2017 Pursuit Concert E Guitars
For musicians seeking the tonal balance of a Breedlove concert shape with warmth and robust mids, this Pursuit Concert E captures Breedlove’s Distinctively Crafted Sound in an affordable package. The popular concert body’s top is made of solid mahogany, producing tones that are pronounced and warm. Includes built-in USB port for easy interfacing with recording software.
- 2017 Pursuit Concert E Specifications
- Body Type Concert
- Neck Wood Mahogany (Okoume)
- Solid Wood Top Mahogany (Sapele)
- 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 Closed Gear
- Lower Bout Width 15.37"
- Waist Width 9"
- Upper Bout Width 11.28"
- Body Length 19.875"
- Body Depth 3.75"
- 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
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.
Breedlove Bridge Truss
The Breedlove Bridge Truss (BBT) reduces tension on the soundboard of the guitar, so the top wood is able to vibrate more freely, producing remarkable sustain, balance, and clarity. The BBT also allows for a thinner graduated top, thereby allowing Breedlove craftsmen to bring out the optimal sound from the top wood without sacrificing structural stability. Relieving much of the string tension from the bridge prevents “bridge belly,” ensuring top stability for decades. Guitar strings can exert up to 230 pounds of pull from the nut to the bridge. Traditional methods for preventing top bowing at the bridge usually involve heavy internal bracing and thicker tops. The BBT compensates for this pressure in an innovative way: The BBT is mounted to the bridge from the inside and is connected into the tail block of the guitar, pulling downward on the underside of the bridge to distribute some of the tension, relieving pressure on the top. The resulting tonal effect on BBT-equipped guitars is more resonance and livelier sound with enhanced overtones.
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.
Top, Back and Side Wood
Genuine mahogany, swietenia macrophylla, can be found from Mexico to southern Amazonia in Brazil. Mahogany is a medium-lightweight wood, ranging in color from light brown to dark, and is primarily used for necks because of the feel and the stability it provides. It offers a balanced, resonant tone with notable sustain – a thick bottom end, rich midrange, and controlled, warm top end finish out the sound. The coloration is a reddish brown.
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.
I went into the store looking for a Martin played this guitar cause it was the same body shape I was looking for and it blew me away and sounded so much better than the Martin! I am loving this guitar and can't seem to put it down!
James | 07.07.2014
Most people who buy a guitar say "the guitar found me" and in my mind I'm saying "yeah right". In February 2016 my two boys and I took a ride an hour North to small guitar shop. It was located in industrial park, in fact we were lost until one of my boys spotted a little Breedlove sticker on a door. We walked in and the entire left side of this store was Breedlove guitars. Don't think I had ever seen that many one brand guitars in one place before. Well after an hour of just browsing and playing a few Breedloves, Bedell and Heritage guitars we were ready to head home. The store received a pallet of Breedlove guitars which was sitting by the door and an employee was opening boxes. He opened a box and pulled out this dark shiny mahogany guitar and walked over to the salesman talking with us and said "Sorry to interrupt but look at this thing". The Salesman started to play this guitar and it sounded incredible (was in tune too). He went to hand it back to the employee until I got between them. I sat down, started to play and it had this dark type throaty sound to it. Having a Martin with a Sitka Spruce top I'm use to playing a bright guitar. I have to say this guitar did find me because I wasn't there to buy a guitar that day. After a few months it's still a very popular guitar in my home. My son takes it to friends houses and it's even been on stage.
Joe | 05.17.2016
I had originally had my mind set on another guitar brand but the shop had sold the one I went after so they sat me on a stool and started handing me guitars but when they sat my pursuit concert in my lap it was love at first sight just as if it were made especially for me I have friends that play higher priced guitars but when I have my guitar with me they play it instead of what they have.......I LOVE my Breedlove!!!!!!!!
Kenneth | 08.23.2016