Breedlove Artista Concertina Natural Shadow Acoustic Electric Guitar, Myrtlewood
Breedlove Artista Concertina Natural Shadow Acoustic Electric Guitar, Myrtlewood
Breedlove Artista Concertina Natural Shadow Acoustic Electric Guitar, Myrtlewood
Breedlove Artista Concertina Natural Shadow Acoustic Electric Guitar, Myrtlewood
Breedlove Artista Concertina Natural Shadow Acoustic Electric Guitar, Myrtlewood
Breedlove Artista Concertina Natural Shadow Acoustic Electric Guitar, Myrtlewood
Breedlove Artista Concertina Natural Shadow Acoustic Electric Guitar, Myrtlewood
Breedlove Artista Concertina Natural Shadow Acoustic Electric Guitar, Myrtlewood
Breedlove Artista Concertina Natural Shadow Acoustic Electric Guitar, Myrtlewood
Breedlove Artista Concertina Natural Shadow Acoustic Electric Guitar, Myrtlewood
Breedlove Artista Concertina Natural Shadow Acoustic Electric Guitar, Myrtlewood
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Breedlove Artista Concertina Natural Shadow Acoustic Electric Guitar, Myrtlewood

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Torrefied European Spruce - Myrtlewood

ARTISTA CONCERTINA NATURAL SHADOW CE

A guitar for connoisseurs, yet astonishingly affordable. While the Artista series sits at the top of the Organic Collection line, it still lies within reach, and how. A short scale Hard Rock maple neck, joining the Oregon myrtlewood body at the twelth fret, puts a combination of easy playability, expressive tone and visual beauty right into your hands. Small body guitars are treasured by serious players, and an Artista Concertina Natural Shadow CE—with an arresting high gloss Natural Shadow finish on a torrefied European spruce top—is an investment in joy. The Breedlove difference at its finest!

Artista Concertina Natural Shadow CE
SPECIFICATIONS

Body Type
Concertina

Neck Wood
Hard rock maple

Solid Wood Top
Torrefied European Spruce

Solid Wood Back & Sides
Myrtlewood

Top Finish
Natural Shadow Burst High Gloss

Back & Side Finish
Natural Shadow Banded Burst High Gloss

Fretboard
African ebony

# Frets
18

Nut Width
1.69"

Tuners Hardware
Premium Breedlove Gold w/ Black buttons

Lower Bout Width
14.75"

Waist Width
8.64"

Upper Bout Width
10.828"

Body Length
19.08"

Body Depth
3.25" (neck), 3.93" (tail)

String Gauge
Olympia light (.012"-.053")

Pickup
Breedlove Natural Sound (Microsonic VT HD 2-AAA)

Bridge
African Ebony

Binding
Dark Walnut

Inlay
3mm Brass Dots Offset

Case
None

Scale Length
25.0"

Sound Hole
3.875"

Crafted In
Designed in Bend, OR USA. Crafted in China.
FEATURES

Sustainable & Clear Cut Free
Made from sustainably-sourced exotic and native tonewoods. No clear-cut trees are used in these instruments. Breedlove uses salvaged and individually harvested timber and has deep relationships with responsible suppliers around the globe. As we move towards sustainability across all lines, owner Tom Bedell has visited 15 countries to discover exactly where the wood comes from, how it is selected and harvested, and how this affects the wildlife, the community, the forest and the planet.

CONCERTINA BODY SHAPE

Breedlove’s small body guitar, delivering a surprisingly clear, crisp, loud sound. It’s 12-frets to the body design make it a joy to play. Extensive Sound Optimization™ engineering has resulted in a body shape that has a bigger sound and is more comfortable to play than a traditional parlor.

REAL SOLID TONEWOODS FOR SUPERIOR SOUND

No Richlite or resin impregnated softwoods, no glue-heavy plywoods: just solid real tonewoods for real tone.

