The Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert CE Sitka Spruce–Ziricote was designed as a versatile acoustic-electric guitar with very balanced richness between the bass, mids and highs. Grown in Southern Mexico, the beauty of ziricote tonewood pairs well with the responsiveness of Sitka spruce. Visually, ziricote is subtly stunning with a rich chocolate color scape accented by a variety of figures and distinct patterns. It comes standard with L.R. Baggs EAS electronics which are highly reliable and sound fantastic. With the addition of an ebony fretboard, this cutaway Concert body allows for easy access to the entire fretboard. This is an ideal guitar for everyone from the touring musician to the beginner, and everyone in-between. Players sound better, play better and play more on a Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Series acoustic-electric guitar.
Solid Exotic Tonewood Tops
Along with its body shape, the Breedlove Pursuit Concert cutaway CE's top is the defining element of its sound, driving, through its vibration, the key aspects of volume, tone, sustain and projection. Due in part to its notable stiffness-to-weight ratio, spruce rings loud and clear. The solid wood top translates those vibrations with more immediacy and purity of tone, and reacts more directly with the intent of the player. If you are at an intermediate level or above, you will appreciate the instantly recognizable benefits of a solid wood top.
Concert Body Shape
The Concert, Breedlove’s most popular body shape—designed 30 years ago and still going strong—is favored by discerning players for its versatile, balanced, articulate sound and easy playing ergonomic comfort. This flagship platform performs equally well strummed or fingerpicked, and is perfectly poised for accompanying the human voice.
Sitka Spruce Top
Sitka spruce is one of the most popular top tonewoods for a reason. It has an ideal strength-to-weight ratio, producing a strong fundamental, high velocity of sound and pleasing elasticity. Sitka sounds great for heavy strumming, light fingerpicking and everything in between.
Ziricote Back & Sides
Favored by classical, baroque and flamenco players, ziricote’s allure comes from its rich, booming bass response, matched only by its luminous treble. Often compared visually to Brazilian rosewood, but with inky black lines and darker, ghostlike grey tones, ziricote also boasts a natural reverb that surrounds both player and audience.
Breedlove Pinless Delta Bridge
Breedlove’s pinless Delta bridge is a distinctive element, with a sleek, modern contour that adds an extra bit of unexpected beauty to every instrument. But it also adds welcome functionality while anchoring great sound. Beginners love the fact that string changes are much easier without having to wrestle a traditional pin bridge, and professional players love it for the same reason. You'll no longer have to search for lost pins during a fast backstage string swap. And its low profile makes for perfect right hand damping.
The Breedlove Neck
Breedlove guitar necks feature a slimmer neck profile, which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. Unlike traditional dovetail neck joints that require major surgery for a neck re-set, it is easy to adjust the play action and neck angle with the Breedlove bolt-on neck and single-action truss rod. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish contributes to ideal playability. The finish process alone takes three days, including precise finish coat applications, fine sanding, and hand buffing and rubbing.
About the Breedlove Pursuit Series
With the Pursuit Series, Breedlove wanted to offer players as many options as possible, all in affordable reach, with great-sounding solid wood tops, LR Baggs EAS electronics and limited lifetime warranties. Pinless bridges and durable, beautiful finishes make each easy to maintain; comfortable body shapes and slim, fast necks make each easy to play. Is this your first Pursuit? Try one, not just in a Concerto, Concert, Concertina or Companion six-string, but also in nylon and 12-string models and acoustic basses.
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 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 (when applicable). Cases or gig bags (included or sold separately) are subject to a one-year warranty covering defects in structure and hardware.
- Solid Sitka spruce top, ziricote back and sides
- 25.5” scale mahogany neck, 20-fret ebony fingerboard, ebony bridge
- Chrome enclosed tuning machines, L.R. Baggs EAS soundhole-mounted preamp
- Gloss-finished body, satin-finished neck