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Breedlove Pursuit 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 

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The Breedlove Pursuit 12-String is the entry point for Breedlove's famous 12-string guitars, and its design reflects the Breedlove heritage. It featu...Read More

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Great sounding, remarkably playable and affordable 12 string.

The Breedlove Pursuit 12-String is the entry point for Breedlove's famous 12-string guitars, and its design reflects the Breedlove heritage. It features the Breedlove Bridge Truss which relieves stress on the instrument's top while providing additional sustain, balance, and clarity; a comfortable neck and a pinless bridge make it easy to play and a breeze to re-string. Played plugged in or acoustic, the Pursuit 12 String will deliver great tones and textures to enhance your music.

Body Shape
The Concert is Breedlove's most popular body shape, favored by players because it is well-balanced, compact, comfortable to play, and offers all the qualities of a great sounding guitar. It generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The Concert works well when played fingerstyle, as vocal accompaniment, or at a full strum.

Top Wood
Sitka spruce is grown in the Pacific Northwest, and has been the primary top wood for U.S.A. instruments for many decades. It is strong and light with extended harmonic content, and nearly equals the power of Adirondack.

Back and Side Wood
Sapele is similar both visually and tonally to dense mahogany, but both darker and harder, giving it a strong visual presence and a bit more upper-harmonic content and low-end clarity. It's a good choice for many sizes and shapes, and works well for strumming and fingerstyle.

Breedlove Bridge Truss
For centuries, one of the most difficult components of crafting guitars has been relieving the stress on the bridge without overbuilding the top and dampening sound. Originally invented over 20 years ago, the Breedlove Bridge Truss is still one of the most innovative truss systems on the market today. Refined and improved over the years, the Breedlove Bridge Truss relieves stress on the top, allowing use of a thinner, graduated top, providing for greater sustain and balance, more expression from the instrument, and greater structural integrity all while adding longevity to the instrument.

Electronics
Featuring a micro-USB interface for easy recording, the Fishman ISYS-301 USB Preamp System includes a side-mounted preamp with rotary controls for volume, tone (bass/treble), and phase; a Fishman Sonicore pickup; onboard easy-to-read 7-segment LED tuner; and ISYS+ USB combination battery box with 1/4" output and USB jack.

Aesthetic Appointments
Lustrous full-gloss finish, pinless Breedlove bridge and Tortoise binding: an attractive package that will make you proud to play this guitar.

Set-Up and Quality Assurance in Bend, Oregon USA
Breedlove's 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 Breedlove's 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 craftspeople check nut height, relief, action, and string height. Based on the results of the play test, the Breedlove QC team then adjust 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.

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 warranted 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
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with Sapele laminate back and sides
  • Nato neck and rosewood fingerboard
  • Gloss body finish and satin neck finish
  • Tortoise binding and offset dot inlay
  • Includes gig bag

Great design and after-the-sale support. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Pursuit 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Pinless original
  • Bridge Truss: Yes
  • Inlay: Offset dots
  • Peghead Veneer: Rosewood
  • Nut/Saddle: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1-7/8"
  • Tuner: Chrome mini 15-1
  • Electronics: Fishman ISYS 3U1-USB
  • Pickguard: No
  • Lower Bout Width: 15"
  • Waist Width: 9"
  • Upper Bout Width: 11-1/4"
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
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BreedlovePursuit 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Veery 12 scenery good

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      Comments about Breedlove Pursuit 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      My primary 12 string for 20 years has been a 1965 Guild Jumbo body guitar. I bought this Breedlove because I'd begun to feel that I was taking too valuable a guitar to play at gigs, and I didn't want to see the Guild any further beaten up. I also had decided I wanted a built in pickup system and a cutaway, but all without spending over one thousand. With this in mind, I read reviews and sized upon the Breedlove. For my playing style, I also knew the lack of end-pins on the bridge would be a benefit. I expected something that sounded and played nicely, but I didn't expect a five hundred buck acoustic to feel like a "special" instrument.

      What I've found is a guitar that greatly exceeded my expectations in terms of playability, met my expectations in terms of amplified sound, and where I'm very happy with the guitar's unplugged sound, even though I recognize the comparison to a 50 year old instrument is unfair. For chime an jangle, the Breedlove excels. I wish the guitar had more of the bass thump of my old Guild, but the Breedlove still sounds really good. The guitar is pretty quiet when played unplugged. It won't compete with a good dreadnaught. Plugged in, the guitar gets a B- from me in terms of sound. An upgrade to the pickup system to go from just a piezo to a contact pickup and/or mic would make a huge difference here, but probably cost as much as the guitar itself did. That being said, the guitar cuts through a mix nicely and isn't prone to feedback. It absolutely meets my needs. The factory set-up is also flawless if you plan to tune to E. I prefer to tune to D, so anticipate putting heavier gauge strings on and tweaking the action. This will also likely improve the bass response and perhaps my ability to get a little more volume from the guitar acoustically. I do wish the guitar had a fitted case, as finding just the right case has been a challenge. Final evaluation: it's a great guitar for the money, a really good guitar at any price, and plays flawlesly; much more smoothly than my beautiful sounding old Guild.

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      Out of the box looks great.

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      • Comfortable to play
      • Gorgeous
      • Great tone
      • Pinless Bridge

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        Comments about Breedlove Pursuit 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Great tuner on the Fishman. Strap pins. Lightweight. Strings are well balanced across the fretboard. Nice smooth neck about the thickness of a regular 6 string acoustic. Compared to the Martin and the Taylor in this range, the Pursuit wins out. MIC according to the Breedlove website and that was a consideration for me. Not an issue at all. This is a well crafted instrument. Wonderful sustain, great spacing of the 12 strings. Very comfortable to play. Fingerpicking sounds great as does a flatpick. Soloing is wonderful on this neck. I've had it for less than 24 hours but this feels like a keeper. I'll update the review in a month. I've been playing the guitar for about 35 years and still love the music.

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