This Breedlove C22 Custom 2000 is from Acoustic Guitar magazine's 10th Anniversary Collection. Now, to celebrate our 30th anniversary, you have the opportunity to bid on a piece of history and support guitar education at the same time.
50% of the net proceeds of this auction will be donated to the Bill Collings Memorial Fund in support of guitar education in public schools and public programs. Plus, we’ll contribute $5 to the Collings Fund in the name of every bidder, whether they win at auction or not.
About the guitar ...
Made with uncompromising craftsmanship and striking innovation, the C22 features Breedlove's signature cutaway on a concert-sized body that's as deep as a dreadnought, making it easy to hold and play over the entire length of the fingerboard.
The back and sides of this beautiful instrument are made of myrtlewood; the top is Sitka spruce with an abalone rosette, walnut binding, and classic Breedlove appointments. It has a maple neck, ebony veneer fingerboard, and a custom Acoustic Guitar anniversary logo.
Breedlove's skilled luthiers have paid meticulous attention to every step of the making of this C22, from choosing the wood and shaping the body to polishing of the finish, ensuring an instrument that sounds as beautiful as it looks.
||Myrtlewood with Sitka Spruce|
From the December 2000 issue of Acoustic Guitar magazine:
The Breedlove Guitar Co. was founded by Larry Breedlove and Steve Henderson in 1990, the same year that Acoustic Guitar hit the streets. It quickly grew into one of the most respected small-production facilities around. The custom C22 the company contributed to our collection reflects Breedlove’s innovative spirit, which helps set it apart from other manufacturers. The instrument is constructed primarily of non-endangered tonewoods, including myrtlewood back and sides, which Henderson describes as combining the powerful voice of rosewood with the clarity and balance of maple. The C22 has a maple neck and a Sitka spruce top and features a grand concert-size body with the depth of a dreadnought. The unique JLD bridge-truss system Breedlove incorporated into the design works to transfer a portion of the strings’ pull to the sides of the guitar. The result is a rich bass response, clear balance, and surprising headroom.
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Current market value courtesy of Eric Schoenberg, Schoenberg Guitars, Tiburon, California.