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Alvarez AD60CE12SHB 12-String Acoustic Electric Guitar
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Alvarez Artist Dreadnoughts are powerful and rewarding, great for strumming, flat-picking and lead work.
After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of Alvarez's culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. The tone woods are carefully cured; the components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques used are continually researched and developed, and the tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, consistent and lively sound box.
This caring approach to development comes from one simple goal: To deliver the best guitars in the market at every price point, instruments that are truly amazing value and offer a fantastic player experience.
The multi award winning Artist Series is one of the finest solid top guitar lines in the world today and demonstrates Alvarez's commitment to design.
The term “solid top” of course refers to the soundboard of an acoustic guitar being made of solid wood, rather than being laminated. However, just because the top is solid, it does not necessarily mean the sound automatically benefits from this feature. The tone of the instrument only improves significantly when the whole guitar is built correctly to optimize the energy a solid soundboard can generate. The Artist Series is built to do exactly this.
Each model is designed to get the best out if its components, and for them to work together to produce balance, lively projection and great response. These components include the FST2 bracing system, bi-level rosewood bridge, real bone nut and saddle, great quality tone woods and thin finish.
FST2 is a forward shifted X brace design, this means the axis of the X is closer to the sound hole and therefore creates a larger soundboard area allowing for more energy and vibration to be harnessed. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are carefully scalloped. The scalloping design was the result of years of continual development in Alvarez's Yairi workshops.
The Artist Series sound and personality is open and powerful. FST2 also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other.
The Artist Series feel right and are exciting to play; no matter if you are strumming hard or picking lightly, the guitar will do what you ask of it.
Top Wood - Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood - Mahogany
Shape - Dreadnought
Neck - Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
Bridge - Bi-Level Pau Ferro/Indian Laurel
Fingerboard - Pau Ferro / Indian Laurel
Nut & Saddle - Real Bone
Tuner - Premium Die Cast
Binding - Black ABS
Strings - D'Addario EXP16
Pickup / EQ - LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
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