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Breedlove USA Concerto Day Light E Sitka Spruce - Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar Satin Natural

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With a body built from the rare and beautiful Central American Ziricote, Breedlove's lightest weight Concerto, the USA Concerto Day Light E Sitka Spr...Click To Read More About This Product

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Original body design from Breedlove with rare Central American tonewood for a unique look and sound.

With a body built from the rare and beautiful Central American Ziricote, Breedlove's lightest weight Concerto, the USA Concerto Day Light E Sitka Spruce - Ziricote acoustic-electric guitar is a monster. Paired with a Sitka spruce top and X bracing, this ample-sized acoustic-electric offers a huge sound, with great bass and clarity at a very reasonable price. The Breedlove Bridge Truss keeps it balanced while the L.R. Baggs EAS VC system ensures your plugged-in performances will sound pure. You'll love the energy the USA Concerto Day Light E puts off. 

Concerto Body Shape
When Breedlove set out to create a guitar that would surpass the classic, big-bodied sound of the dreadnought, they didn’t just want it to be loud. They sought to bring out more tonal complexity, and to offer a much more comfortable playing experience, too. The result is the Breedlove Concerto, like this USA Concerto Day Light E, a new guitar shape created to elicit more volume than a classic dreadnought, and more lush, complex tonal resonance in a comfortable body shape that feels just right. Loud, textured and supremely satisfying.

Breedlove Neck
Breedlove guitar necks feature a slimmer neck profile, which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. Unlike traditional dovetail neck joints that require major surgery for a neck re-set, it is easy to adjust the play action and neck angle with the Breedlove bolt-on neck and single-action truss rod. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish contributes to ideal playability – the finish process alone takes three days, including precise finish coat applications, fine sanding and hand buffing and rubbing.

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.

L.R. Baggs EAS VC
The EAS Element Active System VC from L.R. Baggs delivers performance previously unattainable from an undersaddle pickup. The streamlined and efficient design removes every unnecessary internal component to improve the coupling between the transducer and the guitar. This substantially improves the sensitivity of the transducer for a robust, lively and open sound with great dynamics and a delicate high end.

The Element Active System pairs the Element undersaddle transducer with a pre-contoured, all-discrete class A endpin preamp and includes a small, removable soundhole-mounted volume control for added convenience and versatility. 

USA Series
Knowing sound frequencies travel most efficiently through lighter weight materials, Breedlove designed the USA guitars to be their lightest, most alive instruments. Achieving their thinnest finish – just 5 mils on the top and 2 mils on the back and sides. Binding and decoration have been minimized. Tops are sanded thinner and soundhole sizes reduced to achieve a targeted fundamental resonance. When you first pick up a USA instrument, you will immediately recognize how light it is. When you first play it, Breedlove hopes you'll be amazed at the sound too. All the woods are salvaged or individually harvested. Breedlove does not use clear-cut trees. Handcrafted in Bend, Oregon. Each guitar includes factory-installed L.R. Baggs EAS VC electronics and a deluxe Breedlove hardshell case.

FEATURES
  • Handcrafted in Bend, Oregon
  • Breedlove Bridge Truss system
  • Includes deluxe hardshell case

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SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body type: Concert/O
  • Cutaway: Single
  • Top wood: Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Ziricote
  • Bracing pattern: X
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Okume
  • Scale length: 25 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: L.R. Baggs
  • Configuration: Undersaddle transducer
  • Preamp EQ: 1-band
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Stained basswood
  • Tuning machines: Chrome closed gear
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Deluxe hardshell case
  • Accessories: Truss wrench, sticker
  • Country of origin: China
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5.0

wonderful acoustic guitar

By chuck

from wisconsin usa

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Pros

  • excellent value and sound
  • Fun To Play
  • good electronics
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

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    Best Uses

    • flatpicking , bluegrass, fingerpicking, folk

    Comments about Breedlove USA Concerto Day Light E Sitka Spruce - Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I have a Taylor and Martin acoustic and wanted something a little different.. This is a fabulous guitar, very expressive and super easy to play.. very deep bass response with excellent mids and shimmering highs, all for about $1500 usd

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