Breedlove Guitars

Tom Bedell began giving guitar lessons in his home town of Spirit Lake, Iowa.  Just a few months later, when Tom was 14 years old, he imported guitars with his name on the headstock from Japan.  The year was 1963.  Tom continued to make guitars and played in local bands, growing his wholesale...
Kim Breedlove began building banjos in the 1960s, during the Folk Music movement and the popularity of such performers as Pete Seeger. After working with his brother for a few months he moved to the east coast while his brother moved to Oregon to form Breedlove Guitars. As Kim moved to Oregon, his...
Larry Breedlove is the founder of Breedlove Guitars, although his brother Kim runs the company now.  Larry fell in love shortly after opening the Oregon-based guitar company and moved to his native San Diego to be close to his sweetheart.  It was in San Diego that Larry reconnected with his dear...
Ed Gerhard knew that there was something special about playing the guitar when he heard Andrés Segovia play on TV when he was 10 years old. He took a few lessons from a music store but learned most of his beginning skills from one of his neighbors. Ed has a unique playing style - combining the...
Crazy Pete Newport began working at Breedlove Guitars in 1999 with the goal to help promote and market the product line. Over the years he spent many hours working with and learning from Kim Breedlove, the founder. Kim’s unique luthier approach to guitar design helped usher in a new era of handmade...