The Breedlove Companion offers the comfort and convenience of a small body travel guitar while still offering a robust voice that translates well to any musical moment.
The Discovery Companion Sitka Spruce – Mahogany guitars have a versatile play style ideal for strumming and rhythm to fingerstyle play.
The small Companion body shape is constructed with a Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides for a clean, balanced and superb sounding travel-sized guitar with a warm midrange tone. The 1-11/16th inch radiused neck, 23.5″ scale length and low action make it fun and easy to play for any skill level.
Many touring musicians depend on these durable and reliable guitars while on the road, and entry-level and beginner players find special value in these easy to play guitars.
Every level player will appreciate these guitars and sound better, play better and play more on a Breedlove Discovery Series guitar.
Beginner-friendly design makes the Discovery Series a perfect introduction to the world of music. A thinner neck profile with narrow nut width and radiused fretboard makes for ultra easy play. A pinless Delta bridge makes string changing simple and fun. Carefully crafted with trademark Breedlove sound DNA, these instruments sound like guitars costing three times the price. Welcome to the family!
Solid Wood Tops
Along with its body shape, a guitar’s top is the defining element of its sound, driving, through its vibration, the key aspects of volume, tone, sustain and projection. Spruce will, due in part to its famous stiffness-to-weight ratio, ring loud and clear. A solid wood top translates those vibrations with more immediacy and purity of tone, and reacts more directly with the intent of a player. If you are at an intermediate level or above, you will appreciate the instantly recognizable benefits of a solid wood top.
Companion Body Shape
Historically, serious guitar players on-the-move have faced a rather tough dilemma; contend with the challenges of traveling with a full-size guitar or settle for a more convenient, smaller instrument with traditionally reduced sound quality… the travel guitar.
Breedlove guitars feature a slimmer neck profile, which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish also contributes to ideal playability. The labor-intensive finish process includes precise finish coat applications, fine sanding, and hand buffing and rubbing.
Mahogany Back & Sides
Long treasured by cabinetmakers and shipwrights for its simple, straight-grained beauty, strength and workability, mahogany—used in tops, backs, sides and necks—is also one of the true classic tonewoods, famous for its clear, strong fundamental; even string-to-string balance; and warm midrange emphasis. Mahogany pairs well with spruce tops as well as with itself in single species guitars—and both combinations define much of American roots music.
Breedlove Pinless Bridge
Breedlove’s pinless Delta bridge is a distinctive element, alright, with a sleek, modern contour that adds an extra bit of unexpected beauty to every instrument, from Discovery to Legacy. But it also adds welcome functionality while anchoring great sound. Beginners love the fact that string changes are much easier without having to wrestle a traditional pin bridge. Pros love it for the same reason!
No more looking for lost pins during a fast backstage string swap. And its low profile makes for perfect right hand damping.
- Body Type: Companion
- Neck Wood: Mahogany (Nato)
- Solid Wood Top: Solid Sitka spruce
- Layered Back & Sides: Mahogany
- Top Finish: Natural gloss
- Back & Side Finish: Natural gloss
- Fretboard: Ovangkol
- # Frets: 19
- Nut Width: 1.69"
- Tuners Hardware: Chrome Closed Gear
- Lower Bout Width: 13.53"
- Waist Width: 7.93"
- Upper Bout Width: 9.93"
- Body Length: 17.5"
- Body Depth: 3.11" (Neck) 3.85" (Tailblock)
- String Gauge: D'Addario EXP 16
- Binding: Black
- Inlay: Centered dots
Scale Length: 23.5"
- Sound Hole: 3.54"
- Crafted In China