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« on: May 10, 2004, 06:13:34 PM »

Breedlove made 10 special "10 year anniversary" pieces....so, what year would that have been?
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2004, 01:16:26 PM »

Part of my history of Breedlove:

In the late ‘80s, Steve Henderson was foreman of a small cabinet shop in Lemon Grove, California that happened to be just next door of s small shop called Taylor Guitars. Within six months, Henderson was manager of Taylor's parts department.  At the same time Larry Breedlove was employed at Taylor as production manager.  He had been with Taylor for about seven years, and he and older brother Kim, a banjo specialist, had been building instruments for 17 years.  Henderson and Breedlove became friends and were soon discussing forming a business of their own.  Breedlove had a background in design and had developed some particular ideas about guitar building from his varied building experiences.  In 1990, they moved to Tumalo, Oregon, where Breedlove Guitars continues to operate.  The chose to call the new company "Breedlove" because the name "was at least known to insiders of the industry," says Henderson.  "Anyway," he adds, "Breedlove is a cooler sounding name than Henderson."

The company got off to a tenuous start and were making about three guitars a week.  Fortunately, as part of their agreement in leaving the Taylor company, they were also performing all Taylor warranty and repair work.  This arrangement worked in their favor as they were able to make contact with a key dealer body interested in a new line acoustic guitars.  Kim Breedlove also joined the company after having worked for the Stelling and Deering companies.  His expertise is in design and manufacturing as well as inlay techniques.
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So that would make 2000 the 10th anniversary.

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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2004, 05:03:36 PM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2004, 04:09:59 PM »

I went to a local guitar store and looked at their Breedlove's (looking only, could never shell out that kind of money), and I noticed some new guitars that were in the $700 range. The store owner said they were made oversees. Anyone shed any light on these guitars?
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2004, 05:59:23 PM »

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I went to a local guitar store and looked at their Breedlove's (looking only, could never shell out that kind of money), and I noticed some new guitars that were in the $700 range. The store owner said they were made oversees. Anyone shed any light on these guitars?
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Here's a thread about them...

http://www.larriveeforum.com/forums/index....ct=ST&f=3&t=270
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