In college, a good friend of mine asked me to help him pick out a guitar in the $500 range. We headed to Guitar Source in Overland Park, KS and started checking out guitars. The salesman highly recommended us checking out these new guitars they got by Breedlove, a brand I hadn’t heard of before. It was the first series of their Atlas series guitars. I was totally blown away but the fit and finish and, most importantly, the sound! That was my first experience with the brand and I’ve been a fan ever since!
“In 1990, pioneering California luthiers Larry Breedlove and Steve Henderson pulled up San Diego County stakes, leaving gigs at Taylor Guitars for new, wide open digs. The duo landed in tiny Tumalo, Oregon, just northwest of Bend, opening shop in what was essentially an old barn.” …read more about the history of Breedlove.