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The Pursuit Concert captures Breedlove's distinctively crafted sound in an affordable package. The popular Concert body's top is made of cedar, produ...Read More

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The Pursuit Concert captures Breedlove's distinctively crafted sound in an affordable package. The popular Concert body's top is made of cedar, producing mature tones that are detailed and pleasing. Sapele, a tonewood with attributes similar to mahogany, graces the back and sides. The cedar-sapele wood set is one of Breedlove's most favored combinations. Not only does it sound good together, but they look great together as well. The Pursuit Concert delivers a warm, musical tone when played both acoustically and plugged in via its Fishman ISYS 3U1-USB preamp system that includes a Sonicore pickup.

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Breedlove's popular Concert body with an ear-pleasing cedar-sapele tonewood combo.

FEATURES
  • Body type: Concert
  • Body depth: 2" (3.75")
  • Solid wood top: Cedar
  • Rosette: Abalone ring with purfling
  • Back/sides: Sapele laminate
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck wood: Nato
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Binding: Tortoise
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Pinless original
  • Bridge Truss
  • Inlay: Offset dots
  • Peghead veneer: Rosewood
  • Nut/saddle: Bone
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Tuner: Chrome mini 15-1
  • Electronics: Fishman ISYS 3U1-USB
  • Lower bout width: 15"
  • Waist width: 9"
  • Upper bout width: 11-1/4"
  • Body length: 20"
  • Neck joint: Dovetail
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Built in Bend, Oregon
  • Includes gig bag
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BreedlovePursuit Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Stays in tune (7)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Consistent (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (6)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Small venues (4)
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3.0

Expected Better Sound... Somewhat Disappointed

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from Mohave Valley, AZ

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Low Action
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Quality Control

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I purchased this guitar after having purchased the Breedlove Pursuit Nylon String Guitar which I found to be a superb instrument for the money. In my review of that guitar, I commented that I would purchase the Steel String Variant to see if the Cedar Topped Steel String would be equally impressive. Based on the two, now in possession, I am disappointed in the steel string guitar's low end projection.

I find it hard to describe the problem with the projection. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th string resound with pleasing tonal quality and sustain. The 5th and 6th string sound as if they are doing their best to project the sound but, for lack of a better description, I get the image of those strings being out of breath and gasping for air.... Tonal Quality is not the issue.... it is the projection. Thus, those two strings require more pressure to compete with the others or one must use a lighter touch on the first four strings.

A complete change of strings brought a surprise... With all strings removed I replaced the 6th string first. As I was bringing the string up to tune, the nut broke free of the neck and shot past me. After recovery and inspection, it was apparent that the bonding material applied to the nut was minimal and only contacted the bottom of the nut between the 2nd and 3rd string. Aha! I thought..... Hoping that after repair and good contact the 5th and 6th string would come to life. Not so... The string change and repair did bring about an improved sound and projection did come up a bit but not enough in my opinion. The guitar wants to sing but so far, I have not happened upon the cure. Maybe it is better suited for plectrum players or use of a thumb pick for finger style players.

I will keep the guitar and continue to muse over the projection problem. It was reasonable enough with the huge discount offered that returning it seems not worth the effort. Please note this was a "New" guitar. Not a return or open box item.

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2.0

Thin and boxy

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from Nashville, TN

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Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Own several higher end guitars (Gibson, Martin, Taylor). I bought this guitar looking for a smaller body acoustic electric. Reviews seem to mostly praise this guitar but I was less than impressed. Guitar is very bright sounding (almost no low end) and if using a pick has a boxy sound (like putting strings on a tin can). Played next to my smaller GS Mini, the GS has a much more full sound while being much smaller. Maybe Breedlove's higher end sound better but this one went straight back to MF.

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4.0

Amazing Sound and playability!

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from West Palm Beach, FL

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Of all our guitars, we lacked a decent steel string acoustic. I researched Martin, Taylor, and Breedlove and then went to GC to play my top picks. I was surprised to see a Chinese made Breedlove in "the good guitar room". After picking it up and playing a few notes I knew exactly why it was in there. My playing style is mostly finger picking style, and I was attracted to the tone of a steel sting Cedar top, and that tone is warm and rich for my playing style. The Fishman electronics sound wonderful and this guitar sounds so elegant through my Genz-Benz Shanendoah 60. I could have spent more coin, but not so sure I would have had a guitar that sounded as good.

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    5.0

    Excellent guitar for the $$$ ...USA made

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    from Los Angeles, CA

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Excellent quality
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Lively Sounding
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Solid top, made in US, rich and lively sounding, excellent electronics and tuner. I bought this for my nephew, and even though he's still a novice, he immediately recognized the rich sounding in the Breedlove versus his Fender acoustic. Action is nicely low and easy to play. Finish is beeeaaauuutifuuull!!! Good job Breedlove

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      5.0

      Incredible!

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      from Atlanta, GA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I was stunned at the quality, sound, playability, and beauty of this instrument given its price tag -which I was able to get even lower than the normal retail price :). The neck is amazing and the feel of this guitar is that of one much more expensive. It is great for fingerpicking, strumming, and single note lines and has no weaknesses. It came out the box ready to play with no setup or tweaking necessary. I purchased this and a Breedlove Oregon dreadnought within a few weeks of each other and must admit I find myself playing the Pursuit concert much more! Not that the Oregon dread isn't a nice (very nice) instrument, it is just that this has such a versatility to it and feels a little better in my hands. Great job Breedlove!!

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        5.0

        Worth twice what you pay.

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        from Alabama

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          This guitar put anything you could buy in this price range to shame. Take this puppy for a test drive and you will fall in love. My teacher has a Taylor, and the feel is identical. At some point the that good folks at Breedlove are going to figure out they could command a lot more money for these beauties. If you find better for the money -- buy it!

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          5.0

          This guitar... Breedlove customer 4 life

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          from Illinois

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I played many other guitars at GC and this is the only one in my price range that I could really connect with. Great action, wonderful and lively on the ears, stays in tune, and my God is it comfortable to sit down with or to wear with a strap. Great sound for finger picking, strumming and everything in between. I love this guitar. I can't see myself ever wanting to sell it. I have even joked about getting a second job so I can buy a few more Breedloves, but I might be seriously considering it...
          Very highly recommend to anyone and everyone!!!

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          5.0

          Amazing guitar for the price

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          from Lafayette, IN

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Stock Strings

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I absolutely love this guitar, I bough mine last May when my local shop got the first shipment of them. The only downside was that the stock strings (D'addario EXP16 Lights) wore down very fast, withing the first month of playing I put Elixir Acoustic 80/20 Extra Light strings on and the sound so much better, and have lasted a lot longer. Also the stock 9V battery ran down unusually quick, but again just put a different one in and it will last you much longer.

          Outside of those two things I have no complaints! I have had an Ovation, Guild, 70's Yamaha, and a few fenders but I would choose this over every single one of them. The electronics sound beautiful and the guitar has an amazingly rich tone whether its plugged in or not.

          I would very much recommend this guitar to everyone!

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