The Pursuit Concertina CE is Breedlove’s smaller body acoustic-electric guitar. It produces a warm and rich sound that emanates from its solid red cedar top and mahogany back and sides. The smaller Concertina body shape was engineered for a light play style with clean and powerful project from a small body guitar that’s a joy to hold and play. With a 12-fret body design, this guitar is ideal for the player looking for a more nuanced sound with more tonal complexity, and comfortable playing experience. The cutaway body gives full access to all 18 frets. Featuring the reliable and premium-sounding L.R. Baggs EAS electronic system, it can also be plugged in for amplification. Players find they sound better, play better and play more on a Breedlove Pursuit Series acoustic-electric guitar.
Solid Tonewood Top
The Breedlove Pursuit Concertina Cutaway CE acoustic-electric guitar features a solid top, which is the defining element of its sound. Through its vibration, the solid top drives the key aspects of the guitar's volume, tone, sustain and projection. The solid wood top translates the vibrations with more immediacy and purity of tone, and reacts more directly with the intent of a player. If you are at an intermediate level or above, you will appreciate the instantly recognizable benefits of this solid wood top.
Concertina Body Shape
Breedlove’s distinctive small-body guitar delivers a surprisingly clear, crisp sound, and its short-scale 12-fret design makes it a joy to play. Extensive Custom Shop engineering and experimentation has resulted in a modern shape that has a bigger sound and a more comfortable profile than a traditional parlor model.
Red Cedar Top
Softer than spruce, with a warmer cast to its look and its tone, Western red cedar has less headroom for a heavy attack, but comes alive—with sweet harmonics and a wide tonal palette—for a lighter touch. Related to mahogany, it shares a focused sound, much loved by fingerstylists.
Mahogany Back & Sides
Long treasured by cabinetmakers and shipwrights for its simple, straight-grained beauty, strength and workability, mahogany—used in tops, backs, sides and necks—is also one of the true classic tonewoods. Famous for its clear, strong fundamental; even string-to-string balance; and warm midrange emphasis, the mahogany back and sides of the Breedlove Pursuit Concertina pairs well with the spruce top. The sound produced by this combination has defined much of American roots music.
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, L.R. 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 red cedar top, mahogany back and sides
Soft C mahogany neck, ovangkol fingerboard and bridge, basswood headstock overlay
Chrome enclosed tuning machines, L.R. Baggs EAS soundhole-mounted preamp
Gloss-finished body, satin-finished neck
Breedlove crafted for light play style