Breedlove Guitars Unveils Premier Series

The Premier Series includes four body shapes: auditorium, concert, dreadnought, and jumbo.

Bend, OR (December 18, 2013) -- The Premier series is a great American value. Made of time-tested wood sets and Breedlove’s original designs it offers all the benefits of distinctively crafted sound. With prices ranging from $1,699 - $1,999 the Premier series offers an auditorium, concert, dreadnought, and jumbo body shape with both a solid East Indian rosewood and solid Honduran mahogany back and side option. It also offers a 12-string variety. The tops are all a solid Sitka spruce. Sitka spruce is grown in the Pacific Northwest, and has been the primary top wood for U.S.A. instruments for many decades. It is strong and light with extended harmonic content, and nearly equals the power of Adirondack. The Premier series is perfect for the working musicians and serious hobbyists who play to express their emotions, and generally let their music do the talking.


  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid East Indian rosewood, or Solid Honduran mahogany back and sides
  • Sapele neck with bolt on neck joint
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Ivoroid or Tortoise binding
  • AVLS Abalone ring rosette
  • Gloss finish
  • Breedlove nickel tuners
  • D’Addario EXP Strings
  • Deluxe hard-shell case included
  • Designed and handcrafted in Bend, Oregon, U.S.A
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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