The Premier Concertina CE Sitka Spruce – Redwood is a professionalgrade acoustic-electric guitar delivering a surprisingly alive, balancedand resonate sound from a guitar designed for a light playing style.The smaller body Concertina is surprisingly comfortable to hold andplay, yet loud and full of unexpected, room-filling projection. Usingour Sound Optimization process, our craftsmen found the right frequencyseparation between the Redwood top and East Indian rosewood back andsides to maximize the classic robust sound desired by the professionaltouring artist and the studio musician, to the collector or weekendhobbyist. With a shorter neck – 12 frets to the body – it has a stringtension that makes playing so enjoyable, you will not want to put thisguitar down. All Premier models come standard with the highly reliableLR Baggs EAS VTC electronics and can travel safely in a Breedlovehardshell case specially designed for each Breedlove revolutionary bodyshape. You will sound better, play better and play more on a BreedlovePremier Series acoustic-electric guitar.
Breedlove, always pioneering, has been building with redwood tops forover 25 years. A majestic native tonewood, it has a stiffness similarto spruce, but offers fingerstylists a rich, warm palette with a softcedar-like attack and overtones often described like wine, with hints ofchocolate and cinnamon. Flatpickers love its distinctive noteseparation, and its simple beauty connects directly with the earthinessof its sound.
THE BREEDLOVE NECK
Breedlove guitar necks feature a slimmer neck profile which enablescomfortable play, even with smaller hands. Unlike traditional dovetailneck joints that require major surgery for a neck re-set, it is easy toadjust the play action and neck angle with the Breedlove bolt-on neckand single-action truss rod. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neckfinish contributes to ideal playability – the finish process alone takesthree days, including precise finish coat applications, fine sanding,and hand buffing and rubbing.
The Breedlove Pinless Bridge helps maintain the integrity of the topby eliminating the need for six drilled string holes. The fewer holes inyour soundboard, the more evenly the sound wave can move across theinterior, without any loss of energy. The Breedlove Pinless Bridgeprovides a gentler string-break angle from the bridge to the top of thesaddle, reducing saddle strain. This innovative bridge also makes stringchanges a breeze, especially on 12 strings. Plus, you’ll never againhave to worry about lost, worn-out, or broken bridge pins — and no morejarring string “pop” when you’re tuning up and don’t have the ball-endof the string seated properly into a pin.
CONCERTINA BODY SHAPE
Breedlove’s distinctive small body guitar delivers a surprisinglyclear, crisp sound, and its short scale 12-fret design makes it a joy toplay. Extensive Custom Shop engineering and experimentation hasresulted in a modern shape that has a bigger sound and a morecomfortable profile than a traditional parlor model.
A light touch makes redwood talk, and the tallest trees have a lot tosay. Redwood sounds vintage from the start, with rich overtones and adynamic complexity drawn out by skilled fingers. Each string speaks,with strong note separation and a deep, crisp timbre.
EAST INDIAN ROSEWOOD BACK & SIDES
The familiar scooped sound profile of a classic dreadnought comeslargely from East Indian rosewood, which emphasizes round bass tones andclear trebles, leaving a valley custom made for the human voice. Thesame carefully sourced qualities offer presence and definition tosmaller bodies, along with great dynamic range.
SUSTAINABLE & CLEAR-CUT FREE
Breedlove uses no clear-cut woods in its Made in Bend models. It’sthat’s simple. Featuring sustainably sourced all solid exotic and nativetonewoods handcrafted by skilled luthiers who are as sensitive to theneeds of the earth as they are to building the best sounding and playingguitars available anywhere.
SOUND OPTIMIZATION & HAND VOICING
Why do Breedlove guitars sound so good? It’s simple, Breedloveguitars are made with care, with the goal of allowing you to playbetter, sound better and play more. But it’s also complex, with art,inspiration, craft and science merging together in a process we callSound Optimization. These models are hand voiced, with experiencedluthiers meticulously tapping, listening and shaving away tiny curls ofexquisite tonewood as they target specific, measurable frequencies thatwill make each unique, individual instrument sound its very best. Thetone wood species are carefully milled, weighed and considered, withbacks and tops specifically tuned to each other to create light,responsive guitars with superior tone and sustain.Breedlove Premier Series Concertina CE Hollow Body Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ebony/Redwood - PRCA01CERWIR Features:
- Body Type:Concertina
- Neck Wood:Honduran mahogany
- Solid Wood Top:Redwood
- Solid Wood Back & Sides:East Indian rosewood
- Back and Sides:East Indian rosewood
- Top Finish:Gloss
- Back & Side Finish:Gloss
- Fretboard:African ebony
- # Frets:18
- Nut Width:1.75"
- Tuners Hardware:Breedlove, nickel
- Lower Bout Width:14.75"
- Waist Width:8.64"
- Upper Bout Width:10.828"
- Body Length:19.08"
- Body Depth:3.25" (neck), 4" (tail)
- String Gauge:D'Addario EXP 16's
- Pickup:LR Baggs EAS VTC
- Bridge:Delta bridge, African ebony
- Case:Deluxe hardshell
- Scale Length:25"
- Sound Hole:3.875"
- Crafted In:Bend, OR USA