Premium Appointments and Exotic Tonewoods
The Artista Concerto represents the pinnacle of Breedlove’s Organic Collection. This 6-string acoustic-electric guitar is adorned with notable upgrades from its 100% sustainable brethren. First and foremost, the Artista’s tonewood pairing of solid myrtlewood with European spruce gives it a spirited and dynamic tone that showcases characteristics of mahogany, rosewood, and maple. The Hard Rock Maple neck is topped with a premium ebony fingerboard, gold frets, and stylish brass dot inlays. The guitar is equipped with Breedlove Natural Sound electronics, which give you an excellent plugged-in tone. Like all of the Organic Series guitars, the Breedlove Organic Artista is made with sustainably harvested, non-clear-cut, all-solid tonewoods. This ensures that you and other musicians will enjoy the sound of myrtlewood for decades — and even centuries — to come. If you’ve been dreaming of a solid tonewood guitar, but don’t want to harm the environment, Sweetwater recommends the Breedlove Organic Artista Concerto.
Myrtlewood might not be a tonewood that you’re familiar with, but let us assure you that it’s a tonewood you won’t want to stop talking about. Native to the coasts along the Pacific Northwest, myrtlewood (Umbellularia Californica) combines tonal elements rarely seen among American hardwoods. It blends the warmth of rosewood, the lively midrange of mahogany, and the bright treble response of maple into a single tonewood! Depending on your playing style, you’ll bring out different elements for a sound that’s all your own. And due to the constantly shifting winds where the trees grow, each set of myrtlewood showcases a unique grain pattern, making every myrtlewood guitar a one-of-a-kind creation.
Responsibly sourced, all-solid tonewoods set a new standard
Almost every acoustic player dreams of owning an all-solid wood guitar. Now, with the Organic Collection from Breedlove, that dream can become a reality! The Organic Collection features all-solid tonewoods offered at a revolutionary price point. Each tree is individually harvested, and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified, which means that absolutely no clear-cut tonewoods appear in the Organic Collection — so you don’t have to feel guilty about owning an all-solid guitar. All-solid tonewoods aren’t weighed down by glue and resin, which means you hear the wood’s pure tone and nothing else. Plus, all-solid tonewoods resonate much more freely, leading to longer sustain and enhanced harmonic content. Boasting impressive tonewoods and incredible value, the Breedlove Organic Collection doesn’t just set a standard in eco-conscious guitar design; it shatters the mold of the modern acoustic guitar and ushers in a new era of affordable, sustainable instruments.
Breedlove: guitars you can feel good about
From the company’s beginning in 1990, Breedlove has focused a lot of their efforts on reducing their impact on the planet without compromising the quality of their instruments. Their radical approach to sustainability led them to create their Tonewood Certification Program and commit to visit the locations where their timber is harvested to ensure that their sustainability standards are met. The company has introduced player-centered innovations, including top-loading bridges, fine-tuned voicings, and unique neck profiles. From the Discovery to the Legacy, each and every Breedlove is made with an uncompromising dedication to quality sound, flawless workmanship, and environmental sustainability. Buying a Breedlove is much more than purchasing a top-notch acoustic guitar — it’s buying a guitar that you can feel good about.
Breedlove Organic Artista Concerto Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
- Acoustic-electric guitar with 100% sustainably harvested all-solid tonewoods
- Spruce top enhances note definition
- Myrtlewood back and sides create a unique sound with a very present midrange
- Breedlove Natural Sound electronics and under-saddle pickup give you a great plugged-in tone
- Maple neck and ebony fingerboard play easily
- FSC-certified non-clear-cut tonewoods reduce environmental impact
- Bone nut and saddle improve sustain and clarity
- Designed in Breedlove’s Bend, Oregon, headquarters