Instruments & Gear: Fine Lutherie

Custom Breedlove Revival Dreadnought

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Fingerstyle master Ed Gerhard demonstrates his primary touring guitar.

by Teja Gerken
January 01, 2015

In this video, Ed Gerhard demonstrates and discusses his custom 2009 Breedlove Revival series dreadnought. The guitar is his primary performance instrument and is outfitted with a Fishman Acoustic Matrix undersaddle pickup ( and a Joe Mills internal microphone. Gerhard strings the guitar with D’Addario EJ24 True Medium phosphor bronze strings (

Also check out Gerhard’s segment in Peghead Nation’s Advanced Fingerstyle Workshop, where he teaches his signature arrangement of the traditional “The Water Is Wide,” discusses and demonstrates his custom Breedlove lap steel, and performs a beautiful lap-slide version of “Killing the Blues.”

SPECS: Dreadnought body with 14-fret neck. Solid Adirondack spruce top. Solid quilted sapele back and sides. Mahogany neck. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. 25½-inch scale. Gotoh tuning machines. Made in USA.

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