Where the guitar meets the forest
Two values drive Breedlove—protecting our world’s forests and maximizing acoustic guitar sound. Breedlove’s ECO Collection addresses both. In a visionary feat of engineering, Breedlove has developed a process to integrate three layers of tonewood—sustainably harvested from forests visited by Breedlove owner Tom Bedell—avoiding the soft center core that dampens sound on other laminates. The ECO Collection is ushering in a new era in six-string history. With the Breedlove ECO Collection, for the first time, you can play an environmentally friendly, solid top guitar with vibrant, renewable, sound enhancing EcoTonewood back and sides. New Breedlove Designed in Bend Discovery S, Pursuit Exotic S and all-African mahogany Rainforest S models will feature this fully sustainable integrated tonewood technology. Now, great, affordable, natural sound can be good to the earth, too.
Sustainable, integrated tonewood technology, optimized natural sound
With EcoTonewood, Breedlove makes laminate technology sustainable, introducing a resonant core tonewood layer of clear-cut free, individually harvested African mahogany in place of the typical tone-robbing softwoods used in standard acoustic guitar manufacture. Coupled with Breedlove’s deep research into revolutionary body shapes; building to target tonewood weight adds to the optimized, natural sound of each guitar in the ECO Collection. And, Breedlove creates these better sounding laminate guitars while being kind to the earth while maintaining an accessible, entry-level price-point.
ECO COLLECTION DISCOVERY S SERIES
Beginner-friendly design makes the Discovery S Series—part of Breedlove’s sustainable new ECO Collection—a perfect introduction to the world of music. A thinner neck profile with narrow nut width and radiused fretboard makes for ultra-easy play. A pinless Delta bridge makes string changing simple and fun. Carefully crafted with trademark Breedlove sound DNA, these instruments, featuring earthconscious, sonically superior EcoTonewood technology, sound like guitars costing three times the price. Welcome to the family!
DISCOVERY S CONCERTINA EDGEBURST CE RED CEDAR-AFRICAN MAHOGANY
Sometimes undersung in the guitar world, western red cedar has a glowing warmth that responds quickly to fingerstyle play while offering a rosy definition to relaxed strumming. It finds a perfect duet partner in the clarity and cutting power of African mahogany. In a short-scale 12-fret parlor-like Concertina format, red cedar, simply put, is a folkie’s dream. Boasting a beguiling gloss Edgeburst finish, this solid top soft cutaway Breedlove Discovery S Concertina features sustainable earth-conscious, sonically superior EcoTonewood technology. Comfortable and easy to play, with a slim, fast neck and beginner-friendly narrow nut width, the guitar comes equipped with Fishman Presys I electronics, with built-in tuner. Discover the Breedlove ECO Collection—where the guitar meets the forest.
*Note: The guitar that ships may not be the exact one that is pictured here.
- Body Type: Concertina
- Neck Wood: African Mahogany
- Solid Wood Top: Western Red cedar
- Layered Back & Sides: African Mahogany
- Top Finish: Edgeburst
- Back & Side Finish: Natural gloss
- Fretboard: Ovangkol
- # Frets: 18
- Nut Width: 1.69"
- Tuners Hardware: Chrome Closed Gear
- Lower Bout Width: 14.75"
- Waist Width: 8.64"
- Upper Bout Width: 10.828"
- Body Length: 19.08"
- Body Depth: 3.11" (Neck) 3.85" (Tailblock)
- String Gauge: D'Addario XT PB Light
- Pickup: Fishman Presys I
- Bridge: Ovangkol
- Binding: Black
- Inlay: Centered dots
- Case: N/A
- Scale Length: 25.0"
- Sound Hole: 3.877"
- Designed in Bend, OR USA. Crafted in China.