Pursuit Exotic Concert CE Guitars
For players seeking a deep boomy sound with sparkling highs, both acoustically and plugged in, the Pursuit Concert CE Ziricote is a true reflection of Breedlove’s Distinctively Crafted Sound found in a stunning appointment package. Aesthetically, one of the most dynamic exotic tonewoods, our ziricote is engineered with a rosewood interior for richer, deeper bass response and clear, crisp treble tones. The Stika spruce top is the ideal match with its powerful projection and flexibility in delivering balanced sound whether robustly strummed or played with a lighter touch. Includes built-in Fishman Isys + USB port for amplification and easy interfacing with recording software.
- Pursuit Exotic Concert CE Specifications
- Body Type Concert
- Neck Wood Okoume
- Solid Wood Top Sitka spruce
- Back & Sides Ziricote
- 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 Ivory
- 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 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 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.
Sitka spruce is grown in the northwest, and has been the primary top wood for U.S.A. instruments for many decades. It is strong, light, and gives an extended harmonic content and nearly equals the power of Adirondack. Strong, focused tone with a solid fundamental — perfect for flatpicking styles. Usually takes a slightly longer period of playing time to open up. When compared with Eurpean spruce, Sitka delivers warmer, more fundamental sound, largely free of overtones. Not so cleanly defined as European spruce but, instead, a warmer, more fundamental, and largely free of overtones. It’s a good, solid sound and bluegrass flatpickers and folk-musicians tend to like it a lot. Straight uniform grain. Coloration ranges from white to pink to light brown.
Back and Side Wood
Ziricote is similar visually to Brazilian rosewood, but with dark greys instead of warm browns and rich chocolates. Tonally it is similar to striped ebony, but brighter.Deep boomy sound with sparkly highs. A favorite wood for classical, Baroque, flamenco, and other fingerstyles. It is known for low dampening qualities, similar to most rosewoods, with rich basses and clear trebles. Produces more clarity than Indian rosewood, but provides more overtones than Macassar ebony. Striking in appearance, much like Brazilian Rosewood, often with “spider-webbing” but in shades of grays and olive greens with black rather than reds with black. A slow growing tree, Ziricote is found in tropical deciduous forests, usually at low elevations but occasionally at elevations up to 1,500 feet in the mountains. While not technically a rainforest tree, it does need at least 40 inches of rainfall annually.
The Pursuit Series of Breedlove guitars brings nuanced sound, exotic wood combinations, and such modern touches as a USB output for enhancing and developing your creative process, as well as Fishman electronics for honing your ensemble skills. The Concert Ziricote LTD is the newest edition to the Pursuit family. For players seeking a deep boomy sound with sparkling highs, both acoustically and plugged in, the Pursuit Concert Ziricote is a true reflection of Breedlove’s distinctively crafted sound. Aesthetically, one of the most dynamic exotic tonewoods, Ziricote is engineered with a rosewood interior for richer, deeper bass response and clear, crisp treble tones. The Stika spruce top is the ideal match with its powerful projection and flexibility in delivering balance sound whether robustly strummed or played with a lighter touch.
Acoustic Guitar | 02.01.2016
This is how it all started... I learnt into Breedlove Guitars by chance, strolling some London guitar store. I was advised by the staff this "unusual" american brand, as delivering outstanding quality for the price, but did not know about them at all. Tried a few (Concert Discovery. Pursuit Ebony and Stage). Months after, I am a proud owner of this Pursuit Concert Ziricote!
I am no pro, but wow, the sound of this guitar is just so impressive. Warm bass response (boomy is not necessarily the term I would have chosen), great projection, clear and sparkling highs all coming together in a perfect harmony. This in a body shape and size that I had never heard allowing such sound quality unless paying around £1,000. For me this guitar has a unique look, great feel, and the amazing sound of a higher end/pricey guitar in the likes of Taylor.
Definitely worth a try (and a buy?). The guitar is absolutely well built, looks fantastic, has a beautiful sound and is easy to play. I definitely recommend anyone interested in a proper guitar to look at Breedlove Pursuit Concert and particularly to the Ziricote edition.
Impressive guitar, a sound quality you would never expect at such price (negotiated £590 all included - http://www.projectmusic.net/), and comes with a very good and well padded gig bag. Of course there are better guitars if you want to spend much more, but at this price tag [£500-750], I do not think any would beat it.
I will never regret this purchase.
Benoit | 06.10.2016