Breedlove USA Premier Concert Copper CE Sitka-Rosewood
PREMIER CONCERT COPPER CE GUITARS
The Premier Concert Copper CE Sitka Spruce - East Indian Rosewood is a professional grade acoustic-electric guitar delivering a surprisingly alive, balanced and resonate sound from a guitar designed for a versatile playing style. Our most popular Premier, the Concert body shape is a dream to play, with a cutaway providing access to the entire ebony fretboard. Versatile in its capabilities, we call it our universal guitar, as it delivers rich sound whether played fingerstyle or strummed. The medium size air chamber produces pronounced bass and the classic sound of rosewood players of all genres appreciate. Using our Sound Optimization process, our craftsmen found the right frequency separation between the Sitka spruce top and East Indian rosewood back and sides to maximize the classic robust sound desired by the professional touring artist and the studio musician, to the collector or weekend hobbyist. All Premier models come standard with the highly reliable LR Baggs EAS VTC electronics and can travel safely in a Breedlove hardshell case specially designed for each Breedlove revolutionary body shape. You will sound better, play better and play more on a Breedlove Premier Series acoustic-electric guitar.
The Breedlove Concert is the original Breedlove shape. It first appeared in 1992, and has been the best-selling Breedlove body shape ever since. Designed specifically for the fingerstylist to be well balanced, compact, and comfortable to play, it generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The unique construction also allows the Concert to sing even at a full strum. If you’re a fingerstylist, or are seeking an instrument to use as vocal accompaniment, this is the shape for you. The Concert is engineered to provide exceptional sustain with a pronounced bass response, both of which can be achieved with a light touch. The graduated top works in harmony with the Breedlove Bridge Truss to provide an even response throughout the lows, mids, and highs, with sustain, and clear, concise, note-for-note projection.
Sitka spruce, picea sitchensis, originates in the northwest United States. Sitka spruce has been the primary top wood for American-made instruments for decades. It is strong and light with extended harmonic content, and it nearly equals the power of Adirondack. It offers a strong, focused tone with a solid fundamental -- perfect for flatpicking styles. When compared with European spruce, Sitka delivers warmer, more fundamental sound, largely free of overtones. Sitka takes a slightly longer period of playing time to open up. It has a straight uniform grain and coloration ranges from white to pink to light brown.
BACK AND SIDE WOODS
Indian rosewood, dalbergia latifolia, originates in India and southern Iran. Indian rosewood has been the standard rosewood choice for decades. It is often associated with the great dreadnoughts, and is an amazingly neutral wood that takes its personality from the player. Well-balanced lows, mids, and highs make it a natural for many styles. For the past 30 years, a vast majority of high-end steel-string and classical guitars have been made from Indian rosewood. It is famous for rich basses and a clear treble response with well-balanced lows, mids, and highs. It is a black-streaked wood with coloration that usually leans toward purplish brown, and then oxidizes to a rich brown color.
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.
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. Full details on our limited lifetime warranty are available here.
We are pleased to present these very detailed specifications for your 2019 Breedlove acoustic guitar, which was crafted in Bend, Oregon. In addition to dimensions, we have listed every piece of wood 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.
Top Finish: Copper burst gloss
Back and side finish: GlossSpecifications
Body Shape: Concert
headstock shape: Asymmetrical
scale length: 25.5"
number of frets: 20
nut width: 1.75"
lower bout width: 15.37"
waist width: 9"
upper bout width: 11.28"
body length: 19.875"
body depth at neck: 3.75"
body depth at tailblock: 4.5"
sound hole diameter: 4"
tuners: Breedlove, nickel
electronics: LR Baggs EAS VTC
string gauge: D'Addario EXP 16
case: Deluxe hard shell
Wood and Animal Contents
Top: Sitka spruce | Picea sitchensis | United States
Back and Sides: East Indian rosewood | Dalbergia latifolia | India
neck: Honduran mahogany | Swietenia macrophylla | Guatemala
fretboard: African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Cameroon
bridge: African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Republic of Congo
headstock overlay: African ebony | Diospyros crassiflora | Republic of Congobody
binding: Cellulosebody purflingPlastic
fretboard binding: None
fretboard purfling: None
headstock binding: None
headstock purfling: None
bracing: Sitka spruce | Picea sitchensis | United States
back strip / side brace: Honduran mahogany | Swietenia macrophylla | Guatemala
kerfing: African Mahogany | Khaya senegalensis | Republic of Congo
bridge plate: Eastern hard rock maple | Acer saccharum | United States
neck / tailblock: Honduran mahogany | Swietenia macrophylla | Guatemala
bridge truss: na
fretboard inlay: Polyester
nut / saddle: Bone | Bubalus bubalis | China