Product DescriptionThe Pursuit Concert captures Breedlove's distinctively crafted sound in an affordable package. Breedlove's popular Concert body's top is made of cedar, producing mature tones that are detailed and pleasing. Sapele, a tonewood with attributes similar to mahogany, graces the back and sides. The cedar-sapele wood set is one of their favorite combinations. And it looks great too! Delivering a warm, musical tone when played both acoustically and plugged in, you'll want to get your arms around it and immediately begin creating music from the first strum. Includes built-in USB port for easy interfacing with GarageBand and other recording software.
Body ShapeThe Concert is Breedlove's most popular body shape, favored by players because it is well-balanced, compact, comfortable to play, and offers all the qualities of a great sounding guitar. It generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The Concert works well when played fingerstyle, as vocal accompaniment, or at a full strum.
Top WoodWestern red cedar is a wonderful wood for fingerstyle players. It is softer than spruce, so it requires a careful and accurate touch, and it rewards with sweet, extended harmonic content.
Back and Side WoodSapele is similar both visually and tonally to dense mahogany, but both darker and harder, giving it a strong visual presence and a bit more upper-harmonic content and low-end clarity. It's a good choice for many sizes and shapes, and works well for strumming and fingerstyle.
Breedlove Bridge TrussFor centuries, one of the most difficult components of crafting guitars has been relieving the stress on the bridge without overbuilding the top and dampening sound. Originally invented over 20 years ago, the Breedlove Bridge Truss is still one of the most innovative truss systems on the market today. Refined and improved over the years, the Breedlove Bridge Truss relieves stress on the top, allowing use of a thinner, graduated top, providing for greater sustain and balance, more expression from the instrument, and greater structural integrity -- all while adding longevity to the instrument.
ElectronicsFeaturing a micro-USB interface for easy recording, the Fishman ISYS-301 USB Preamp System includes a side-mounted preamp with rotary controls for volume, tone (bass/treble), and phase; a Fishman Sonicore pickup; onboard easy-to-read 7-segment LED tuner; and ISYS+ USB combination battery box with 1/4" output and USB jack.
Aesthetic AppointmentsLustrous full-gloss finish, pinless Breedlove bridge and Tortoise binding: an attractive package that will make you proud to play this guitar.
Set-Up and Quality Assurance in Bend, Oregon USABreedlove's comprehensive quality control process provides the player with an instrument that will play perfectly right out of the box. Prior to shipment, every Breedlove instrument undergoes a rigorous 25-to-30-point inspection in Bend, Oregon by Breedlove's expert U.S. quality control team. Breelove starts with a visual inspection: checking aesthetic and structural elements of the body and components for flaws. Next, each guitar is tuned and undergoes a play test, where their craftspeople check nut height, relief, action, and string height. Based on the results of the play test, they then adjust for maximum playability. Finally, each instrument is buffed and polished by hand with painstaking attention to detail. Once the instrument has passed inspection, a signed QC sticker is placed, and the instrument is carefully packed and shipped.
Lifetime WarrantyBreedlove players around the world can attest: With consistent, proper care, your Breedlove will give you a lifetime of service -- and inspiration.
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- Body Type: Concert
- Body Depth: 2 (3.75")
- Solid Wood Top: Cedar
- Rosette: Abalone ring with purfling
- Back/Sides: Sapele laminate
- Body Finish: Gloss
- Neck Wood: Nato
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Binding: Tortoise
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Pinless original
- Bridge Truss: Yes
- Inlay: Offset dots
- Peghead Veneer: Rosewood
- Nut/Saddle: Bone
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Tuner: Chrome mini 15-1
- Electronics: Fishman ISYS 3U1-USB
- Pickguard: No
- Lower Bout Width: 15"
- Waist Width: 9"
- Upper Bout Width: 11 1/4"
- Body Length: 20"
- Neck Joint: Dovetail
- Scale Length (in inches): 25 1/2"
- Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
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If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-800-4848
zZounds Expert Review
An excellent value in this price range, Breedlove's Pursuit series concert has a solid western red cedar top giving it a mellow tone that's ideal for fingerstyle but also lends clarity and bite to strummed chords. This guitar definitely has punch in the midrange and great projection for its size. The onboard tuner and single contour EQ knob are fairly basic tools, but will get the job done for aspiring performers and beginners.
Justin, zZounds Guitar Expert