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The entry point for Breedlove’s famous 12-string guitars, the Pursuit 12-String features the Breedlove Bridge Truss for additional sustain, balance, and clarity, and a comfortable neck and a pinless b... Read More

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Overview

The entry point for Breedlove’s famous 12-string guitars, the Pursuit 12-String features the Breedlove Bridge Truss for additional sustain, balance, and clarity, and a comfortable neck and a pinless bridge make it easy to play and a breeze to re-string. Played plugged in or acoustically, the Pursuit 12-String will deliver great tones and textures to enhance your music. Includes built-in USB port for easy interfacing with recording software.


Concert Body Shape
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.

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.

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 Neck
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.

Set Up and Quality Assurance in Bend, Oregon
The 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 their 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 our craftspeople check nut height, relief, action and string height. Based on the results of the play test, they are adjusted 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.

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 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.

Includes gig bag.

Features
  • Body Type: Concert
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Solid Wood Top: Sitka spruce
  • Back & Sides: Mahogany
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • # Frets: 20
  • Nut Width: 1-7/8 in.
  • Tuners Hardware: Chrome
  • Lower Bout Width: 15 in.
  • Waist Width: 9 in.
  • Upper Bout Width: 11-1/4 in.
  • Body Length: 20 in.
  • Body Depth: 4 in.
  • String Gauge: D'Addario EXP 38
  • Pickup: Fishman ISYS+ USB
  • Bridge: Pinless original
  • Binding: Tortoise
  • Inlay: Centered dots
  • Built in China
  • QC'd in Bend, OR
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
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

High quality, nice sound, worth it.

By RAMON

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I have no regrets getting this guitar. I have been attempting to buy a 12 string for years already but always changes mind at the last minute. But when I got this, oh man! its worth it. I love the sound and the feel. Im just an intermediate player but already have other guitars (6 string), and so far this it my favorite. Even my wife who is actually not into music or instruments loves the sound also. Plus the gig bag is a bonus!

 
5.0

Love the Breedlove!

By Gary

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Former working musician who occasionally still plays professionally. 12 string owner for over 3 decades. This gem plays as good as any Taylor and sounds as good as my 40 year old dreadnought. I almost bought the Taylor (I own one already) but I took a gamble on this one instead. Very glad I went with the Breedlove! Plays as well as any top end 12!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would buy this product again

By Samurai

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

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

    I went on a long and thorough hunt for my first 12-string. The first one I played was the Taylor 150 (everyone's favorite) and like most people, I loved it. I kept going to different music stores to try different ones out but there was never that many options, and frankly none of them were even close to the Taylor (in the same price range). So I decided to look online since there were a lot more options. I ran into this one and liked the pictures so I watched a review on YouTube and it looked and sounded great so I took my chances. Very pleased with this guitar and can't stop playing it! The Taylor might have a bit richer sound but the Breedlove has a great neck and is a bit smaller than the Taylor so it's easier to play, and for $200 cheaper, it's a much better deal in my opinion. Only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I was disappointed with the built in tuner (it's not very good at all) but I didn't care, I had my own.

     
    5.0

    Love Breeflove quality and sound

    By Tony the Tiger

    from Ripon, Ca

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

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

      Great looks, easy feel, very nice sound

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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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