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Breedlove Organic Pro Artista - Gear Spotlight

The Oregon-based company extends their line of sustainably sourced models with an inventive new bracing system and a wallet-friendly price tag.

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When Louis Cato received this Univox LP-style as a gift in high school, it needed some major TLC. A few years later, it got some practical upgrades and now makes regular appearances with Cato on The Late Show.

Photo by Scott Kowalchyk

The self-described “utility knife” played drums with John Scofield and Marcus Miller and spent time in the studio with Q-Tip before landing on Stephen Colbert’s show as a multi-instrumentalist member of the house band. Now, he’s taken over as the show’s guitar-wielding bandleader and is making his mark.

It’s a classic old-school-show-biz move: Bring out the band, introduce them one by one, and build up the song to its explosive beginning. It’s fun, dramatic, audiences love it, and that’s how every The Late Show with Stephen Colbert taping starts.

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​ @Breedlove Guitars Wildwood Pro and Solo Pro Series Demos | Gear Spotlight

Check out two new models that feature sustainable African mahogany, Fishman electronics, and wildly comfortable necks.

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Breedlove Performer Pro - Gear Spotlight

Check out two variations in the company's new sustainable line that feature Fishman electronics, an expressive voice, and a combination of African mahogany and European spruce tonewoods.

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NUX Mighty Plug Pro - Gear Spotlight

Scores of classic amp and effect models—plus cab IRs and recording-interface and re-amping capabilities—all from your phone and a box the size of a pack of gum.

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