To relax from his day gig as a master guitar builder, Kim Breedloveused to escape home and burn the midnight oil while dreaming of Hawaiiand creating high-end ukuleles from native, bright, yet deep-soundingOregon myrtlewood, which offers an even richer sound than traditionalkoa or mahogany. Those groundbreaking designs, developed in his garageworkshop and boasting essential sonic improvements alongside remarkablyfluid playability, serve as the basis for a new acoustic andacoustic/electric line of classy, powerful—and colorful—Breedlove Lu’auUkuleles.
Solid Wood Top
Along with its body shape, a guitar’s top is the defining element ofits sound, driving, through its vibration, the key aspects of volume,tone, sustain and projection. Spruce will, due in part to its famousstiffness-to-weight ratio, ring loud and clear. A solid wood toptranslates those vibrations with more immediacy and purity of tone, andreacts more directly with the intent of a player. If you are at anintermediate level or above, you will appreciate the instantlyrecognizable benefits of a solid wood top.
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
Breedlove players around the world can attest: With consistent,proper care, your Breedlove will give you a lifetime of service – andinspiration. New Breedlove instruments, purchased through an authorizedBreedlove dealer, are warrantied to be free of defects in materials andworkmanship throughout the lifetime of the original owner. In additionto materials and workmanship, Breedlove offers a two-year warranty ontuning machines and electronics packages. Cases and bags are subject to aone-year warranty covering defects in structure and hardware.
THE CONCERT BODY SHAPE
The Concert is our most popular body shape, favored by playersbecause it is well-balanced, compact, comfortable to play, and offersall the qualities of a great sounding guitar. It generates a wonderfullyarticulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, butalways felt. The Concert works well when played fingerstyle, as vocalaccompaniment, or at a full strum.
SITKA SPRUCE TOP
The world’s most popular topwood, for a reason. Sitka has an idealstrength-to-weight ratio, yielding a strong fundamental, high velocityof sound and a pleasing elasticity. Translation? Sitka sounds great forheavy strumming, light fingerpicking and everything in between.
MYRTLEWOOD BACK & SIDES
Popularized by Breedlove, myrtlewood, from the windblown Oregoncoast, combines the best elements of rosewood, mahogany and maple—richbass, warm midrange and clear, bright trebles—for truly versatileguitars. Each sonically distinct instrument is individualized by thegnarled, wildly varied, but always arresting grain patterns.
Breedlove Lu'au Series Concert Ukulele E Ovangkol/Natural Shadow Gloss - LUCU21ESSMY Features:
- Body Type:Concert
- Neck Wood:Mahogany (Okoume)
- Solid Wood Top:Sitka spruce
- Back and Sides:Okoume/ Aucomea klaineana/ Gabon
- Layered Back & Sides:Mahogany
- Top Finish:Natural gloss
- Back & Side Finish:Natural gloss
- # Frets:22
- Nut Width:1.6875”
- Tuners Hardware:Chrome Closed Gear
- Lower Bout Width:15.37"
- Waist Width:9"
- Upper Bout Width:11.28"
- Body Length:19.875"
- Body Depth:3.75"
- String Gauge:D'Addario EXP-170
- Pickup:LR Baggs EAS
- Inlay:Centered dots
- Scale Length:32”
- Sound Hole:4”