Breedlove Eco Pursuit EX S Concert Sweetgrass review

An acoustic guitar where sustainability and ecological common sense are a design and build priority. But do all these good intentions add up to a great-sounding instrument?

Breedlove ECO Pursuit EX S Concert Sweetgrass
(Image: © Future / Neil Godwin)

Guitar World Verdict

This guitar ticks very many boxes for us. It’s a very good-looking instrument, the myrtlewood is a very attractive timber and will, of course, vary greatly from one guitar to the next, but Breedlove certainly deserves full marks on the design front.


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    Seriously well designed.

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    A good-sounding electro-acoustic.

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    Very attractive price point.


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    A gigbag would have been nice and not pushed the price too far north.

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In recent years we’ve witnessed guitar builders, both large and small, begin to seek out more sustainable and less controversial materials for use in their products. 

Alternatives to the more established timbers such as rosewood, spruce and certain strains of mahogany are being actively sought in the quest to find new champions with which to fuel our acoustic meanderings. 

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David Mead

With over 30 years’ experience writing for guitar magazines, including at one time occupying the role of editor for Guitarist and Guitar Techniques, David is also the best-selling author of a number of guitar books for Sanctuary Publishing, Music Sales, Mel Bay and Hal Leonard. As a player he has performed with blues sax legend Dick Heckstall-Smith, played rock ’n’ roll in Marty Wilde’s band, duetted with Martin Taylor and taken part in charity gigs backing Gary Moore, Bernie Marsden and Robbie McIntosh, among others. An avid composer of acoustic guitar instrumentals, he has released two acclaimed albums, Nocturnal and Arboretum.