Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert CE Sitka / Koa Whiskey Burst w/ Gig Bag
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Used, in great playing condition. This Breedlove is a real winner for the price point, with a smooth and comfortable neck, a crisp and rich sounding pickup system, and an attractive burst finish. A truly exceptional guitar that outperforms many others in its class. This spruce and koa model was discontinued, so get it while it's hot! The guitar is in very good shape; the most noticeable issue is a small patch of dents/scratches on the neck heel that you can feel when you're all the way choked up on the neck (see photo), but it's not very severe and doesn't significantly affect playability. Aside from some light pick marks and a few other minor cosmetic signs of play, this one is in great shape and ready for a happy home. Includes the original very basic Breedlove gig bag; let us know if you'd like to upgrade to something more durable.
From Musician's Friend:
Comfortable to hold, terrific to play, beautiful to look at.
The Pursuit Concert acoustic-electric is Breedlove’s best-selling guitar. This Sitka spruce topped and Hawaiian koa-bodied version sounds warm and beautiful. The Pursuit Concert Sitka-Koa acoustic-electric guitar is easy to play with a 1-11/16" radiused neck. For live performances, it's equipped with Belcat's Iris-1 active pickup system with a 3-band EQ and discrete soundhole controls. Its cutaway body gives full access to all 20 frets.
A gig bag is included.
The Breedlove Concert is the original Breedlove shape. It first appeared in 1992, and has been the best-selling Breedlove body shape ever since. Designed specifically for the fingerstylist to be well-balanced, compact and comfortable to play, it generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The unique construction also allows the Concert to sing even at a full strum. If you’re a fingerstylist, or are seeking an instrument to use as vocal accompaniment, this is the shape for you. The Concert is engineered to provide exceptional sustain with a pronounced bass response, both of which can be achieved with a light touch. The graduated top works in harmony with the Breedlove Bridge Truss to provide an even response throughout the lows, mids, and highs, with sustain, and clear, concise, note-for-note projection.
Sitka spruce, picea sitchensis, originates in the northwest United States. Sitka spruce has been the primary top wood for American-made instruments for decades. It is strong and light with extended harmonic content, and it nearly equals the power of Adirondack. It offers a strong, focused tone with a solid fundamental -- perfect for flatpicking styles. When compared with European spruce, Sitka delivers warmer, more fundamental sound, largely free of overtones. Sitka takes a slightly longer period of playing time to open up. It has a straight uniform grain and coloration ranges from white to pink to light brown.
One of the most visually stunning woods available, with golden hues and often with dramatic figure. Koa is characterized by a tone that is both clear and sweet. The voice grows over time, from sweet to sweeter. Clear and sweet. The wood “opens up” the more the instrument is played, expanding the midrange, for an even richer, sweeter tone over time. Due to its popularity, it is harder and harder to find top-quality koa. Limited supply has driven up prices in recent years, making koa expensive, and therefore rarely found in production guitars. Has the stiffness and clarity of rosewood, but with the warm, light tones of mahogany. Similar in weight and strength to black walnut. Colors range from brown to gold, with rich and varying grain, tending toward curl or flame figure in old-growth trees. Koa is a fast-growing tropical hardwood, native to the Hawaiian Islands. It requires up to 200 inches of annual rainfall. As a nitrogen-fixing plant, it is perfect for growing in the young volcanic soil of the Islands.
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.
Breedlove Pinless Bridge:
The Breedlove Pinless Bridge helps maintain the integrity of the top by eliminating the need for six drilled string holes. The fewer holes in your soundboard, the more evenly the sound wave can move across the interior, without any loss of energy. The Breedlove Pinless Bridge also provides a gentler string-break angle from the bridge to the top of the saddle, reducing saddle strain. This innovative bridge also makes string changes a breeze, especially on 12 strings. Plus, you’ll never again have to worry about lost, worn-out, or broken bridge pins.
• Slim neck profile
• Belcat Iris-1 pickup system with 3-band EQ, phase
• Gloss Whiskey Sunburst top
Body type: Concert
Top wood: Sitka spruce
Back and sides: Hawaiian koa
Bracing pattern: X
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: C
Nut width: 1.69" (43 mm)
Neck wood: Okume
Scale length: 25.5"
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Semi-gloss
Configuration: Soundhole mounted preamp
Preamp EQ: 3-band
Feedback filter: Phase
Headstock overlay: Stained basswood
Tuning machines: Chrome closed gear
Saddle and nut: Bone
Number of strings: 6
Special features: Saddle, truss wrench, sticker
Case: Gig bag
Country of origin: China
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