Bend, Oregon builder celebrates milestone with four limited edition guitars — introducing the 30th Anniversary King Koa
Bend, ORE — May 11, 2021 — In January, Breedlove Guitars, based in Bend, Oregon, marked the 30th Anniversary of bringing its first instrument to market, announcing the issue of four very special, limited edition guitars—each celebrating a defining model; each updated with ongoing Breedlove innovations like sustainable, clear-cut free tonewoods, soft cutaways (except a non-cutaway Phoenix model), hand-voicing and Sound Optimization®.
Following in the footsteps of the 30th Anniversary Northwest Classic – released in January – Breedlove now announces the release of the 30th Anniversary King Koa.
First introduced in 2002, the original King Koa featured a warm, understated western red cedar top complemented by beautiful solid Koa back and sides. A detailed and attention-grabbing mermaid and dolphin inlay — designed by Kim Breedlove — adorned the ebony fingerboard, serving as the guitar’s show-stopping centerpiece.
Just shy of two full decades later, Breedlove is now a leader in cutting edge acoustic guitar technology and has updated this stunning guitar with modern accoutrements.
This time around, the King Koa’s soft cutaway body is completely outfitted in solid koa and its show-stopping, highly-figured top is the center of attention. One look at this guitar and you’ll understand why it’s called the King Koa.
From the maple neck’s custom burst finish — which offers a warm visual complement to koa — to the abalone top purfling and bloodwood binding that spans its body, ebony fretboard, asymmetrical headstock, and its refined ‘Hooks” inlay, every detail of the King Koa celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Breedlove’s dedication to detail-oriented guitar making.
This is the company’s first all-Koa guitar to include Sound Optimization, making the King Koa a loud and lively instrument with a well-balanced tone that sounds better than ever.
A dazzling display of American guitar artistry, the Made in Bend 30th Anniversary King Koa comes equipped with LR Baggs Anthem electronics and comes in a custom Ameritage case.
Breedlove Limited Edition 30th Anniversary King Koa Concert CE
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About Breedlove Guitars
Breedlove is building tomorrow’s guitars today. With the goal of superior sound and sustainable exotic tonewoods, we have the right guitar for you, at the right time in your musical journey. You will sound better, play better and play more with a Breedlove. For 30 years, we’ve been following your lead, designing trusted, quality instruments for a new era in our Bend, Oregon Custom Shop. Our passion matches yours, together we know what makes a great guitar. Four revolutionary body shapes, marrying science, art and beauty, cater to your individual style, offering personalized, signature tones you never thought possible; with unmatched ease of playability and striking fit and finish across all models. You will fall in love at first strum. That’s the Breedlove difference. www.breedloveguitars.com