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The Breedlove Pursuit 12-String is the entry point for Breedlove's famous 12-string guitars, and its design reflects the Breedlove heritage. It features the Breedlove Bridge Truss, which relieves stre... Read More

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Overview

The Breedlove Pursuit 12-String is the entry point for Breedlove's famous 12-string guitars, and its design reflects the Breedlove heritage. It features the Breedlove Bridge Truss, which relieves stress on the instrument's top while providing additional sustain, balance, and clarity; a comfortable neck and a pinless bridge make it easy to play and a breeze to re-string. Played plugged in or acoustic, the Pursuit 12 String will deliver great tones and textures to enhance your music.

Body Shape
The Concert is Breedlove's most popular body shape, favored by players because it is well-balanced, compact, comfortable to play, and offers all the qualities of a great sounding guitar. It generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The Concert works well when played fingerstyle, as vocal accompaniment, or at a full strum.

Top Wood
Sitka spruce is grown in the Pacific Northwest, and has been the primary top wood for U.S.A. instruments for many decades. It is strong and light with extended harmonic content, and nearly equals the power of Adirondack.

Back and Side Wood
Sapele is similar both visually and tonally to dense mahogany, but both darker and harder, giving it a strong visual presence and a bit more upper-harmonic content and low-end clarity. It's a good choice for many sizes and shapes, and works well for strumming and fingerstyle.

Breedlove Bridge Truss
For centuries, one of the most difficult components of crafting guitars has been relieving the stress on the bridge without overbuilding the top and dampening sound. Originally invented over 20 years ago, the Breedlove Bridge Truss is still one of the most innovative truss systems on the market today. Refined and improved over the years, the Breedlove Bridge Truss relieves stress on the top, allowing use of a thinner, graduated top, providing for greater sustain and balance, more expression from the instrument, and greater structural integrity all while adding longevity to the instrument.

Electronics
Featuring a micro-USB interface for easy recording, the Fishman ISYS-301 USB Preamp System includes a side-mounted preamp with rotary controls for volume, tone (bass/treble), and phase; a Fishman Sonicore pickup; onboard easy-to-read 7-segment LED tuner; and ISYS+ USB combination battery box with 1/4" output and USB jack.

Aesthetic Appointments
Lustrous full-gloss finish, pinless Breedlove bridge and Tortoise binding: an attractive package that will make you proud to play this guitar.

Set-Up and Quality Assurance in Bend, Oregon USA
Breedlove's comprehensive quality control process provides the player with an instrument that will play perfectly right out of the box. Prior to shipment, every Breedlove instrument undergoes a rigorous 25-to-30-point inspection in Bend, Oregon by Breedlove's expert U.S. quality control team. They start with a visual inspection: checking aesthetic and structural elements of the body and components for flaws. Next, each guitar is tuned and undergoes a play test, where craftspeople check nut height, relief, action, and string height. Based on the results of the play test, the Breedlove QC team then adjust for maximum playability. Finally, each instrument is buffed and polished by hand with painstaking attention to detail. Once the instrument has passed inspection, a signed QC sticker is placed, and the instrument is carefully packed and shipped.

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 warranted 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.

Includes gig bag.

Features
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with Sapele laminate back and sides
  • Nato neck and rosewood fingerboard
  • Gloss body finish and satin neck finish
  • Tortoise binding and offset dot inlay
  • Includes gig bag
Specifications
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
    Bridge: Pinless original
    Bridge Truss: Yes
    Inlay: Offset dots
    Peghead Veneer: Rosewood
    Nut/Saddle: Bone
    Nut Width: 1-7/8"
    Tuner: Chrome mini 15-1
    Electronics: Fishman ISYS 3U1-USB
    Pickguard: No
    Lower Bout Width: 15"
    Waist Width: 9"
    Upper Bout Width: 11-1/4"
    Body Length: 20"
    Neck Joint: Dovetail
    Scale Length: 25-1/2"

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BreedlovePursuit 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

Couldn't ask for better

By Ryan

from Kansas

Pros

  • Amazing craftsmanship
  • Amazing electronics
  • beautiful guitar
  • Comfortable Body Shape
  • Lightweight
  • Rich And Pure Sound

Cons

  • Nothing

Best Uses

  • For Its Pure Sound
  • Playing Live
  • Playing Through An Amp
  • Recording

Comments about Breedlove Pursuit 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have tried an Ibanez and a Taylor 12-stringat Guitar Center before, but when I saw this one I had to try it. It not only sound just as good a the Taylor, but was comfortable to hold, lightweight, and had this even tone between the bright and warm that accented both higher notes and lower notes when playing it.

This was a present from my parents as a late birthday gift because I couldn't afford it at the time. When it arrived the action was perfect. It stays in tune almost perfectly for weeks at a time in my room, and is easy on the fingers and very playable.

This guitar has some impeccable craftsmanship. Just because it was made in China doesn't mean it was poorly made. The woods used were top quality, is very well built, and the body shape fits me very well.

Thank you Breedlove for this amazingly beautiful guitar!

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5.0

Pleasantly Surprised!

By Richard

from Baltimore, MD

Comments about Breedlove Pursuit 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I previously have owned Taylor and Seagull 12 strings and really liked them both, but they were victims of my move to a smaller home and the requisite guitar pare-down that followed. A few years passed and I really missed the occasional jingle-jangle but did not want to spend a few thousand on another 12er. The Breedlove was approached with hesitancy - the price was right but I was just not comfortable buying a guitar that was made in China. I got over that pretty much as soon as the guitar arrived. First of all the woods are beautiful, especially the spruce top which has gorgeous "striping" and even some bear claw looking figures. The size is fantastic - smaller and easier to hold than the Taylor and nice and light. It doesn't have any of the clunkiness that plague most 12 strings. Then the two most important things - it sounds great! The sound is not too boomy or too shimmering - it sits in that nice middle ground which I find very pleasing. And best of all - IT STAYS IN TUNE!! Let me repeat that - IT STAYS IN TUNE!! The absolute most frustrating thing about a 12 string does not appear to be a factor here!! I just played REM's "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)" and it sounded just right. Ordering from Guitar Center was flawless and shipping was quick. If you are looking for a 12 string that sounds great, is easy to hold, looks beautiful and...stays in tune - I highly recommend getting over your GuitarChinaPhobia and picking up the Breedlove Pursuit.

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