Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert CE Koa (2016)


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2016 Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert CE KK Koa is in excellent condition and perfect playing order. Comes with a Breedlove deluxe softcase.

The top has some minor pick scuffing on the treble side of the sound hole. The frets have some wear in the first and second position but nothing major.

For musicians seeking amazing power with a clear and sweet tone, both acoustically and plugged in, the Pursuit Exotic Concert Koa - Koa is a true reflection of Breedloves Distinctively Crafted Sound. Its solid Koa top and Koa back and sides open up the more the instrument is played, expanding the midrange, for an even richer, sweeter tone over time. The stunning beauty of the figured koa make the Pursuit Exotic Concert Koa - Koa a work of art as well as an extraordinary musical instrument.

One of the most visually stunning woods available, with golden hues and often with dramatic figure. Koa is characterized by a tone that is both clear and sweet. The voice grows over time, from sweet to sweeter. Clear and sweet. The wood opens up the more the instrument is played, expanding the midrange, for an even richer, sweeter tone over time. Due to its popularity, it is harder and harder to find top-quality koa. Limited supply has driven up prices in recent years, making koa expensive, and therefore rarely found in production guitars. Has the stiffness and clarity of rosewood, but with the warm, light tones of mahogany. Similar in weight and strength to black walnut. Colors range from brown to gold, with rich and varying grain, tending toward curl or flame figure in old-growth trees. Koa is a fast-growing tropical hardwood, native to the Hawaiian Islands. It requires up to 200 inches of annual rainfall. As a nitrogen fixing plant, it is perfect for growing in the young volcanic soil of the Islands.

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 guitars 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.

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.


Specifications:

Weight: 4 pounds 9 ounces

Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Scale Length: 25 1/2"

Body Type: Concert

Neck Wood: Mahogany (Okoume)

Solid Wood Top: Koa

Back & SidesKoa

Top Finish: Natural gloss

Back & Side Finish: Natural gloss

Fretboard: East Indian rosewood

# Frets: 20

Tuners Hardware: Gold Closed Gear

Lower Bout Width: 15.37"

Waist Width: 9"

Upper Bout Width: 11.28"

Body Length: 19.875"

Body Depth: 3.75"

String Gauge: D'Addario EXP 16

Pickup: Fishman USB

Bridge: East Indian rosewood

Binding: Black

Inlay: Centered dots

Case: Standard gigbag

Sound Hole: 4"

Crafted In: China

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