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Breedlove Pursuit Nylon Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Natural 

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The Breedlove Pursuit Nylon is a great sounding acoustic-electric guitar that goes beyond the design of standard classical-style guitars. Utilizing a...Read More

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OVERVIEW

The Breedlove Pursuit Nylon is a great sounding acoustic-electric guitar that goes beyond the design of standard classical-style guitars. Utilizing a radiused fretboard and slightly smaller nut width than traditional builds, the Pursuit Nylon allows for a seamless transition from steel-string instruments. Played plugged in or acoustic, this nylon-string guitar will fit into all your musical scenarios. Includes built-in USB port for easy interfacing with GarageBand and other recording software.

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
Western red cedar is a wonderful wood for fingerstyle players. It is softer than spruce, so it requires a careful and accurate touch, and it rewards with sweet, extended harmonic content.

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.

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. We 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 Breedlove's craftspeople check nut height, relief, action, and string height. Based on the results of the play test, we 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.

For the advancing nylon string player.

FEATURES
  • Western red cedar top with sapele laminate back and sides
  • Nato neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • Chrome mini tuners with Fishman electronics
  • Gloss body finish and satin neck finish
  • Includes gig bag

Distinctively crafted sound in a great playing, affordable acoustic-electric nylon-string guitar

SPECIFICATIONS

Pursuit Nylon Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Body Type: Concert
    Body Depth: 3" (4")
    Solid Wood Top: Western Red 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: 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"
    Includes gig bag

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5.0

Love at first pluck!

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from Milky Way Galaxy

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Pros

  • Easy to play
  • Great tone
  • Responsive

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Composing
  • Performance
  • Practice
  • Recording

My first nylon string guitar; I'm normally a steel string player. The neck is a bit wider than I'm used to, but not too difficult to get used to. Wonderful tone both plugged and acoustic only. Action is great out of the box, and it looks good. I'm very pleased.

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5.0

Very Pleased

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from Mohave Valley, AZ

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  • Tonal Balance

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      This is the first BreedLove guitar I have owned. I am impressed with the projection and tonal quality exhibited by the guitar. Maybe it is the Cedar Soundboard as it this is the only guitar I have with this soundboard. I was worried that the laminated back and sides might hinder the guitars voice but I cannot really say that it has hindered its performance.

      Like most classical guitars, the fretboard seems very flat and took a little more pressure than I am accustomed to exerting on a steel string guitar to produce clear sustained notes especially with barred chords. However, the modified fretboard width, (narrower than most classical guitars), makes it quite a bit easier to accomplish.

      You will probably want to change the strings soon after delivery once you have determined you will keep this guitar from Musician's Friend. I was amazed that the sound could actually get better. As noted, the battery delivered with the guitar will be short lived but very easy to change. The factory setup was just about right but I made a truss rod adjustment to lower the string height just a bit and was delighted there was no string buzz.

      I do own a few expensive guitars so don't worry that I am uninformed. Does it compare to my Taylor 815c? No, but then that guitar is not nylon stringed either. It does compare to the Taylor Nylon String 314ce in so much that it is 1/3 the price. Sound as good? Well, not quite but close enough and I don't make a living playing a guitar. I enjoy playing them and this one is fun to play. It sits nicely in the lap and I intend to pickup the steel stringed version with the cedar top just because I am curious how it sounds.

      I don't think you can find a better value for your money.

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      4.0

      I would recommend this guitar

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      from Sonora CA.

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      It is fun to play with great action, and sounds great plugged in. I really enjoy the ease of play.

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      5.0

      Exceptional Value test drive one

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      from shenandoah valley virginia

      After decades of trying to manipulate steel strings into sounding like or as near as possible to music written for nylon string guitars. My Breedlove Pursuit has put things back into perspective. I never perferred the 2x4 size neck on classical guitars(even though I have Hendrix size hands), nor was I a fan or supporter of chinese made guitars. I cannot praise this hybrid neck enough. Awesome job with quality control within Breedlove.

      When you find a guitar that truely inspires you to play every waking hour and takes your ability to a whole new level of enjoyment, then we as guitarists have achieved a sense of tranquility most people may only dream of.
      ROCK ON

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      5.0

      Best in Class

      Pros

      • Beautiful tone
      • Excellent Fit and Finish
      • Great playability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any playing situation

        This is the most amazing nylon string instument that I have ever played in this price point. As a pro player / educator for over 50 years and being incredibly picky, this guitar right out of the box blew me away. It looks and sounds like instruments that I have owned at 10 times the price, and I couldn't believe right out of the box nothing needed to set it up at all. HIGHLY recommended as a terrific nylon string guitar...

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        5.0

        My first Breedlove, and it's LOVE

        This is my first nylon string guitar and it's got what I need. The onboard Fishman electronics are perfectly suited for the occasional performance, since turning the tuner on reduces volume automatically. It's a beautiful instrument with attractive appointments and playability.

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        5.0

        Best deal for the money!

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        from Indianapolis,IN

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        Pros

        • excellent craftsmanship
        • Great neck
        • Great sound plugged in

        Cons

        • Tuning Issues

        Best Uses

        • Performance
        • Practice
        • Teaching

        The best deal in this price range period! Guitar was ready to go out of the box. I am a professional player who does weddings, corporate events & different gigs where I need a dependable & decent sounding nylon string to fit the bill.I play some light classical background at these events & this guitar is perfect. I even play some smooth jazz a la Earl Klugh or Craig Chaqucio & it does this style well too! Love the neck- plays smooth & the action is just right. Compared to all the other acoustic-electric nylons in this price range, this guitar blows away the competition.
        The only thing listed above is that the tuners are a bit stiff & are the only thing I"d improve overall. The guitar stays in tune well enough, but they are lower quality then the rest of the instrument.

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