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Breedlove Pursuit Concert Bass Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The most affordable Breedlove acoustic bass, the Pursuit Concert Bass features a fast-playing neck and easy playability due to a shorter scale length. This great sounding acoustic-electric bass goes beyond the design of typical acoustic basses – for one, it features the Breedlove Bridge Truss which relieves stress on the instrument’s top while prov...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Price: $599.00
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Overview

The most affordable Breedlove acoustic bass, the Pursuit Concert Bass features a fast-playing neck and easy playability due to a shorter scale length. This great sounding acoustic-electric bass goes beyond the design of typical acoustic basses – for one, it features the Breedlove Bridge Truss which relieves stress on the instrument’s top while providing additional sustain and balance. Played plugged in or acoustically, this bass will give you precise low end to fit all your musical scenarios. Includes a built-in USB port for easy interfacing with recording software.

Includes gig bag.

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.

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.”

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 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. 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.

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.

Features

  • Fishman preamp with USB
  • Tortoise binding
  • Centered inlay dots
  • 4" soundhole
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Concert Bass
  • Cutaway: Single
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Mahogany (sapele)
  • Bracing pattern: Not specified
  • Body finish: Semi-gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Slim
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8 mm)
  • Fingerboard: East Indian rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany Okume
  • Scale length: 32" 
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Fishman
  • Configuration: Sidemounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: Yes
Other
  • Headstock overlay: East Indian rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Closed Gear
  • Bridge: East Indian rosewood
  • Saddle and nut: Not specified
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Special features: USB-compatible electronics
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: China
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