This guitar is considered to be in GOOD condition, with very minimal body scratches. NO DINGS on the body, small 2mm long scratch at top of headstock.
The Alvarez Artist Series AD60-12 Dreadnought Twelve String Acoustic Guitar model is the 12-string version of the best-selling AD60 and sounds incredible. The AD60-12 is a member of the Alvarez Artist '60 Series. Alvarez was careful to get the construction just right to allow this series to sing, and deliver a player experience that's exceptional for a mid price instrument.
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 doesn't 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 really release 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 a tone and player experience, rarely found in affordable instruments.
The sound is warm, open and powerful, and both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. These guitars feel right and are exciting to play and responsive.
The solid ˜A' grade Sitka spruce tops are hand selected from quarter-sawn wood. This ensures consistent quality, and its no secret better guitars are made from better wood. These tops not only look great but they are stiff and strong and finely grained. This allows them to be cut just that tiny bit thinner, which lets them dance a little more and produce a lot more vibration, and ultimately a richer tone.
All of the components are made of natural materials such as mother of pearl and abalone inlays, real bone saddles and nuts and rosewood appointments.
Case sold separately.
Sold Out $ 729.99
Cool body design and sweet appointments for a solid instrument at a great price.
Master Luthiers around the world have been crafting bevel-edged armrest guitars for some time. The feature not only makes the guitar more comfortable to play, but also allows the maker to demonstrate their skill and craftsmanship in producing beautiful instruments. Inline with their philosophy of making great guitars accessible to as many players as possible, Alvarez Artist Series now offers superbly designed armrest models. The AG70AR delivers the great tone Artist Series is known for while also being a beautiful, affordable guitar.
After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes and materials is still at the heart of their culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Tonewoods are carefully cured; components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques used are continually researched and developed, and 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.
Alvarez believes their multi-award-winning Artist Series is one of the finest solid top guitar lines in the world today and demonstrates our commitment to design. The term "solid top” 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. 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 Alvarez's FST2 bracing system, bi-level rosewood bridge, real bone nut and saddle, great quality tonewoods and thin finish. FST2 is a forward shifted X-brace design, meaning 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 their 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. 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.
Along with a more angled headstock, their bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angel of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to the sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.
$ 629.99 $ 939.99
Series: Alvarez Masterworks
Top Wood: Solid African Mahogany
Back & Sides Wood: Solid African Mahogany
Shape: Folk/OM w/ Cutaway
Neck: One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
Bracing System: FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
Bridge: Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood
Inlays: Paua Abalone & Mother of Pearl
Purfling: 1.5mm Paua Abalone
Fingerboard: Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay
Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
Tuner: Premium Die Cast Gold w/Ebony Buttons
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Strings: D'Addario EXP16
Accessory: AFC30 FlexiCase (USA Only), Alvarez Hardshell Wood Case (USA Only)
Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up