Kim Breedlove was always at his best when he was designing and handcrafting stringed instruments. From walking and exploring the koa forests of Hawaii - to his home workshop in Bend, Oregon where he experimented with nuances in ukulele body design - the ukulele was one of Kim’s true passions.
We have combined Kim’s original tenor body shape with his adoration for Myrtlewood – a tonewood he discovered decades ago growing on the Oregon Pacific Coast - which results in vibrantly stunning tonal energy which delivers more sound than traditional koa ukuleles. For 2019, Breedlove is excited to introduce this new tenor body shape in our Lu’au Ukulele collection. Crafted with Kim’s body design and stunning Oregon Myrtlewood.
About Oregon Myrtlewood: The Tonewood Story Rosewood. Mahogany. Maple. Cedar. Koa. Myrtlewood. As they used to sing on Sesame Street, “One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn’t belong … “ The rest are on the list of common and well-loved musical tonewoods. You probably have some guitars made out them sitting in a case or on a stand nearby. Maybe one’s in your lap right now. But myrtlewood does indeed belong. As Breedlove has discovered, the species— specifically Oregon Myrtlewood, virtually from Bend’s backyard—makes an excellent choice for guitars, even an inspiring one, with a sound as unique and identifiable as a fingerprint. Read more: https://bit.ly/2G4mtI6
Since 1990, Breedlove Guitars has been rooted in the small mountain town of Bend, Oregon. We chose to live close to nature with an emphasis on outdoor recreation, strong community, a love of music, environmental awareness and an appreciation for all things created by skilled craftsmen. We’ve been crafting guitars in Bend for a long time now, and we are happy to call it home. Our MISSION is simple: to provide the player with the best sounding, best playing, most enjoyable acoustic guitar possible. Visit us at www.breedloveguitars.comCome on the FREE COURSE TOUR
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