Breedlove Performer Concertina Bourbon CE Torrefied European-African Mahogany

Breedlove Performer Concertina Bourbon CE Torrefied European-African Mahogany

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Everything you want from the Performer Series in a small, strongpackage. With 12 frets to the body, the Performer Concertina Bourbon CEoffers you unique tone, with the bridge sitting right on the torrefiedEuropean spruce top’s sweet spot. A short scale and soft cutaway open upevery fret, whether bending the blues, shaking a wicked vibrato orsimply singing your favorite song from Spotify. Working musicians lovethe Performer’s killer combination of “aged” tone, smart looks andNatural Sound electronics, and so will you. Play better, sound better,play more, with the Performer Concertina Bourbon CE.

Sustainable & Clear Cut Free

Made from sustainably-sourced exotic and native tonewoods. Noclear-cut trees are used in these instruments. Breedlove uses salvagedand individually harvested timber and has deep relationships withresponsible suppliers around the globe. As we move towardssustainability across all lines, owner Tom Bedell has visited 15countries to discover exactly where the wood comes from, how it isselected and harvested, and how this affects the wildlife, thecommunity, the forest and the planet.


Sometimes called khaya, African mahogany has a familiar crisp, cleanand warm voice and boasts an impressive versatility, taking well tofingerpicking as well as to a more robust strumming attack withoutlosing clarity. All mahogany instruments—like the Organic CollectionWildwood Series (which features sustainably harvested wood source fromthe Republic of Congo) offer a natural compression that delights bluesplayers, folkies and singer/songwriters.


Breedlove’s small body guitar, delivering a surprisingly clear,crisp, loud sound. It’s 12-frets to the body design make it a joy toplay. Extensive Sound Optimization™ engineering has resulted in a bodyshape that has a bigger sound and is more comfortable to play than atraditional parlor.


No Richlite or resin impregnated softwoods, no glue-heavy plywoods: just solid real tonewoods for real tone.


New Breedlove Natural-Sound electronics with volume and tone controls, and easy battery replacement uses 2 x AAA batteries.


As a guitar top, European spruce is powerful like Adirondack, clearlike Sitka, and complex and responsive like Engelmann, all of which areemployed in various Breedlove guitar lines. Torrefied European sprucegraces the Artista, Performer and Signature Series in Breedlove’s newOrganic Collection of sustainably sourced, all solid wood guitars atrevolutionary prices. Torrefaction, a thermal process that artificiallyages the wood while also turning it more resilient, makes theseinstruments explode with vintage tone, singing like an old friend that’sbeen played by a master for 30 years. With the Organic Collection threeyears in the making, Breedlove owner Tom Bedell literally climbed amountain to be positive that the exotic FSC-certified tonewoods used inthe assortment are harvested in responsible ways that respect the earth,while providing for superior tone that will last a lifetime. High inthe windblown Swiss Alps, Bedell watched as European spruce trees wereindividually selected—each yielding many dozens of top sets—with an eyetowards keeping the old growth stands robust for decades to come.

Breedlove Organic Performer Series Concertina CE Hollow BodyNatural Sound Electronic-Acoustic Guitar Ebony/Bourbon Burst Gloss -PFCA04CETEAM Features:
  • Body Type:Concertina
  • Neck Wood:African Mahogany
  • Solid Wood Top:Torrefied European Spruce
  • Solid Wood Back & Sides:African Mahogany
  • Back and Sides:African Mahogany / Khaya anthotheca / Republic of Congo
  • Top Finish:Bourbon Burst High Gloss
  • Back & Side Finish:Bourbon Stain High Gloss
  • Fretboard:African ebony
  • # Frets:18
  • Nut Width:1.69"
  • Tuners Hardware:Premium Breedlove Gold w/ Black buttons
  • Lower Bout Width:14.75"
  • Waist Width:8.64"
  • Upper Bout Width:10.828"
  • Body Length:19.875"
  • Body Depth:3.25" (neck), 4" (tail)
  • String Gauge:Olympia light (.012"-.053")
  • Pickup:Breedlove Natural Sound (Microsonic VT HD 2-AAA)
  • Bridge:African ebony
  • Binding:Tortoise (6mm)
  • Inlay:3mm Brass Dots Offset
  • Case:None
  • Scale Length:25"
  • Sound Hole:3.875"