2019 Pursuit Concertina E Guitars
Enter to win this guitar this January! New for 2019, we're proud to introduce the smaller bodied Concertina to the Pursuit Series lineup. Based on the ever-popular Pursuit Concert platform, this smaller body guitar sounds warm and beautiful with a solid red cedar top and mahogany back, but with additional sound and projection from the Concertina body. This guitar is ideal for the player looking for a more nuanced sound with more tonal complexity, and a very comfortable playing experience. Featuring the popular LR Baggs EAS electronic system, it can also be plugged in for amplification. Learn more about the tonewoods, body shape and more under the Features tab.
- 2019 Pursuit Concertina E Specifications
- Body Type Concertina
- Neck Wood Mahogany (Okoume)
- Solid Wood Top Western Red cedar
- Back & Sides Layered Mahogany (Okoume)
- Top Finish Natural gloss
- Back & Side Finish Natural gloss
- Fretboard Ovangkol
- # Frets 18
- Nut Width 1.69"
- Tuners Hardware Chrome Closed Gear
- Lower Bout Width 14.75"
- Waist Width 8.64"
- Upper Bout Width 10.828"
- Body Length 19.08"
- Body Depth 3.85” (Tailblock)
- String Gauge D'Addario EXP 16
- Pickup LR Baggs EAS
- Bridge Ovangkol
- Binding Tortoise
- Inlay Centered dots
- Case Standard gigbag
- Scale Length 25"
- Sound Hole 3.875"
- Crafted In China
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.
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.
For musicians who play the a variety of instrument, or are looking for a very specific tone offered by cedar, guitars made with this tonewood can offer a nice alternative to the spruces and other top tonewoods. This tonewood produces wonderful tones with a light touch, therefore it’s great for fingerstyle playing. If you are a fingerstyle player, then you will love the way this guitar amplifies the sound and tone.
This tonewood usually has a reddish and/or brown color, which makes the guitars very attractive. The color can range from very darker to much lighter in tone, so you have a wide variety of aesthetic options to choose from. This tonewood has a smooth textured surface that looks even more lustrous after finishing.
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.”
We are pleased to present these very detailed specifications for your 2019 Breedlove acoustic guitar, which was designed in Bend, Oregon and crafted in China.
- Top Finish Natural Gloss
- Back and side finish Natural Gloss
- Body Shape Concertina
- cutaway None
- headstock shape Wave
- scale length 628mm
- number of frets 18
- nut width 43mm
- lower bout width 14.75"
- waist width 8.64"
- upper bout width 10.828"
- body length 19.08"
- body depth at neck 82.5mm
- body depth at tailblock 100mm
- sound hole diameter 98mm
- electronics LR Baggs EAS
- string gauge D'Addario EXP 16
- case Standard Gig bag
- Wood and Animal Contents
- Top Solid Western red cedar
- Back and Sides Mahogany (Okoume)
- neck Mahogany (Nato)
- fretboard Ovangkol
- bridge Ovangkol
- headstock overlay Basswood Rose
- body binding Tortoise
- fretboard binding None
- headstock binding None
- bridge truss No
- fretboard inlay Centered Dots
- nut / saddle Bone
Awarded Premier Guitar Magazine's Premier Gear Award in 2019.
Breedlove Guitars has always been known for their willingness to deviate from acoustic-design convention. Features like their pinless bridge and the JLD truss system (a dowel spanning the bridge and tail block that counteracts tension exerted on the top and increases sustain and resonance) helped distinguish Breedlove as a forward-thinking brand. But they also contributed to what many players classify as a more modern tone signature—an alternative to established mid-20th-century acoustic sound templates.
Breedlove is also known for specialized body styles. Last year, the company introduced a new platform: the Concertina, a 12-fret, small-body flattop that is clearly a response to the parlor guitar renaissance of recent years. Now, the Concertina is available as part of the affordable Pursuit series, which is designed in the United States and made in China. I checked out the Pursuit Concertina E, with its LR Baggs electronics, which sells for about $500 street, and it’s an outstanding guitar for the money. Read full review here.
Premier Guitar Magazine | 01.09.2019