African Mahogany - African MahoganySongwriters from Bob Dylan to Jeff Tweedy have made their point with small body all mahogany guitars. Instruments made from a single species have a unique voice, and Breedlove’s sustainably-sourced African mahogany speaks with a dry, warm authority that fairly screams Americana, and supports your singing without overpowering it. The soft cutaway, easy-bending short scale feel and Natural Sound electronics of the Wildwood Concertina Satin CE make it a mean little lead machine, too, with the ability to sit in a mix, or cut right through it. A simple, durable satin finish throughout puts an elegant guitar in your hands at the right price.
Specifications Body Type Concertina Neck Wood African Mahogany Solid Wood Top African Mahogany Solid Wood Back & Sides African Mahogany Top Finish Satin (Mahogany Stain) Back & Side Finish Satin (Mahogany Stain) Fretboard Indian Laurel # Frets 18 Nut Width 1.69" Tuners Hardware Premium Breedlove Chrome w/ Black buttons Lower Bout Width 14.75" Waist Width 8.64" Upper Bout Width 10.828" Body Length 19.078" Body Depth 3.25" (neck), 4" (tail) String Gauge Olympia light (.012"-.053") Pickup Breedlove Natural Sound (Microsonic VT HD 2-AAA) Bridge Indian Laurel Binding Tortoise (6mm) Inlay 3mm MOP plastic 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.
Sometimes called khaya, African mahogany has a familiar crisp, clean and warm voice and boasts an impressive versatility, taking well to fingerpicking as well as to a more robust strumming attack without losing clarity. All mahogany instruments—like the Organic Collection Wildwood Series (which features sustainably harvested wood source from the Republic of Congo) offer a natural compression that delights blues players, folkies and singer/songwriters.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.
Wildwood Concertina Satin CE Guitar Portrait
We are pleased to present these very detailed specifications for your 2019 Breedlove acoustic guitar, which was crafted in Bend, Oregon. 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 timely waits with border customs officials.Wood and Animal Contents Top African Mahogany/ Khaya anthotheca/ Republic of Congo Back and Sides African Mahogany/ Khaya anthotheca/ Republic of Congo Neck African Mahogany/ Khaya anthotheca/ Republic of Congo Fretboard Indian Laurel/ Terminalia elliptica/ India Bridge Indian Laurel/ Terminalia elliptica/ India Headstock overlay Indian Laurel/ Terminalia elliptica/ India Body Binding Tortoise/Plastic Body Purfling Plastic Fretboard Binding Indian Laurel/ Terminalia elliptica/ India Fretboard Purfling None Headstock Binding None Headstock Purfling None Bracing European Spruce/ Picea abies/ Switzerland Back Strip / Side Brace European Spruce/ Picea abies/ Switzerland Neck / Tailblock African Mahogany/ Khaya anthotheca/ Republic of Congo Logo Plastic Fretboard Inlay Plastic Nut / Saddle Bone | Bubalus bubalis | China 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.Does not come with case