The Premier Concertina Copper E Sitka Spruce – East Indian Rosewoodis a professional grade acoustic-electric guitar delivering asurprisingly alive, balanced and resonate sound from a guitar designedfor a light playing style. The smaller body Concertina is surprisinglycomfortable to hold and play, yet loud and full of unexpected,room-filling projection. Using our Sound Optimization process, ourcraftsmen found the right frequency separation between the Sitka sprucetop and East Indian rosewood back and sides to maximize the classicrobust sound desired by the professional touring artist and the studiomusician, to the collector or weekend hobbyist. With a shorter neck – 12frets to the body – it has a string tension that makes playing soenjoyable, you will not want to put this guitar down. All Premier modelscome standard with the highly reliable LR Baggs EAS VTC electronics andcan travel safely in a Breedlove hardshell case specially designed foreach Breedlove revolutionary body shape. You will sound better, playbetter and play more on a Breedlove Premier Series acoustic-electricguitar.
Rosewood. It feels like home. It blossoms, full of rich bass, singingtrebles and even a hint of natural reverb in its beautiful wash ofovertones. Premier Series guitars, made in Bend, with deluxe Breedlovehardshell cases, are based on incomparable East Indian Rosewood backsand sides, paired with crisp, clear Sitka spruce. Honduran mahoganynecks, African ebony fingerboards and bridges, and Breedlove SoundOptimization make each Premier—fitted with LR Baggs EAS VTCelectronics—first in class.
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.
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
Breedlove players around the world can attest: With consistent,proper care, your Breedlove will give you a lifetime of service – andinspiration. New Breedlove instruments, purchased through an authorizedBreedlove dealer, are warrantied to be free of defects in materials andworkmanship throughout the lifetime of the original owner. In additionto materials and workmanship, Breedlove offers a two-year warranty ontuning machines and electronics packages. Cases and bags are subject to aone-year warranty covering defects in structure and hardware.
SITKA SPRUCE TOP
The world’s most popular topwood, for a reason. Sitka has an idealstrength-to-weight ratio, yielding a strong fundamental, high velocityof sound and a pleasing elasticity. Translation? Sitka sounds great forheavy strumming, light fingerpicking and everything in between.
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/Rosewood - PRCA03ESSIR Features:
- Body Type:Concertina
- Neck Wood:Honduran mahogany
- Solid Wood Top:Sitka spruce
- Solid Wood Back & Sides:East Indian rosewood
- Back and Sides:East Indian rosewood
- Top Finish:Copper burst 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