The best seller of all the Pursuit Exotics, this guitar represents the amazing tonal balance of myrtlewood, Breedlove’s favorite Oregon tonewood for back and sides. With the powerful Sitka spruce top, this guitar is alive with sound and feel. There is no longer a need to choose between rosewood and mahogany, myrtlewood covers the entire range.
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.
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
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.
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2018 Pursuit Exotic Concert Specifications Body Type: Concert Neck Wood: Mahogany (Okoume) Solid Wood Top: Sitka spruce Back & Sides: Layered Myrtlewood Top Finish: Natural gloss Back & Side Finish: Natural gloss Fretboard: Ebony # Frets: 20 Nut Width: 1.6875" Tuners Hardware: Chrome Closed Gear Lower Bout Width: 15.37" Waist Width: 9" Upper Bout Width: 11.28" Body Length: 19.875" Body Depth: 3.75" String Gauge: D'Addario EXP 16 Pickup: LR Baggs EAS Bridge: Ebony Binding: Ivory color Inlay: Centered dots Case: Standard gigbag Scale Length: 25.5" Sound Hole: 4" Crafted In: China
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