Review and Demonstration of the Breedlove ECO Discovery S Concert All Mahogany

This review is for the Discovery Concert all-Mahogany guitar that we just recently got in from Breedlove. This is their mid-size guitar which is similar to an OM body size or an orchestra body size. It’s not too big – it’s a nice, comfortable guitar to hold and play. The other thing that we're going to see on this Breedlove Discovery Concert guitar is an all-Mahogany construction.

So, we've got Mahogany on the top, back, and sides of this instrument. And when we start changing the wood from a soft wood like a Spruce or a Cedar and start moving to a hardwood like Mahogany, the guitar is going to pick up a lot of midrange character and definitely a lot of midrange power. The Spruce in comparison to Mahogany is definitely going to be a little bit of a brighter sound and a snappier sound. But what you're going to lose in the upper frequencies, in the upper upper frequency range, you're going to gain a lot of power and a lot of strong voice with this guitar.

Definitely a nice option for somebody who's looking for a little bit of a departure from the standard Spruce over Mahogany option and this guitar. Very simple construction. We're going to see some nice black binding on the top. The back is unbound, definitely not lacking in anything on this guitar, but definitely a simpler construction that allows them to price this guitar where it is.

This guitar comes in at $449 which is a fantastic price point for such a quality instrument. On here we are going to see Breedlove's signature headstock with their fairly simple looking logo, but definitely a classy option and nothing too crazy on this guitar in terms of flashy inlay or anything like that. We have some Breedlove branded closed gear tuners on the guitar. Definitely a nice feature. And last but not least, on this guitar, we're going to see our Breedlove signature pinless bridge. So this is going to make string changing really easy for you because as we can see, the strings are going to actually go through the back of the bridge and up over the saddle. They're kind of eliminating the the need for a bridge bends and also making restraining a little bit easier that way. You're not fighting any bridge pins, wanting to pop out. And yet, as you bring the string up to tension.