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Breedlove American Tenor Ukulele

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Distinctively crafted ukulele sound, built for the serious musician; cedar and walnut infuse the traditional aloha spirit with a Pacific Northwest influence...

Distinctively crafted ukulele sound, built for the serious musician; cedar and walnut infuse the traditional aloha spirit with a Pacific Northwest influence.



The Breedlove ukulele collection is driven by Kim Breedlove’s personal passion. His long-standing infatuation with ukuleles is born from his connection to Hawaii –
every year, he spends several weeks in the middle of the Pacific in the lush island landscapes, overlooking powerful pristine seas. Kim toiled for years over early Breedlove prototypes to engineer the perfect uke sound.

Originally, Breedlove ukes were available only by custom order, but by 2010, Kim had perfected the distinctively crafted sound in his signature model, and Breedlove released the Kim Breedlove Signature Ukulele as the first production uke. The Breedlove ukulele sound – the crystal-clear brilliance and lively “chunk” – is a result of the ultra-lightweight design, five-fan bracing, and minimal hand-applied finish. All Breedlove ukuleles are meticulously handcrafted in Bend, Oregon out of the most exquisite woods, for an experience that will whisk you away to the islands, if only in your imagination.


Western red cedar, thuja plicata, originates in western North America. Western red cedar is softer than spruce, so it requires a careful and accurate touch, but it rewards with sweet, extended harmonic content, making it a wonderful wood for fingerstyle players. A responsive tonewood, Western red cedar sounds broken-in, even when new and offers a balanced, rich tone, with projection, sustain, and harmonic complexity. It produces bright trebles, which give it a warmer, sweeter sound than the spruce. Coloration runs from light (almost as light as Sitka) to a very dark reddish-brown.


Walnut, claro and black, juglans hindii, and nigra, has a very even response curve. From the dramatic curly figure of claro walnut to the straight grain of black walnut, this tonewood offers a strong, clear fundamental, with clear harmonics. First discovered by the English Botanist Richard B. Hinds in the Sacramento Valley, it is the favorite wood of many luthiers, and has been described as "the mahogany of the rich." With tight lows, strong mids, and fat, even treble tones and lots of sustain, it is warm and earthy with the overtone depth of rosewood and the clarity of mahogany. Walnut is brighter than mahogany, but not quite as bright as maple. Coloration varies from black and orange contrasts to the usual chocolate walnut tones.


Breedlove players around the world can attest: With consistent, proper care, your Breedlove will give you a lifetime of service – and inspiration. New Breedlove instruments, purchased through an authorized Breedlove dealer, are warrantied to be free of defects in materials and workmanship throughout the lifetime of the original owner. In addition to materials and workmanship, Breedlove offers a two-year warranty on tuning machines and electronics packages. Cases and bags are subject to a one-year warranty covering defects in structure and hardware.