We have sold several Breedlove North West Classic guitars both as standards and in various custom configurations. This instrument was ordered with some beautifully figured Bear-Claw Spruce on the top. It took a long time to get this instrument but one look at this Bear Claw top and we know it was worth it.
The body is made from some very clear Myrtle with no dark streaks in it at all. It does have some great flame grain to it though. The neck is solid Maple equipped with Gold and Black Gotoh tuners. It has Master Class Walnut bindings with Abalone top purfling and rosette with a matching Walnut rim.
The fret board is Ebony with the Classic North West Indian Totem Inlays. This top projects very well and looks great. The tone is crystal clear and even. The neck as all Breedlove’s are is fast and easy to play. This is a Customized Breedlove North West Classic with some great looking features.
HARMONY CENTRAL USER REVIEW 11/12/2004:
Just a note about the Myrtlewood. Before I bought my Breedlove, I had preferred Koa backs to my guitars. In describing the Myrtlewood, the Breedlove site says:
" Koa and Brazilian fans should take notice of this fine tone wood. The tone is highly consistent, while the aesthetic varies widely. One of the best recording tone woods available." They aren't joking. It's a very well balanced, yet separated tone. The wood is beautiful, flamed and has a gloss finish.
The tone of this guitar is just amazing. You can feel the struck notes in your fretting hand and reverberating through you wherever the guitar touches your body.