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Breedlove Announces Pursuit, Solo, and Studio Acoustic-Electric Basses

Breedlove Acoustic-Electric Bass BodiesBreedlove Stringed Instruments has revamped their line of acoustic-electric bass guitars with three models including the Pursuit, the Solo, and the Studio basses.

Breedlove Pursuit Bass

The Pursuit is 32-inch scale bass built around the company’s Concert body shape that first appeared in 1992. The bass is built with a solid sitka spruce top and sapele laminate back and sides, but the lead feature of the bass is its Fishman ISYS+ electronics. The preamp is fitted with a USB port for interfacing with DAWs like GarageBand.

The Pursuit’s Breedlove Bridge Truss reduces tension on the bass’s sound board to allow the top to vibrate for more freely. Breedlove says this produces more sustain, balance, and clarity. Other features include a pinless bridge, a bone nut, and mini 15:1 chrome tuners.

Breedlove Pursuit Bass

Breedlove Pursuit Bass Details:

Scale:32″
Neck Wood:Nato
Solid Wood Top:Solid Sitka spruce
Back/Sides:Sapele laminate
Finish/Color:Gloss
Fretboard:Rosewood
Frets:21
Nut Width:1-7/8″
Tuners Hardware:Mini 15-1, chrome
Lower Bout Width:15″
Waist Width:9″
Upper Bout Width:11 1/4″
Body Length:20″
Body Depth:4″
String Gauge:D’Addario EXPPBB170
Pickup:Fishman ISYS+ USB
Bridge:Pinless original
Binding:Tortoise
Inlay:Centered dots

Breedlove Solo Bass

The Solo features a Jumbo body with a solid cedar top and nato neck. The bass is set apart with an additional side mounted sound hole that lets you hear the bass as you play it. It has a full 34-inch scale and is also fitted with the company’s pinless bridge and bridge truss. The pickup and preamp are part of an LR Baggs TCV electronics system.

Breedlove Solo Bass

Breedlove Solo Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Neck Wood:Nato
Solid Wood Top:Solid cedar
Back/Sides:Sapele laminate
Finish/Color:Gloss
Fretboard:Rosewood
Frets:23
Nut Width:1-11/16″
Tuners Hardware:Bass, chrome
Lower Bout Width:17″
Waist Width:9 5/8″
Upper Bout Width:11 3/8″
Body Length:22″
Body Depth:4″
String Gauge:D’Addario EXPPBB170
Pickup:LR-TCV
Bridge:Pinless original
Binding:Black
Inlay:Offset dots
Case:Deluxe foamshell

Breedlove Studio Bass

Breedlove’s Studio bass also features a jumbo body but differentiates itself from the Solo with a solid sitka spruce top. The bass is built with sapele laminate back and sides, a nato neck, rosewood fretboard, and a tonestone nut.

Breedlove Studio Bass

Breedlove Studio Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Neck Wood:Nato
Solid Wood Top:Solid Sitka spruce
Back/Sides:Sapele laminate
Finish/Color:Gloss
Fretboard:Rosewood
Frets:23
Nut Width:1-11/16″
Tuners Hardware:Bass, chrome
Lower Bout Width:17″
Waist Width:9 5/8″
Upper Bout Width:11 3/8″
Body Length:22″
Body Depth:4″
String Gauge:D’Addario EXPPBB170
Pickup:LR-TCV
Bridge:Pinless original
Binding:Ivory
Inlay:Offset dots
Case:Deluxe foamshell

Breedlove’s Pursuit, Solo, and Studio basses are available now with street prices of $599, $799, and $899.

For more information:
Breedlove Stringed Instruments