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onewilyfool

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  • 3 years later...

I own a Breedlove Signature Organic Concerto guitar. The guitar is designed in Bend, OR,  foreign made, and set up in Bend, OR. I really like the guitar. It is closest in size to a dreadnought, but has a different shape. The narrower waist makes it more comfortable to play despite its size. It is not a bass heavy as a Martin. Martin lovers would probably not like it. However, to my ear it is more brighter than a Martin, but more balanced. 

I choose not to shell out the bucks for an Oregon series, as I am not that serious a player, but I am sure that the upper end US made Breedlove guitars are great. Their designs are innovative and as an engineer by trade, I appreciate that aspect of their designs. In the end the sound is great. (to my ears)

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I came across this thread looking for suggestions on a problem with Breedloves - the soundhole pickup coming loose, irritating.
But, reading this, even being an old thread, I wanted to say that I agree with PastorMike earlier in the thread - all guitars are different, and I love every guitar for its differences.   I have been fortunate enough to own many high-end guitars over many years, and currently own several Gibson customs, nice Taylors, and not too long ago, purchased a couple of Breedlove Premiere's.   One is the Concerto with the Adi top and Rosewood B/S, and the other (which got me on the Breedlove direction) was the Concert Redwood/Rosewood, which IMHO is a truly amazing guitar.   The Adi is a boomer - but I'm going to need some time to really get it to open up.   Been a Gibson guy my whole life, and can't say other than that redwood, that I'd ever give up one of my Gibsons for a Breedlove, but each guitar I own has different qualities, and I play each of them for different reasons, and enjoy them for different reasons.

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On 12/25/2020 at 11:51 AM, zombywoof said:

I miss onewilyfool.

Second that.  He was great.  Came up with that evolving list of "Various J-45 Models"  and started with a count around 60 if I remember.     

As far as Breedlove,  the ones I've tried were low end - so I never considered the high end ones.  I think Guitar Makers should be like beer companies.  Cheaper guitars should be called "Lite"...

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27 minutes ago, fortyearspickn said:

Second that.  He was great.  Came up with that evolving list of "Various J-45 Models"  and started with a count around 60 if I remember.     

As far as Breedlove,  the ones I've tried were low end - so I never considered the high end ones.  I think Guitar Makers should be like beer companies.  Cheaper guitars should be called "Lite"...

Martin calls them the Mexican ones.

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On 12/25/2020 at 6:51 PM, zombywoof said:

I miss onewilyfool.

7 hours ago, Murph said:

Yep. A cool cat with a witty, tongue in cheek humor.

Yes - and a good player/singer too. Delivered a fair version of Yesterday.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  D'you remember he began some bar gigs in his later days. We followed them here. . 

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7 hours ago, E-minor7 said:

 

Yes - and a good player/singer too. Delivered a fair version of Yesterday.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  D'you remember he began some bar gigs in his later days. We followed them here. . 

I think so. Back in the early forum days I had dial up and couldn't really watch videos very well. At some point I got a Hughesnet satellite thing that was limited and then eventually we got high speed.

I don't remember years anymore.

Or names.

Or numbers... 

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On 12/25/2020 at 12:51 PM, zombywoof said:

I miss onewilyfool.

 

On 11/1/2023 at 9:55 AM, fortyearspickn said:

Second that.  He was great.  Came up with that evolving list of "Various J-45 Models"  and started with a count around 60 if I remember.     

 

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On 11/1/2023 at 3:24 PM, Murph said:

Yep. A cool cat with a witty, tongue in cheek humor.

 

 

19 hours ago, E-minor7 said:

 

Yes - and a good player/singer too. Delivered a fair version of Yesterday.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

I found it. Then I lost it. But here, for those who knew him, and those who didn't, . . . RIP,  Mr One Wily Fool:

 

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