Breedlove New and Different for 2021

Breedlove 2021Guitars Debut

A breed apart, Breelove continues to impress

Saddened they could not do this in person, I am sure, Breedlove releases their 30th Anniversary model, the

30th Anniversary Northwest Classic Concert CE.

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Handcrafted and hand voiced from clear-cut free, sustainable master grade Sitka spruce and highly figured Oregon myrtle, this versatile new Breedlove has figured walnut binding and myrtle appointments, this “Sound Optimized® Masterclass limited edition” is an acoustic-electric guitar has a maple neck, and a fingerboard and winged bridge made of ebony. LR Baggs Anthem electronics and a custom Ameritage case come standard with this anything but standard guitar.

New Breelove Premiere Series Instruments for Winter NAMM 2021

Made from East Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce, these high-end Breelove acoustic guitars are available in their three standardized sizes, the Concertina, Concert, and Concerto.

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Jeff Bridges Charity Signature

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Breedlove is now offering the new Jeff Bridges Oregon Concerto Bourbon CE signature model, made with Oregon myrtle and an LR Baggs Anthem TRU-Mic pickup system.

“Powerful and responsive like a dreadnought, tonally the acoustic electric Breedlove Jeff Bridges’ Signature Model emphasizes the unique qualities of myrtle, with a deep rosewood-like bass, the fundamental clarity of mahogany and the enchanting shimmer of koa… co-designed by Breedlove, Bridges and Jeff Bridges & The Abiders’ lead guitarist Chris Pelonis, is fitted with a signature gigbag and furnished with an inside label and certificate of authenticity signed by Jeff Bridges, who reminds us we are “All in this Together.”

The Breedlove Jeff Bridges signature “All in this Together” project benefits Amazon Conservation Team, which works in partnership with indigenous colleagues to protect rain forests and traditional culture.

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Guitars of Winter NAMM 2021

New Acoustics in Short Supply at NAMM 2021

The 2021 Winter NAMM Show was a virtual event, understandably enough, with virtually no acoustic guitars

Still, there were hundreds of events, including performances by musicians, famous and not so famous, as well as interviews and discussions. But while there were also actual products being released, few acoustic guitars were among them, compared to normal years. Even lil’ ol’ Huss & Dalton of Lynchberg, VA has recently gotten into making electric guitars!

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C.F. Martin & Co. made a valiant effort for 2021, by offering four new acoustic guitar models across their pricing tiers, and four ukuleles. While it was reduced from what was originally planned for this NAMM show, it was considerably more of an offering than anyone else could muster, among the major players in the acoustic guitar industry.

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NAMM News of Interest and Intrigue

The 2017 Winter NAMM Show opens for the press and provisioners

Musicians and music lovers rejoice

Acoustic guitars make up but one tributary of the mighty NAMM river feeding the sea of music-oriented retailers. And I am focusing on acoustic guitar news from NAMM over the next few days before my first hand reviews can begin to flow from my own fonts.

The economic downturn finally caught up with the acoustic guitar market over the past couple of years, with mixed results. And this year’s NAMM has some guitarmakers focusing less on new models to add to crowded catalogs, and more on exhibiting models they already have in production, or limited editions like artist signature models, and showing off just what their custom shops can do for customers who will pay cash on the barrel head before an instrument is built.

One company that has put out an array of new models is, of course, C . F. Martin & Co.. Martin has at least one model entering every instrument series not scheduled to be phased out of production.

Read about the new 2017 Martins here

With other Martin news to follow as it develops.

Collings Guitars of Austin, Texas announced a new Pete Huttlinger signature model.

Read more about this new 2017 limited edition model and see some awesome Collings eye candy here

Bourgeois Guitars always offers an entertaining NAMM experience. This year singer Courtney Hartman stopped by to play some guitars. She is also appearing in the promotional video for a very special 2017 offering from Dana Bourgeois.

Bourgeois Guitars is celebrating 30 years of the Schoenberg Soloist cutaway OM with a 30th anniversary collaboration with Eric Schoenberg.

Read more about this awesome commemorative limited edition Bourgeois – Schoenberg and see some video here

Santa Cruz Guitar Company is an exhibitor focusing on amazing one-off custom guitars is the  Their custom shop gets its own display area as large or lager than the one exhibiting standard models and artist signature instruments.

Read more about the Santa Cruz guitars at Winter NAMM here

Vintage Guitars offer up a retro-cool Statesboro 12-string dedicated to Blind Willie McTell

Check out the specs and Paul Brett Video here

Taylor Guitars has partnered with Guitar Center to offer a limited edition John Petrucci Artist Choice 916CE model. New guitars appeared in the new Academy Series of affordably priced instruments, as well as the new 800 Deluxe Series, and the super cool GS Mini Bass head up the latest in Taylor Guitars innovation.

Read the Taylor Guitars details here

What’s new from Collings, Breedlove, and all the rest?

Keep checking back for new and interesting reports