show piece, but more than that, it is lively, full of voice and a Masterclass fingerstyle instrument. This fine instrument along with all other Masterclass, Exotic and Custom Sound Studio Series instruments are available exclusively in the USA through our Distinctive Dealers or internationally through our International Distributors.

BODY SHAPE

The Breedlove Concert is the original Breedlove shape. It first appeared in 1992, and has been the best-selling Breedlove body shape ever since. Designed specifically for the fingerstylist to be well balanced, compact, and comfortable to play, it generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The unique construction also allows the Concert to sing even at a full strum. If you’re a fingerstylist, or are seeking an instrument to use as vocal accompaniment, this is the shape for you. The Concert is engineered to provide exceptional sustain with a pronounced bass response, both of which can be achieved with a light touch. The graduated top works in harmony with the Breedlove Bridge Truss to provide an even response throughout the lows, mids, and highs, with sustain, and clear, concise, note-for-note projection.

BACK AND SIDE WOODS

Myrtlewood, umbellularia californica, formerly oreodaphne californica, originates in the western United States in Northern California and Oregon. Myrtlewood offers a strong fundamental with a powerful voice. Similar to maple, it has a clear and bright voice with superb projection and sustain, and offers a full and balanced sound. A versatile non-traditional tonewood, it is a favorite for many styles of playing. Myrtle has very unique and widely varied figure – no two sets are alike. Coloration ranges from blonde to taupe.

GRADUATED TOP

Breedlove graduated tops contribute stunning balance from lows to highs. How? Graduated tops are slightly thicker on the treble side, balancing the higher energy treble frequencies with the lower energy bass frequencies traveling through the thinner bass side. The result: clearer, cleaner highs and stable, resonant lows. Because no two soundboards are exactly the same, Breedlove craftsmen evaluate each top for stiffness and density, and then graduate it accordingly. The amount of graduation is customized for each individual instrument. The top is sanded to the precise graduated thickness to achieve optimal flexibility and stiffness. This hands-on process is one of the major contributors to the Breedlove sound.

BREEDLOVE BRIDGE TRUSS

The Breedlove Bridge Truss (BBT) reduces tension on the soundboard of the guitar, so the top wood is able to vibrate more freely, producing remarkable sustain, balance, and clarity. The BBT also allows for a thinner graduated top, thereby allowing Breedlove craftsmen to bring out the optimal sound from the top wood without sacrificing structural stability. Relieving much of the string tension from the bridge prevents “bridge belly,” ensuring top stability for decades. Guitar strings can exert up to 230 pounds of pull from the nut to the bridge. Traditional methods for preventing top bowing at the bridge usually involve heavy internal bracing and thicker tops. The BBT compensates for this pressure in an innovative way: The BBT is mounted to the bridge from the inside and is connected into the tail block of the guitar, pulling downward on the underside of the bridge to distribute some of the tension, relieving pressure on the top. The resulting tonal effect on BBT-equipped guitars is more resonance and livelier sound with enhanced overtones.

BREEDLOVE NECK

Breedlove guitar necks feature a slimmer neck profile, which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. Unlike traditional dovetail neck joints that require major surgery for a neck re-set, it is easy to adjust the play action and neck angle with the Breedlove bolt-on neck and single-action truss rod. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish contributes to ideal playability – the finish process alone takes three days, including precise finish coat applications, fine sanding, and hand buffing and rubbing.

BREEDLOVE ASYMMETRICAL HEADSTOCK

The asymmetrical headstock featured on CM, Concert, Auditorium, and 12-String body shapes isn’t just a pretty design – it’s specifically designed to keep the strings in a straight, even line from the nut to the tuning pegs. The result is even tension, stable tuning, and ease of alternate tuning.

GENERAL

  • Body Type: Concert
  • Neck Wood: Eastern hard rock maple
  • Solid Wood Top: Sitka spruce
  • Solid Wood Back & Sides: Myrtlewood
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Back & Side Finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard: African ebony
  • Frets: 20
  • Nut Width: 1.75"
  • Tuners Hardware: Gotoh 510, gold with ebony buttons
  • Lower Bout Width: 15.37"
  • Waist Width: 9"
  • Upper Bout Width: 11.28"
  • Body Length: 19.875"
  • Body Depth: 3.75"
  • String Gauge: D'Addario EXP 16
  • Pickup: LR Baggs Anthem TRU-Mic
  • Bridge: Winged bridge, African ebony
  • Binding: Koa
  • Inlay: Masterclass leaves
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Sound Hole: 4"
  • MPN: MCCN01CESSMY
  • UPC: 875934006417

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