Overview

Pursuit Dreadnought CE Guitars

For players seeking maximum projection for ample stage presence, as well the refinement needed for vocal accompaniment, this Pursuit Dreadnought captures Breedlove’s Distinctively Crafted Sound in an affordable package. With a solid Sitka spruce top, this full-depth dreadnought’s back and sides are constructed of mahogany, making it a versatile instrument that will project sound well. Includes built-in USB port for easy interfacing with recording software.

Pursuit Dreadnought CE Specifications
Body Type Dreadnought
Neck Wood Mahogany (Okoume)
Solid Wood Top Sitka spruce
Back & Sides Mahogany (Sapele)
Top Finish Natural gloss
Back & Side Finish Natural gloss
Fretboard East Indian rosewood
# Frets 20
Nut Width 1.6875"
Tuners Hardware Chrome Open Gear
Lower Bout Width 16.18"
Waist Width 10.77"
Upper Bout Width 11.68"
Body Length 20.145"
Body Depth 4"
String Gauge D'Addario EXP 16
Pickup Fishman USB
Bridge East Indian rosewood
Binding Tortoise
Inlay Centered dots
Case Standard gigbag
Scale Length 25.5"
Sound Hole 4"
Crafted In China

Body Shape

Breedlove set out to enhance the traditional dreadnought sound, and the results are evident. If you’re inspired by the familiarity of a dread, but are looking for more nuance and richness than usual, the Breedlove Dreadnought delivers. The shape is slightly more rounded than traditional dreadnoughts and produces beautifully full, punchy, and articulate tones. It also provides excellent projection and articulation, so it excels in any ensemble. The hand-graduated top provides the balance and clarity that make this one of the most innovative and expressive-sounding dreadnoughts on the market.

Top Wood

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.

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.

Breedlove Neck

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.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Breedlove players around the world can attest: With consistent, proper care, your Breedlove will give you a lifetime of service – and inspiration. New Breedlove instruments, purchased through an authorized Breedlove dealer, are warrantied to be free of defects in materials and workmanship throughout the lifetime of the original owner. In addition to materials and workmanship, Breedlove offers a two-year warranty on tuning machines and electronics packages. Cases and bags are subject to a one-year warranty covering defects in structure and hardware. Full details on our limited lifetime warranty are available here.

Top Wood

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.

Back and Side Wood

Mahogany is a medium-lightweight wood, ranging in color from light brown to dark, primarily used for necks because of the feel and the stability it provides. Balanced, resonant tone with notable sustain. Thick bottom end, rich midrange, and controlled, warm top end. Found from southern Mexico through Central America and south to Brazil and Bolivia.  Mahogany is the national tree of Belize, where the national coat of arms features a mahogany tree with two woodcutters bearing an axes and paddle under the national motto, “Sub umbra florero,” which is Latin for “Under the shade I flourish.”

Two weeks ago, I went into my local music store to pick up my bass (11 years old and still gorgeous) from the luthier. I expressed my interest in purchasing an acoustic guitar. Being relatively new to guitar, I wasn't interested in spending more than 300 total on a beginner. Saw this Fender that I REALLY liked and tried it out. Good guitar for the money. Told the luthier (also co-owner), that id be back to buy it if it was still there. Today, I go to the store and the Fender was gone...so were a couple others I thought were ok and a little less than one I was interested in.

So I asked what he (the luthier) thought. He tells me that oh yeah I can order that in, have in a week or two OR I have this....so he pulls this Breedlove off the wall. Ok I have heard of the brand, never seen one played. So, he starts ripping through some scales and arpeggios on this "Pursuit Dreadnought". OMG I think I peed my pants. Ok, forget love at first sight, this was unadulterated desire at first SOUND. I found out quickly that this lovely little Siren and her song was 250 more than I had wanted to spend, but the next thing I remember after stroking her strings to coax out that melodic voice was asking for a hard-shell and a strap to go with it. Forgot everything I never knew about Breedlove, the materials, craftsmanship and all out commitment to design a quality instrument at an honest price make this the best guitar in it's class, period.

Lance | 05.20.2016

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