Go Exotic, sustainably! Breedlove has long specialized in offering intriguing alternative tonewoods, introducing, for example, hauntingly figured Oregon myrtlewood to the guitar world 25 years ago. The Pursuit Exotic S Series—featuring TUSQ nuts and saddles and Breedlove’s earth-conscious, sonically superior EcoTonewood technology—allows you to affordably experience the pure, nuanced sound and striking visual beauty of exotically alluring myrtlewood, koa and cedar. All four of Breedlove’s revolutionary body shapes are available in a popular all myrtle configuration, with a stunning gloss Tiger’s Eye finish. Specialty instruments like nylon string, 12-string and fretted/fretless bass models are available in elegant Natural and Amber tones. Side-mounted Fishman Presys I electronics (with built-in tuner, volume, contour and phase controls) make amplification a breeze.
A shimmering gloss Amber Burst finish highlights the sustainable, natural, individual beauty of myrtlewood, and Breedlove’s new earth-conscious, sonically superior EcoTonewood technology lets you sound better than ever. Myrtle’s magic mix of rosewood bottom, mahogany mids and maple’s clear, ringing treble gives full voice to a rich sounding acoustic bass guitar created with both electric stage and unplugged jam session use in mind. Hold down the low end in high style! Appointments, in addition to exacting Fishman Presys I electronics, include tortoise binding, copper tuning machines and a sleek, easy-playing, satin finish 34” scale African mahogany neck with soft cutaway access to every expressive fret. Choose the Designed in Bend Breedlove ECO Collection—where the guitar meets the forest.
Sustainable & Clear Cut Free
Made from sustainably-sourced exotic and native tonewoods. No clear-cut trees are used in these instruments. Breedlove uses salvaged and individually harvested timber and has deep relationships with responsible suppliers around the globe. As we move towards sustainability across all lines, owner Tom Bedell has visited 15 countries to discover exactly where the wood comes from, how it is selected and harvested, and how this affects the wildlife, the community, the forest and the planet.
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.
ECOTONEWOOD BACK & SIDES
With EcoTonewood, Breedlove makes laminate technology sustainable, introducing a resonant core tonewood layer of clear-cut free, individually harvested African mahogany in place of the typical tone-robbing softwoods used in standard acoustic guitar manufacture. Coupled with Breedlove’s deep research into revolutionary body shapes; building to target tonewood weight adds to the optimized, natural sound of each guitar in the ECO Collection. And, Breedlove creates these better sounding laminate guitars while being kind to the earth while maintaining an accessible, entry-level price-point.
Breedlove EcoTonewood—it’s where music meets the trees.
THE CONCERTO BODY SHAPE
Introducing the Breedlove Concerto, 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.
MYRTLEWOOD TOP, BACK & SIDES
Popularized by Breedlove, myrtlewood, from the windblown Oregon coast, combines the best elements of rosewood, mahogany and maple—rich bass, warm midrange and clear, bright trebles—for truly versatile guitars. Each sonically distinct instrument is individualized by the gnarled, wildly varied, but always arresting grain patterns.
BREEDLOVE PINLESS BRIDGE
Breedlove’s pinless Delta bridge is a distinctive element, alright, with a sleek, modern contour that adds an extra bit of unexpected beauty to every instrument, from Discovery to Legacy. But it also adds welcome functionality while anchoring great sound. Beginners love the fact that string changes are much easier without having to wrestle a traditional pin bridge. Pros love it for the same reason! No more looking for lost pins during a fast backstage string swap. And its low profile makes for perfect right hand damping.
LIMITED 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 warrantied 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. Cases and bags are subject to a one-year warranty covering defects in structure and hardware.
We are pleased to present these very detailed specifications for your 2021 Breedlove acoustic guitar, which was Designed in Bend. In addition to dimensions, we have listed the tonewoods used in this model: its common name, scientific name, and country where the tree grew. We use no clear-cut wood. We either salvage dead trees or individually harvest to minimize the impact on the forest. You can travel globally with your Breedlove worry free. No permits are needed. That said, it might be helpful to have this information on hand if you are traveling internationally. We suggest printing out this information and carrying it with your guitar to avoid any misunderstanding or timely waits with border customs officials.
Wood and Animal Contents
Top: Myrtlewood | Umbellularia californica | United States
Back and Sides: African Mahogany/ Khaya anthotheca/ Republic of Congo, Myrtlewood/ Umbellularia californica/ United States
Neck: African Mahogany/ Khaya anthotheca/ Republic of Congo
Fretboard: Ovangkol/ Guibourtia ehie/ Republic of Congo
Bridge: Ovangkol/ Guibourtia ehie/ Republic of Congo
Headstock Overlay: Ovangkol/ Guibourtia ehie/ Republic of Congo
Body Binding: Tortoise/Plastic
Fretboard Binding:Tortoise/ Plastic
Bridge Truss: Yes
Fretboard Inlay: Brass
Nut / Saddle: TUSQ