Breedlove Guitars Announces Discovery Series
Breedlove Concert CE

The series is available with two different options: dreadnought and concert with no cutaway or electronics and dreadnought and concert with cutaway and Fishman ISYS-T electronics.

Bend, OR (April 15, 2014) -- Breedlove Stringed Instruments is proud to present the 2014 Discovery Series – designed and quality checked in Bend, Oregon, U.S.A.

The Discovery models are exceptionally well-designed and easy to play, and were created specifically to support newcomers to the instrument. With many of the features found in higher-end models – like a radiused fretboard, slimmer neck profile, and pinless bridge – Breedlove puts great care into the Discovery models to ensure that you get Breedlove’s distinctively crafted sound and Breedlove innovation in your first instrument. The Discovery models will inspire you to dabble, to dream, and to explore the guitar in a way that most entry-level models simply can’t.

The Discovery Series is available with two different options: dreadnought and concert with no cutaway or electronics and dreadnought and concert with cutaway and Fishman ISYS-T electronics. The Breedlove Concert is the original Breedlove shape. It first appeared in 1992, and has been the best-selling Breedlove body shape ever since. Designed specifically for the fingerstylist to be well balanced, compact, and comfortable to play, it generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The unique construction also allows the Concert to sing even at a full strum.

The Breedlove Dreadnought enhances the traditional dreadnought sound by adding more nuance and richness than usual. The shape is slightly more rounded than traditional dreadnoughts and produces beautifully full, punchy, and articulate tones. It also provides excellent projection and articulation, so it excels in any ensemble.

The Breedlove Pinless Bridge helps maintain the integrity of the top by eliminating the need for six drilled string holes. The fewer holes in your soundboard, the more evenly the sound wave can move across the interior, without any loss of energy. The Breedlove Pinless Bridge also provides a gentler string-break angle from the bridge to the top of the saddle, reducing saddle strain. This innovative bridge also makes string changes a breeze, especially on 12 strings. Plus, you’ll never again have to worry about lost, worn-out, or broken bridge pins.


  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Sapele laminate back and sides
  • Nato neck
  • Black binding
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Pinless bridge
  • High-density PPS nut/saddle
  • 1 11/16” nut width
  • Chrome mini 18-1 tuning machines
  • D’Addario strings
  • Fishman ISYS-T in CE models
  • 25 1/2” scale length
  • Gig bag
  • Crafted in China

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