With its hypnotic, variegated color patterns and unique sonic clarity, melding, somehow, the best aspects of rosewood, mahogany and maple, myrtlewood would qualify as one of the great exotic tonewoods.
But it’s native! It grows—gnarled, strong and beautiful—on Oregon’s rainy, windswept Pacific coast, just 90 miles from Bend. Breedlove, in fact, led the charge in using myrtle for fine guitars, and that proud lineage continues with the best-selling Oregon series. Denser than Sitka spruce, myrtlewood—as a result of Sound Optimization®—can be planed and sanded even thinner, releasing more energy for a balanced profile alive with bass, midrange and treble in equal measure.
Now available in all four revolutionary Breedlove body styles, and with contemporary soft cutaways, each Oregon series guitar—in Cinnamon Burst, Bourbon Burst or Natural finish—is equipped with Fishman Ultra-Tone electronics and comes with a deluxe Breedlove hardshell case.
Overview DREADNOUGHT The Breedlove Dreadnought is slightly more rounded than traditional dreadnoughts, producing beautifully full, punchy, and articulate tones. The Dreadnought appeals to players inspired by the familiarity of a dreadnought, who are looking for nuance and richness from their instrument. The Breedlove Dreadnought projects well, so it excels in an ensemble, and yet retains the refinement needed for vocal accompaniment.