NATURAL SOUND ELECTRONICS

New Breedlove Natural-Sound electronics with volume and tone controls, and easy battery replacement uses 2 x AAA batteries.

TORREFIED EUROPEAN SPRUCE

As a guitar top, European spruce is powerful like Adirondack, clear like Sitka, and complex and responsive like Engelmann, all of which are employed in various Breedlove guitar lines. Torrefied European spruce graces the Artista, Performer and Signature Series in Breedlove’s new Organic Collection of sustainably sourced, all solid wood guitars at revolutionary prices. Torrefaction, a thermal process that artificially ages the wood while also turning it more resilient, makes these instruments explode with vintage tone, singing like an old friend that’s been played by a master for 30 years. With the Organic Collection three years in the making, Breedlove owner Tom Bedell literally climbed a mountain to be positive that the exotic FSC-certified tonewoods used in the assortment are harvested in responsible ways that respect the earth, while providing for superior tone that will last a lifetime. High in the windblown Swiss Alps, Bedell watched as European spruce trees were individually selected—each yielding many dozens of top sets—with an eye towards keeping the old growth stands robust for decades to come.

SUSTAINABLE MYRTLEWOOD BACK & SIDES

Popularized by Breedlove, myrtlewood, from the windblown Oregon coast, combines the best elements of rosewood, mahogany and maple—rich bass, warm midrange and clear, bright trebles—for truly versatile guitars. Each sonically distinct instrument is individualized by the gnarled, wildly varied, but always arresting grain patterns.

Artista Concertina Natural Shadow CE GUITAR PORTRAIT

We are pleased to present these very detailed specifications for your 2020 Breedlove acoustic guitar, which was designed in Bend, Oregon and crafted in China. In addition to dimensions, we have listed every piece of wood in this model: its common name, scientific name, and country where the tree grew. We use no clear-cut wood. We either salvage dead trees or individually harvest to minimize the impact on the forest. You can travel globally with your Breedlove worry free. No permits are needed. That said, it might be helpful to have this information on hand if you are traveling internationally.  We suggest printing out this information and carrying it with your guitar to avoid any misunderstanding or time-consuming waits with border customs officials.

WOOD AND ANIMAL CONTENTS

FINISH
Wood and Animal Contents

Top
Torrefied European Spruce/ Picea abies/ Switzerland

Back and Sides
Myrtlewood/ Umbellularia californica/ United States

Neck
Maple/ Acer saccharum/ Germany

Fretboard
African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Republic of Congo

Bridge
African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Republic of Congo

Headstock overlay
African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Republic of Congo

Body Binding
Black Walnut/ Juglans nigra/ USA

Body Purfling
Plastic

Fretboard Binding
African Ebony/ Diospyros crassiflora/ Republic of Congo

Fretboard Purfling
None

Headstock Binding
None

Headstock Purfling
None

Bracing
European Spruce/ Picea abies/ Switzerland

Back Strip / Side Brace
European Spruce/ Picea abies/ Switzerland

Kerfing
African Mahogany | Khaya senegalensis | Republic of Congo

Bridge Plate
Maple/ Acer saccharum/ Germany

Neck / Tailblock
African Mahogany/ Khaya anthotheca/ Republic of Congo

Logo
Polyester

Fretboard Inlay
Brass

Nut / Saddle
Bone | Bubalus bubalis | China

Artista Concertina Natural Shadow CE VERSATILE PLAY STYLE

The Breedlove Play Style system was created to help you, the player, select your sound and playing style. Finding the most appropriate guitar to fit your sound requires finding not only the correct body shape, but the proper tonewood combinations to fit your style of play. Each Breedlove guitar is designed for a specific play style and sound, the Play Style systems assign a playing style icon to each instrument.

V | Versatile Play, Multiple Styles: Breedlove crafts most guitars with a versatile “all-purpose” sound and feel – well balanced between strumming and fingerstyle play.