Jeff Bridges on how his Breedlove signature acoustic will help save the planet - and why he started his first rock band at 60

Jeff Bridges
(Image credit: Audrey Hall)

Jeff Bridges is laughing because Bridges - the Oscar-winning actor, musician, photographer and Zen raconteur par excellence - is talking about his new signature Breedlove acoustic guitar, and he just caught himself speaking in the urgent cadence of the Home Shopping Network.

“I feel like one of those salesmen on TV,” he hoots. “And here’s an even better deal!” But you’ve got to understand, Jeff Bridges is excited, really excited, because he’s on a Zoom call to talk about two of his big passions in life, playing the guitar and environmentalism.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.