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Breedlove Premier Ltd. Concerto E Cocobolo B&S Adirondack Top. LR Baggs Anthem

   
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Features:
  • Solid Adirondack Spruce Top
  • Solid Cocobolo Backs And Sides
  • LR Baggs Anthem Equipped
  • Made in the USA
  • includes Hardshell Case
  • Lifetime Warranty



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Top Wood - ADIRONDACK (RED) SPRUCE

In a word—power. Red spruce breaks in with play, becoming ever richer, but from the start it offers the most energy of any guitar top, with a famously explosive dynamic range and a clear, balanced voice.

The Tonewood Certification Program

As demand on our world’s forests and environment grow, it is critical we build guitars using sustainable sourcing. At Breedlove we never use tonewood from clear-cut trees in any of our USA-made instruments. Additionally, we are very close to being clear-cut free on all of our overseas models. This is our goal, and a work in progress. Traveling throughout the world we go to the forests and work with local families and mills whenever possible, going to the source to make sure our instruments not only play and sound better, but allow us to feel better about the instruments we play and love.

Back and Sides - COCOBOLO

Truly stunning in its beauty, often blending shades of brown, orange and yellow within its haunting grain, cocobolo—from the same family as Brazilian rosewood—must be milled and sanded carefully. Using Sound Optimization®, Breedlove treats each piece uniquely to create assertive guitars that are fast, loud and responsive.

The Tonewood Certification Program

As demand on our world’s forests and environment grow, it is critical we build guitars using sustainable sourcing. At Breedlove we never use tonewood from clear-cut trees in any of our USA-made instruments. Additionally, we are very close to being clear-cut free on all of our overseas models. This is our goal, and a work in progress. Traveling throughout the world we go to the forests and work with local families and mills whenever possible, going to the source to make sure our instruments not only play and sound better, but allow us to feel better about the instruments we play and love.

By Adam Perlmutter | May 01, 2017

The first thing I noticed about the Breedlove Premier Concerto is how eminently playable it is. The neck is shallow, in a very good way, and it’s easy to play complex chord progressions and fast single-note runs, and to bend strings. And though the nut is a wide 1.75”—the specification preferred by most fingerstyle players—it feels almost like playing a nice electric guitar.

It sounds terrific, too: airy and resonant, with a cello-like richness on the low notes, not to mention a shimmering natural reverb. I’ve only played a few minutes—heck, I’m just two paragraphs into this review—and already I can tell that Breedlove, a company known for consistently refining its designs, has produced another winner.

The Premier is based on Breedlove’s Concerto body, which is 5” deep at the end block and 16” wide at the lower bout. The dimensions are engineered to deliver the booming sound of a dreadnought without sacrificing comfort. And, indeed, the Concerto feels great in both seated and standing positions.

The guitar is built around the classic combination of a solid Adirondak spruce top, solid Cocobolo back and sides, and a Honduran mahogany neck.

The luthiers at Breedlove’s Bend, Oregon, shop crafted the Premier Concerto with care. It’s spic-and-span, inside and out. The bracing and kerfing are smoothly shaped and sanded and precisely glued. The nut and saddle are both perfectly shaped and slotted, and the fretwork is smooth and tidy. The body’s thin finish is rubbed to a faultless gloss.

It’s a great-looking guitar. too. The top sports what Breedlove calls a copper sunburst finish, which is a warm brownish-orange at the edges and a lighter orange in the center. It contrasts nicely with the deep brown coloring of the rosewood back and sides, and the dark ebony fretboard and bridge. The appointments are few and very tasteful. Tortoise binding adds a subtle shimmer to the top and back of the body, while a simple shell rosette and dart-shaped fretboard inlays lend a dash of elegance.

The Verdict
With its beautiful design and execution, fine, versatile voice, and excellent playability, Breedlove’s Premier Concerto is a standout flattop by any standard. And at just over two grand with a deluxe hardshell case, the guitar is a good buy for an American-made, all-solid-wood guitar of such exceptional quality and design.

STUDIO MIC'D SOUND WHEREVER YOU PERFORM

The Award-winning Anthem series, featuring our patented TRU•MIC technology, seamlessly combines a proprietary condenser microphone with our acclaimed Element pickup to deliver the warmth and fidelity of a studio-mic’d guitar anywhere you perform.

TRU•MIC TECHNOLOGY

At the heart of the Anthem is a revolutionary microphone engineered to capture a dynamic studio-mic’d sound for any live performance. The TRU•MIC mounts to the underside of the bridge plate and hovers just 3 mm above its surface to take advantage of the PZM or “boundary” effect. This proprietary mounting system, combined with noise cancellation, frees the mic to perform as if it were outside of the guitar in a studio and maintain remarkable feedback suppression for the stage. The result is a balanced frequency response with excellent clarity for the purest sound you have ever heard amplified. We have paired the Element pickup with the TRU•MIC to provide solidity and punch for low frequencies.

ANTHEM

The Anthem has all of the essential tools in one complete system. The feather-weight preamp and controls include: volume, mix, phase and a battery check. The mix control blends from the augmented TRU•MIC position to Element pickup only.

FEATURES

  • The patented TRU•MIC carries the majority of the guitars’ frequency range while the Element Pickup carries the lowest frequencies

  • Mix control blends between the TRU•MIC augmented with low frequency support from the Element Pickup and full-range Element Pickup

  • The mic is highly feedback-resistant

  • Noise cancelling microphone technology eliminates any annoying honky or boxy qualities from the inside of the guitar

  • Mic installs easily on the bridge plate with peel and stick adhesive

  • Mic and pickup levels preset for optimum performance

  • Soundhole preamp includes volume, mix, phase inversion, battery check, and mic trim controls

  • All discrete pre-contoured soundhole preamp with preset crossover

  • Element Pickup fits most common string spacings and saddle width

  • Comes with battery bag for secure and unobtrusive battery retention