SKU: 110015 UPC: 850007460457
Breedlove Performer Concertina Bourbon CE Acoustic/Electric Guitar
Everything you want from the Performer Series in a small, strong package. With 12 frets to the body, the Performer Concertina Bourbon CE offers you unique tone, with the bridge sitting right on the torrefied European spruce top’s sweet spot. A short scale and soft cutaway open up every fret, whether bending the blues, shaking a wicked vibrato or simply singing your favorite song from Spotify. Working musicians love the Performer’s killer combination of “aged” tone, smart looks and Natural 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. No clear-cut trees are used in these instruments. Breedlove uses salvaged and individually harvested timber and has deep relationships with responsible suppliers around the globe. As we move towards sustainability across all lines, owner Tom Bedell has visited 15 countries to discover exactly where the wood comes from, how it is selected and harvested, and how this affects the wildlife, the community, the forest and the planet.
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, clear like Sitka, and complex and responsive like Engelmann, all of which are employed in various Breedlove guitar lines. Torrefied European spruce graces the Artista, Performer and Signature Series in Breedlove’s new Organic Collection of sustainably sourced, all solid wood guitars at revolutionary prices. Torrefaction, a thermal process that artificially ages the wood while also turning it more resilient, makes these instruments explode with vintage tone, singing like an old friend that’s been played by a master for 30 years. With the Organic Collection three years in the making, Breedlove owner Tom Bedell literally climbed a mountain to be positive that the exotic FSC-certified tonewoods used in the assortment are harvested in responsible ways that respect the earth, while providing for superior tone that will last a lifetime. High in the windblown Swiss Alps, Bedell watched as European spruce trees were individually selected—each yielding many dozens of top sets—with an eye towards keeping the old growth stands robust for decades to come.
Sometimes called khaya, African mahogany has a familiar crisp, clean and warm voice and boasts an impressive versatility, taking well to fingerpicking as well as to a more robust strumming attack without losing clarity. All mahogany instruments—like the Organic Collection Wildwood Series (which features sustainably harvested wood source from the Republic of Congo) offer a natural compression that delights blues players, folkies and singer/songwriters.
CONCERTINA BODY SHAPE
Breedlove’s small body guitar, delivering a surprisingly clear, crisp, loud sound. It’s 12-frets to the body design make it a joy to play. Extensive Sound Optimization™ engineering has resulted in a body shape that has a bigger sound and is more comfortable to play than a traditional parlor.
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 19.08"
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
Scale Length 25.0"
Sound Hole 3.875"
Designed in Bend, OR USA. Crafted in China.
Model number: PFCA04CETEAM