BEND, Ore. (October 16, 2023) — Breedlove’s striking finishes have made plenty of waves in the acoustic guitar industry, and today, the tradition continues with the release of their brand-new Stormy Night finish. This elegant and alluring finish has quickly become a favorite with everyone who has experienced it firsthand.
The Inspiration Behind Breedlove’s Stormy Night Finish
From the fade of their Tequila Sunrise to their limited-edition Earthsong Burst, Breedlove’s guitar finishes give many of their acoustics the stage-ready aesthetic usually reserved for solid-body electric guitars. It’s something they are very proud of, including their newest edition.
The Stormy Night finish presents a mesmerizing visual contrast, expertly blending and contrasting shades of deep blue, black, and gray. Together they create an enchanting combination of shadows and reflections that add even more depth to the figured Myrtlewood they embrace.
The finish is a testament to nature’s inspiration for everything they do at Breedlove. Stormy Night, in particular, draws its inspiration from an enchanting night sky in Arizona, rocked by the kind of lightning storm only a desert can produce. Their goal was to capture the deep and electric hues of the sky as lightning lights up the world around it.
The team at Breedlove knew Stormy Night would be stunning, but even they were surprised with how the finish enhances the guitar’s overall appeal. This Stormy Night makes everything it touches much more beautiful.
Masterful Craftsmanship: Creating the Stormy Night Finish
Though it was Breedlove Wood Management & Product Development Manager Angela Christensen who shared the inspiration for the Stormy Night finish, it was their Master Finisher Jade McNair who made it a reality. Working from a photograph supplied by Christensen, McNair had to capture nature in its most raw form and bring it back to life on an acoustic guitar. He, along with his team of incredibly skilled craftspeople, nailed it.
Employing hand-staining and meticulous hand-rubbing techniques, the team applies the finish to each instrument, creating a multi-dimensional appearance and accentuating the guitar’s natural beauty. As a result, each Stormy Night-finished guitar boasts a unique personality, making each a masterpiece of its own.
Models Featuring Breedlove’s Stormy Night Finish
Very few tonewoods take to a beautiful finish like our beloved Myrtlewood. That’s why Breedlove’s Made in Bend Oregon Myrtlewood series is the perfect canvas to display Stormy Night’s natural radiance. The tonewood’s natural transitions from light to dark and creamy visual tones enhance the depth of the finish. And the finish returns the favor by bringing out the detail and playfulness of Myrtlewood’s figure. And, of course, every Oregon Myrtlewood model sings with solid Myrtlewood’s signature warmth and detail.
Catching Lightning in a Bottle
The new Stormy Night finish has already made a significant impact throughout the company. With its nature-inspired elegance and colorful depth, this finish stands out, even against McNair’s other beautiful creations. There’s no question that the Stormy Night finish exemplifies Breedlove’s commitment to artistry, innovation, and craftsmanship. Experience the Breedlove Stormy Night finish in person, and you’ll understand.
The Stormy Night Finish meets the Concert Thinline Body Shape
While the new Stormy Night finish will be applied to all four of Breedlove’s revolutionary body shapes (Concerto, Concert, Concertina and Companion), one of the most exciting new models incorporates Breedlove’s new Concert Thinline body shape.
Inspired by a storm-illuminated desert night sky, the Breedlove Oregon Concert Thinline Stormy Night CE is a first for the Made in Bend Oregon Series. This guitar takes the best features of their popular Concert body shape and marries them in a proprietary thinline design, perfect for hours of effortless playability. Through their Sound Optimization process and the guitar’s all-myrtlewood construction, they have created a thinline acoustic guitar that retains the Concert’s low-end warmth and detail, whether it’s played acoustically or through the onboard LR Baggs electronics.
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About Breedlove Guitars:
For more than 30 years, Breedlove has been on the forefront of guitar innovation. With the goal of superior sound and sustainable exotic tonewoods, Breedlove has followed the lead of musicians and builders, designing trusted, quality instruments for a new era at their home in Bend, Oregon.
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