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Breedlove Pursuit Concert Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar  (Open Box)
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Product# J31789
OVERVIEW

Amazing power with a the clear and sweet tone of koa.

For musicians seeking amazing power with a clear and sweet tone, both acoustically and plugged in, the Pursuit Concert Koa is a true reflection of Breedlove’s Distinctively Crafted Sound. Its solid koa top and koa back and sides "open up" the more the instrument is played, expanding the midrange, for an even richer, sweeter tone over time. The stunning beauty of the figured koa make the Pursuit Concert Koa a work of art as well as an extraordinary musical instrument. Includes built-in Fishman Isys + USB port for amplification and easy interfacing with recording software.


Top Wood
As a tropical hardwood, a koa top will initially project a bright and focused tone, especially together with koa back and sides, but as it's played, it matures into an increasingly warm, rich, sweet sound with healthy overtone "bloom," especially in the midrange. A common mistake is when a "bright" player buys a koa-top guitar in part for its visual beauty, finds it to be too bright, and doesn't play it enough to allow the wood to develop its resonant tone.

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.

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.

Set Up and Quality Assurance in Bend, Oregon
The comprehensive quality control process provides the player with an instrument that will play perfectly right out of the box. Prior to shipment, every Breedlove instrument undergoes a rigorous 25-to-30-point inspection in Bend, Oregon by their expert U.S. quality control team. They start with a visual inspection: checking aesthetic and structural elements of the body and components for flaws. Next, each guitar is tuned and undergoes a play test, where our craftspeople check nut height, relief, action and string height. Based on the results of the play test, they are adjusted for maximum playability. Finally, each instrument is buffed and polished by hand with painstaking attention to detail. Once the instrument has passed inspection, a signed QC sticker is placed, and the instrument is carefully packed and shipped.

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 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.

Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Concert
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Koa
  • Back & sides: Koa
  • Bracing pattern: Not specified
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Nut width: 1.69in. (43 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5 in. 
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Fishman
  • Configuration: Piezo 
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: Yes
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Koa
  • Tuning machines: Gold Closed Gear
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Not specified
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods, USB audio output
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

Experience the warmth and beauty of Koa. Order today.

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BreedlovePursuit Concert Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

This is a beautiful guitar.

By Elizabeth

from Punta Gorda, FL

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Concert Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Ordered because the picture was beautiful. Asked the gal if this is the exact guitar I would be getting she said yes. I get it and when I opened the box the front was two tone. half was light and the other half was toned much darker. For the price of the guitar and the quality I was expecting, I didn't expect this. The back and sides were beautiful. I don't know how this got past quality control. I called for a return number, I want to exchange for a new one and have someone inspect it and email me picture before they send another one out. It cost me a lot to return by USP which I am not happy about..... I called backed and told them to cancel my order and refund me I would find one locally in a store where I can actually see it before I buy it and did not want to pay another fee for another return. The salesman this time said if it needs to be returned again to call him and he would issue a paid return label. I image I may be happy if I can get one that looks as nice as the stock picture they post.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Surprisingly disappointed with the instrument and breedlove'

      By J Player

      from Right here

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Admiring Koa's beauty

          Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Concert Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Nothing I'm about to say is a reflection of Musician's Friend. This is strictly about Breedlove guitars. Out of the box, the string height off of the 12th fret, on the bass side of the instrument was 4 mm. This is almost twice what is considered industry-standard. I completely flattened the neck by turning the truss rod and was able to get it to 3 mm. At this point I realized that I was going to have to bring down the saddle a bit. When I took the strings off of the instrument to bring the saddle down the nut fell off. It had to be glued back on. Not a big deal, but not what I would expect out of a 1k instrument. I ground down the saddle to achieve a string height of just over to millimeters. The instrument now plays much better. I'm just not used to having to put a guitar directly on the bench in this price point. It should have come close to perfect out of the box. I notified Breedlove instruments about the horrible quality control. Over the course of six emails regarding the situation, not one time did the customer service manager apologize for my inconvenience or the horrible quality instrument that I received. She said the instrument did go through quality control inspections here in the states. She was only concerned with the initials of the quality control Tech sticker inside the guitar, and thanked me for letting her know that there was an issue, but no apology or concern for my satisfaction. The plability of the instrument out-of-the-box rivaled that of guitars that cost 100 to 200. If the customer service manager had said something as simple as we apologize for your inconvenience, I would not have been so motivated to leave this review. But considering the fact that the only thing she was concerned about was securing future business, I felt obligated.

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My husband's reaction Christmas morning will be awesome!

          By Nurse Lisa

          from Taylorville, IL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Concert Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              My husband is retired and has played guitar since he was 16 years old. He enjoys a large collection of musical instruments and will LOVE the Breedlove added to his prized possessions.

               
              5.0

              Beautiful guitar

              By redmondguy

              from Redmond, WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Concert Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  Beautiful guitar with an amazing sound. It truly has a well-balanced sound and the resonance is incredible. Love the look of the Koa and love even more the sound that this guitar can produce. Very comfortable to play as well.

                   
                  5.0

                  I have two breedloves that I keep in diferent tuneings

                  By none

                  from Hampstead NC

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune
                  • well crafted beautiful guitar

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Concert Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      did a light set up and ready to go

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The best purchase i have ever made!!!!

                      By Scott Goodrich

                      from Montpelier Vermont

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Rich Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Concert Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                          This is a beautiful guitar
                          Looks totally different in person
                          Every finish is different

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