The Breedlove Performer Concertina acoustic-electric cutaway brings legendary Breedlove playability to the "aged" sound of torrefied European spruce over African mahogany. As part of the Breedlove Organic Collection, now available at Guitar Center, the Performer Concertina is a high-performance guitar with a custom-crafted gloss Bourbon Burst finish and classy accessories, including gold frets and tuners. With Breedlove's Natural Sound electronics and easy battery replacement, this acoustic-electric guitar keeps things simple at home and onstage.
Breedlove Organic Collection Performer Concertina CE main features:
Sustainably sourced all-solid African mahogany back and sides with torrefied European spruce top
25" scale African mahogany neck with 18 gold frets on an African ebony fingerboard, soft cutaway design for access to all frets, brass inlays and African ebony bridge
Premium Breedlove gold closed gear tuners and Breedlove Natural Sound electronics
Custom-crafted gloss Bourbon Burst finish
Sustainably sourced all-solid body with torrefied top
Breedlove chose African mahogany for acoustic-electric guitars in its Organic Collection Performer Series. To source the FSC Certified African mahogany, the Breedlove team traveled to the African Congo River Basin Rainforest. The mahogany construction of the Breedlove Performer Concertina in Bourbon Burst delivers a warm, rich tone that's ideal for players looking for a balanced and rich sound. The FSC Certified European spruce top results in a more mature sound and tone. Additionally, torrefied tops are less susceptible to movement with humidification changes.
Breedlove soft cutaway design and Concertina shape
The unique design of Breedlove's soft cutaway balances the higher energy treble notes with the lower energy bass tones. This stylish soft cutaway provides access to all 18 frets on the Breedlove Performer Concertina. Additionally, Breedlove's Concertina shape is a modern take on the classic parlor body. It's small and comfortable, but surprisingly powerful due to its torrefied spruce top, forward X bracing and Breedlove's Sound Optimization research that informs the entire Organic Collection.
Breedlove Natural Sound electronics
The Breedlove Performer Concertina acoustic-electric cutaway model is equipped with Breedlove's Natural Sound electronics. Natural Sound electronics feature soundhole-mounted volume and tone controls, plus easy battery replacement.
Thin UV finish
The Breedlove Performer Concertina CE features a significantly thinner UV-finished top. The thin UV-finished top reduces weight and also contributes to a more complex sound with sustained overtones.
Other special features of the Breedlove Performer Concertina acoustic-electric include forward X bracing, brass inlays, gold frets and gold tuners. The fretboard and bridge are also made from sustainably sourced African ebony.
About the Breedlove Organic Collection
The result of a three-year journey, the Breedlove Organic Collection brings sustainably sourced, FSC Certified, solid native and exotic tonewoods to an affordable line of acoustic-electrics for the very first time. Each wood combination is available in Breedlove's three distinctive, popular shapes—Concerto, Concert and 12-fret Concertina. The Signature Series and Wildwood Series are also available in the new travel-size Companion shape. Breedlove Organic models feature thin UV finishes and Breedlove Natural Sound electronics. With no synthetic materials and less than half the glue of similar models, the Breedlove Organic Collection provides the natural path to uninhibited solid sound.
- Body Type: Concertina
- Cutaway: Yes
- Top wood: Solid torrefied European spruce
- Back and sides: Solid African mahogany
- Bracing pattern: X brace
- Binding: Tortoise
- Top finish: Gloss Bourbon Burst
- Body finish: Gloss Bourbon Stain
- Neck shape: Soft C
- Nut width: 1 11/16"
- Fingerboard: African mahogany
- Inlay: Offset brass dots
- Scale length: 25"
- Number of frets: 18
- Fret type: Gold
- Neck finish: Satin Bourbon Stain
- Pickup/preamp: Yes, Breedlove Natural Sound
- Headstock overlay: African ebony
- Tuning machines: Premium Breedlove gold closed gear with black buttons
- Bridge: African ebony
- Saddle and nut: Bone
- Number of strings: 6
- Special features: All-solid wood acoustic-electric guitar at an approachable price point.
- Accessories: Saddle, truss rod wrench, Breedlove sticker, Breedlove inspection check list.
- Case: Sold separately
- Country or origin: China