Overview

Premier Concertina Copper E Guitars

This new spunky guitar delivers a surprisingly alive sound. The smaller body with pronounced waist is so comfortable to hold. Using our Sound Optimization™ process, we have found just the right frequency separation between the top and back on the thinner body. With the shorter neck – 12 frets to the body – it has a string tension that make it a joy to play, especially when performing the blues and playing with finger picks.

Premier Concertina Copper E Specifications
Body Type Concertina
Neck Wood Honduran mahogany
Solid Wood Top Sitka spruce
Solid Wood Back & Sides East Indian rosewood
Top Finish Copper burst gloss
Back & Side Finish Gloss
Fretboard African ebony
# Frets 18
Nut Width 1.75"
Tuners Hardware Breedlove, nickel
Lower Bout Width 14.75"
Waist Width 8.64"
Upper Bout Width 10.828"
Body Length 19.08"
Body Depth 3.25" (neck), 4" (tail)
String Gauge D'Addario EXP 16
Pickup LR Baggs EAS VTC
Bridge Delta bridge, African ebony
Binding Tortoise
Inlay Darts
Case Deluxe hardshell
Scale Length 25"
Sound Hole 3.875"
Crafted In Bend, OR USA

Body Shape

New for 2018, is Breedlove’s small body guitar, delivering a surprisingly clear, crisp, loud sound. It’s 12-frets to the body design make it a joy to play. Extensive Sound Optimization™ engineering has resulted in a body shape that has a bigger sound and is more comfortable to play than a traditional parlor.

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 Woods

Indian rosewood, dalbergia latifolia, originates in India and southern Iran. Indian rosewood has been the standard rosewood choice for decades. It is often associated with the great dreadnoughts, and is an amazingly neutral wood that takes its personality from the player. Well-balanced lows, mids, and highs make it a natural for many styles. For the past 30 years, a vast majority of high-end steel-string and classical guitars have been made from Indian rosewood. It is famous for rich basses and a clear treble response with well-balanced lows, mids, and highs. It is a black-streaked wood with coloration that usually leans toward purplish brown, and then oxidizes to a rich brown color.

Breedlove Neck

Breedlove guitar necks feature a slimmer neck profile which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. Unlike traditional dovetail neck joints that require major surgery for a neck re-set, it is easy to adjust the play action and neck angle with the Breedlove bolt-on neck and single-action truss rod. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish contributes to ideal playability – the finish process alone takes three days, including 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.

guitar Portrait

We are pleased to present these very detailed specifications for your 2019 Breedlove acoustic guitar, which was crafted in Bend, Oregon. In addition to dimensions, we have listed every piece of wood in this model: its common name, scientific name, and country where the tree grew. We use no clear-cut wood. We either salvage dead trees or individually harvest to minimize the impact on the forest. You can travel globally with your Breedlove worry free. No permits are needed. That said, it might be helpful to have this information on hand if you are traveling internationally. We suggest printing out this information and carrying it with your guitar to avoid any misunderstanding or timely waits with border customs officials.

Finish
Top Finish Copper burst gloss
Back and side finish Gloss
Specifications
Body Shape Concertina
cutaway None
headstock shape Wave
scale length 25.0"
number of frets 18
nut width 1.75"
lower bout width 14.75"
waist width 8.64"
upper bout width 10.828"
body length 19.08"
body depth at neck 3.25"
body depth at tailblock 4"
sound hole diameter 3.875"
tuners Breedlove, nickel
electronics LR Baggs EAS VTC
string gauge D'Addario EXP 16's
case Deluxe hard shell
Wood and Animal Contents
Top Sitka spruce
Back and Sides East Indian rosewood
neck Honduran mahogany
fretboard African ebony
bridge African ebony
headstock overlay African ebony
body binding Tortoise
fretboard binding None
headstock binding None
bracing Sitka spruce
bridge truss No
fretboard inlay Darts

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