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Breedlove Stage Exotic Concert CE Sitka Spruce - Ziricote Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Ziricote is similar to Brazilian rosewood in density and in appearance. Highly figured cross-grain patterns give each instrument an intriguing appear...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 11-27-2017

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Exotic tonewood mix gives you interesting, nuanced tone and appearance.

Ziricote is similar to Brazilian rosewood in density and in appearance. Highly figured cross-grain patterns give each instrument an intriguing appearance. The attention to every detail in design – body shape, bracing pattern, neck profile, herringbone purfling, and Breedlove Bridge Truss System – results in an extraordinary stage ready instrument that will impress your audiences.

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.

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 guitar necks 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.

Top Woods
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
Ziricote is similar visually to Brazilian rosewood, but with dark greys instead of warm browns and rich chocolates. Tonally it is similar to striped ebony, but brighter.Deep boomy sound with sparkly highs. A favorite wood for classical, Baroque, flamenco, and other fingerstyles. It is known for low dampening qualities, similar to most rosewoods, with rich basses and clear trebles. Produces more clarity than Indian rosewood, but provides more overtones than Macassar ebony. Striking in appearance, much like Brazilian Rosewood, often with “spider-webbing” but in shades of grays and olive greens with black rather than reds with black. A slow growing tree, Ziricote is found in tropical deciduous forests, usually at low elevations but occasionally at elevations up to 1,500 feet in the mountains. While not technically a rainforest tree, it does need at least 40 inches of rainfall annually.

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
Body
  • Body type: Concert/O
  • Cutaway: Single
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid Zircote
  • Bracing pattern: Info not available
  • Body finish: Natural Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C Soft
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
  • Fingerboard: East Indian Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany (Okume)  
  • Scale length: info not available
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Natural Gloss
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: L.R. Baggs
  • Configuration: Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ: 3-band
  • Feedback filter: Notch, Phase
  • Tuner: Yes
Other
  • Headstock overlay: East Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Gold Closed Gear
  • Bridge: East Indian Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Info not available
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods
  • Case: Gig Bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

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