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Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert Bourbon CE Myrtlewood - Myrtlewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bourbon Sunset Burst

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Breedlove's most used tonewood, myrtlewood, grows along Oregon’s Pacific coast. It is the ideal blend of rosewood, mahogany and maple in presenting balance across the tonal spectrum. Sonically, the Pursuit Exotic Concert Bourbon CE Myrtlewood – Myrtlewood sounds as beautiful as it looks with its stunning bourbon finish on its all-figured myrtlewood...  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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Overview

Breedlove's most used tonewood, myrtlewood, grows along Oregon’s Pacific coast. It is the ideal blend of rosewood, mahogany and maple in presenting balance across the tonal spectrum. Sonically, the Pursuit Exotic Concert Bourbon CE Myrtlewood – Myrtlewood sounds as beautiful as it looks with its stunning bourbon finish on its all-figured myrtlewood body. The African ebony fretboard and bridge not only add to the attractive appearance, but ebony is the preferred tonewood for all performance guitars. The L.R. Baggs EAS electronics allow the acoustic sound to be accurately amplified, with the easily accessible sound hole volume control.

Includes gig bag.

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, Back and Side Wood
Myrtlewood offers a strong fundamental with a powerful voice. Grown in the northwest, it is a favorite for many styles of playing and is used primarily for back and sides. Similar to maple, it is clear and bright with superb projection and sustain, and offers a very full and balanced sound. Highly unique, no two sets are alike. Coloration ranges from blonde to taupe.

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.

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.

Features

All-myrtlewood body and top
Bourbon burst gloss finish
L.R. Baggs EAS electronics
African ebony fretboard and bridge
Includes gig bag

Specifications
Body			
Body type: Concert/O
Cutaway: Single
Top wood: Solid Myrtlewood
Back and sides: Myrtlewood
Bracing pattern: Not specified
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed

Neck
Neck shape: Slim
Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
Fingerboard: African ebony
Neck wood: Mahogany Nato
Scale length: 25.5 in.
Number of frets: 20 12
Neck finish: Not specified

Electronics
Pickup/preamp: Yes
Brand: L.R. Baggs
Configuration: Undersaddle pickup
Preamp EQ: No
Feedback filter: No
Tuner: No

Other
Headstock overlay: African ebony
Tuning machines: Chrome Not specified
Bridge: African ebony
Saddle and nut: Not specified
Number of strings: 6
Special features: Tonewoods
Case: Gig bag
Accessories: None
Country of origin: China

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BreedlovePursuit Exotic Concert Bourbon CE Myrtlewood - Myrtlewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (8)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Stays in tune (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Consistent (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (8)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Jamming (6)
  • Recording (4)
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best guitar for the money. Period.

By C

from Kansas City

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert Bourbon CE Myrtlewood - Myrtlewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    For the money, this is the best guitar out there. I'm blown away by how balanced the sound is. The guitar is warm when played softly, but brightness comes out when strummed harder. For $700, the sound is unparalleled. If you're on the fence, just do it.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best sounding guitar under $1000 in my local store

    By Jake o

    from Delray Beach, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert Bourbon CE Myrtlewood - Myrtlewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I love this guitar so much. I played Taylors, Martins, PRS, Seagulls, Fenders, Alvarez, etc, none of them were quite as nice sounding as this Breedlove. I bought this guitar to improve my finger picking as I haven't owned an acoustic for a while. The pinless bridge paired with the Myrtlewood Top make create bright, warm and sustaining tone. This guitar sounds as good as guitars double maybe triple it's value. Totally worth 600.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice guitar but tuner issue

      By T. Perry

      from Texas

      About Me Novice

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Requires Constant Tuning

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert Bourbon CE Myrtlewood - Myrtlewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Purchased more as a practice guitar. Had tested one at the local GC and really liked the sound of it when finger picked. After getting mine in I found that using a lighter pick (same I use on my Martins) for playing resulted in a weaker sound. You have to use a heavier (thicker) pick to get a good sound from it.
      The one I was looking at in store got sold so had to order one online. The one that came in was a very pretty guitar BUT have problems with the A string tuner (standard tuning) having slack in it and has a sticky spot that offers resistance making it harder to tune accurately.
      Have also found that after sitting the guitar down for a day and coming back I've had to retune it each time.
      As much as I love the looks, I'm most likely returning this guitar. I've got 3 Martins and had decided to broaden my guitar horizons (1st was an Ibanez AVN10 which is a great little guitar) and if I'd keep this one if it wasn't for the tuner issue as it is one of the better looking guitars I've seen.
      The neck on this guitar is surprisingly comfortable - in some ways better than my OM-28 and 000-18.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A high quality instrument at an affordable price

