Knowing sound frequencies travel most efficiently through lighter weight materials, Breedlove designed the USA guitars to be their lightest, most alive instruments. Achieving their thinnest finish – just 5 mils on the top and 2 mils on the back and sides. Binding and decoration have been minimized. Tops are sanded thinner and soundhole sizes reduced to achieve a targeted fundamental resonance. When you first pick up a USA instrument, you will immediately recognize how light it is. When you first play it, Breedlove hopes you'll be amazed at the sound too. All the woods are salvaged or individually harvested. Breedlove does not use clear-cut trees. Handcrafted in Bend, Oregon. Each guitar includes factory-installed L.R. Baggs EAS VC electronics and a deluxe Breedlove hardshell case.