Breedlove Performer Concerto Bourbon CE Torrefied European-African Mahogany
Breedlove’s largest body style delivers all it promises. In a highgloss Performer configuration—with eye-catching Bourbon stain—it willsolidly back the largest ensemble or provide classic support for a solosinger/songwriter. Like a dreadnought, the Performer Concerto Bourbon CEhas a slightly scooped EQ, creating a comfortable valley for yourvoice, and providing an incisive tone for your solos. A pinless Africanebony bridge leaves room for damping and makes for lightning fast stringchanges, while Natural Sound electronics translate that great torrefiedtone to practice amp or PA. Whether you are on stage in front ofthousands or just in front of your mirror, the Performer ConcertoBourbon CE will take you there.
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.
CONCERTO BODY SHAPE
Introducing the new Breedlove Concerto, a new guitar shape created toelicit more volume than a classic dreadnought, and more lush, complextonal resonance in a comfortable body shape that feels just right. Loud,textured, and supremely satisfying.
REAL SOLID TONEWOODS FOR SUPERIOR SOUND
No Richlite or resin impregnated softwoods, no glue-heavy plywoods: just solid real tonewoods for real tone.
NATURAL SOUND ELECTRONICS
New Breedlove Natural-Sound electronics with volume and tone controls, and easy battery replacement uses 2 x AAA batteries.
TORREFIED EUROPEAN SPRUCE
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 Concerto CE Hollow BodyNatural Sound Electronic-Acoustic Guitar Ebony/Bourbon Burst Gloss -PFCO04CETEAM Features:
- Body Type:Concerto
- 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:20
- Nut Width:1.69"
- Tuners Hardware:Premium Breedlove Gold w/ Black buttons
- Lower Bout Width:16"
- Waist Width:9.37"
- Upper Bout Width:11.745"
- Body Length:20.695"
- Body Depth:4" (neck), 5" (tail)
- String Gauge:Olympia medium (.013"-.056")
- Pickup:Breedlove Natural Sound (Microsonic VT HD 2-AAA)
- Bridge:African ebony
- Binding:Tortoise (6mm)
- Inlay:3mm Brass Dots Offset
- Scale Length:25.5"
- Sound Hole:3.75"