      By Riff Rockster

      from Gtown

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert Bourbon CE Myrtlewood - Myrtlewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I played dozens of guitars at the store and this was the best player of them all. Not a bad note on the entire fretboard. I was impressed with the solid feel, and stunning looks too. Well worth the price.

        (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great for 1 man or back up.. if used right

        By Lil' Frankie

        from Whittier

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Consistent

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Venues

          Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert Bourbon CE Myrtlewood - Myrtlewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I use this playing with my classic rock band(4 pc all sing) and playing out with others. First off, you can dial in the tone and effects on your voice and lock them in, so when you plug into P.A. your mix is 95% already done (no effects or adjustments please mr. soundman).. I see post saying it sounds artificial.. but they all do (including TC Helicon) if you have the harmony cranked up... the sound should be blended with the lead voice, just like real time.Also I can sound like Barry White, or take the bottom voice on "Brick house". I use when playing bass, or guitar, but when I use it with the TC Helicon built into my keyboards, I have a whole choir on board....key is you use it sparingly...

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent sounding guitar.

          By Mike

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert Bourbon CE Myrtlewood - Myrtlewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            After getting this guitar home and plugged in, I was relieved that it sounded as good as it looks. Excellent clarity and very well balanced tone. Very light guitar and it really sings. The bourbon sunburst finish is also really visually pleasing.

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Rolltide29

            from Summerville, SC

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert Bourbon CE Myrtlewood - Myrtlewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I bought this to have a guitar to play with my friends who want to play electrified. This guitar has a great sound and is gorgeous. For anyone like myself who enjoys playing and also wants a quality instrument, this guitar may be for you.

               
              5.0

              Try this guitar

              By Howard

              from Denver

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert Bourbon CE Myrtlewood - Myrtlewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                After many years of not taking a guitar with when I camp I decided, with some prodding to find a guitar that I could use and wouldn't feel all that bad if it go dinged up or dirty. Now I own a number of high end acoustics (Huss and Dalton and custom Breedlove) and I'm not taking them camping! I played a lot of lower to mid end acoustics and quickly figured out that they weren't going to cut it. I was almost going to leave when the I spotted the Breedlove. On the first strum (a nut position D of course) I knew that this was a find. The neck feels as good as my high end Breedlove and the sound doesn't have the dimension. The Myrlewood reminds me of little of walnut. It doesn't have quite the mid range of walnut but it's close. I play finger style so I prefer a very balanced and focused sound It's a hard balance to get. Definitely take it for a test drive.

                 
                4.0

                Great small gig guitar - not so good campfire guitar (quiet)

                By Glenn

                from Detroit, Mi

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Very quiet

                Best Uses

                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert Bourbon CE Myrtlewood - Myrtlewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                Beautiful guitar, very well constructed. Not sure why (tone wood, bracing?) but it is not very loud, which is great in your dorm room or bedroom, but not when accompanying anything acoustically. Might be hard to get heard around a campfire. BUT it sounds awesome! Plug it in, and it's a full 5 stars. Very good gain. Some might miss the tone knob in the electronics. I don't. I've never felt they help with acoustic guitars. I call it the yucky knob. If you turn it, all it does is make the tone yucky, so not having it is a plus, I think. I went in to GC intent on buying a similar Martin all mahogany guitar. I spent about an hour going back and forth, but the tone and output of the Breedlove was much better. The Martin was frankly a very thin tone compared to this, although I consider myself a Martin guy. The battery access is through the sound hole which might be a drag. Dunno. Not sure how long the battery lasts. The low volume might prevent me from using this when not amplified, but it sounds to great, especially plugged in, and is to beautiful to part with.

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