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FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / Breedlove Pursuit Parlor E (gift purchase)

Hammond101
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Feb 9th, 2018 04:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

An ebay seller is offering $200 of the street price of these, $299 vs $499. I ordered one up for my GF's birthday on the 23rd. She's been wanting to learn a bit of guitar and my classical is just to wide in the fingerboard for her to get around on.

They also have a mahogany top model for the same price. We shall see how this works out. I have a Pursuit 12 string A/E that is a pretty decent guitar so I'm hoping this will be too. If it is as nice as I think it might be I might get the Hog top for myself as a couch player although I'm very interested in the Eastman parlors.

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Hammond101
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Feb 14th, 2018 03:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Breedlove Parlor arrived today. It is very nicely made and the top seems to be high quality. The setup kinda sucks as there is no relief in the neck. The B string fret out when playing 5th fret or below. It may actually be back bowed a tad but that is easy to fix. Truss rod wrench is included with the goodies in the nice gig bag that comes with the guitar. Same e-tronics as my Pursuit 12, should work nicely.

I didn't expect a loud guitar but I expected just a bit more volume out of this one. I've been playing my dread a lot lately so I'm a bit spoiled and used to something completely different. It is also brand new so.... Tone wise the guitar is very balanced. Very smooth and easy to listen to. It will gain a bit of volume with a correct set up I'll bet. I think my lady will like it.

I may order a mahogany one for myself next week. I like it.

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Feb 15th, 2018 01:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I looked at a bunch of parlors a few years back and ended up with a Taylor GS Mini. There are some nice options available, and even the Chinese-production stuff is remarkably good for the money.

Eastman is very good, as is Breedlove. Washburn makes a pretty nice parlor too.

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Feb 15th, 2018 06:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Looking to get volume out of a parlor guitar is a bit like trying to filet a goldfish. Just ain't enough there, there. I don't even expect dred volume and bass out of my 00028-EC although it does do pretty well for its size acoustically.

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Feb 15th, 2018 09:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice score!

I’ve got a Recording King 000. It is my first foray into this world. I love it! After a little work on the nut slots it is a great player. Love the beefy neck. It sounds great too - bigger than I expected it to sound.

Hammond101
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Feb 15th, 2018 09:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was not disappointed in the volume really, just a little surprised. It's part of the cool factor for me. With time and some playing I imagine it will gain a little. With no relief in the finger board the poor little girl is a bit choked so While I don't expect a miracle I think I'll see some improvement. As I said above the tonal balance it excellent. If she wants volume she can plug it in!

All I did was open the box(s), tune it up and make sure it was correctly made. I'm keeping it in my office until her B-day (23rd)so maybe I'll do that T-rod adjustment this evening after all my staff goes home.

I was surprised that it came with a battery installed so I was able to tune to pitch using the onboard. A parlor in this price range with electronics is a plus too. I was really quite amazed at the bang for the buck factor with this guitar. Yeah I bought it right @ 40% off street price but even at full pop it seems nicer than the other Pursuit models. It has a nice light weight quality feel.



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Feb 15th, 2018 10:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

H101, keep your eyes open for an Eastman E10PM. They were only made in 2012 and are pretty scarce, but they are all mahogany. Not too expensive, either, although I don't think one has been up for sale since 2016 so who knows.

I gave up on finding one and bought that Santa Cruz.

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Feb 15th, 2018 11:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been looking at the Eastmans. They are highly thought of. They seem to hold up very well on the used market. The E10 and E20P look very cool in sunburst too.

I also see Eastman has/had an E10-00 12 fret that looks pretty nice. It doesn't have to be a Hog for me this trip, just a 12 fret slot.

That SC is amazing you just got. I wish I had that kind of budget for a parlor.


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Feb 15th, 2018 07:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"keep your eyes open for an Eastman E10PM"

Provided that you're OK with slotheads and a 1-7/8" nut width then I would highly recommend an E10PM. Mine was very impressive in both sound and volume, for it's size.

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Feb 15th, 2018 09:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There is an E20P for sale over on the AGF at a really good price.

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