$ 399.99 $ 445.50
When it’s time to unplug, every bass player ought to have a fine acoustic-electric model close at hand for a natural and especially satisfying bass experience. The Hot Rod Series T-Bucket™ Bass E is a fabulous-looking grand concert-style instrument with a handsome flame maple top in Three-color Sunburst, along with a comfortable “C” neck profile and a medium scale length (32”) that puts incredible playing comfort literally within easy reach. Ideally suited to any musical genre, it provides great acoustic volume and tone, with high-quality onboard electronics for equally impressive amplified performance.
FISHMAN® PREAMP WITH BUILT-IN TUNER
A Fishman® pickup/preamp system gives your acoustic instrument peerless amplified performance, with a variety of onboard controls and no compromise whatsoever on pure, rich and resonant acoustic tone. The built-in tuner is conveniently placed right where you can see it, helping to keep your intonation right on the money.
Scalloped bracing is thinner than more conventional bracing. That means that the bracing pattern inside the guitar uses less wood, which means that soundboard mass is reduced. This lets the top resonate more freely, resulting in better tone with more nuance and greater projection.
GRAPH TECH NUT AND BRIDGE SADDLE
Graph Tech string nuts and bridge saddles enhance the sustain, clarity and tonal consistency of an acoustic instrument. Neither too soft nor too brittle, they eliminate troublesome string binding, and they deliver performance, workability and appearance that easily outdo other plastics and come remarkably close to real bone.
$ 529.99 $ 799.99
Big, blonde and beautiful. The AJ80 Jumbo is a powerhouse guitar and incredible value.
The LR Baggs StagePro Element is a side-mounted preamp/EQ that offers battery access and a full chromatic tuner that is hidden beneath the control panel to maintain a clean, classy look. The three band EQ with phase inversion and Garrett Null notch filter controls deliver warm, pristine sound even under the most challenging conditions.
Artist Series is now “The Award Winning Artist Series” – winning competitions and receiving rave reviews in the States, Europe and around the world. It’s a truly designed line of guitars that stands tall and sounds sweet in the solid top guitar market.
Hand selected solid tops; forward shifted scalloped bracing, awesome tone and player experience….
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 really release 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 a tone and player experience, rarely found in affordable instruments. These components include our FST2M bracing system, bi-level bridge, real bone nut and great quality tone woods.
FSTM is a forward shifted X brace design. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are scalloped. Moving the system forward allows for a larger soundboard, which is optimized with a solid maple bridge plate for both strength and energy.
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. Dig in and they shout right back at you, treat them gently and they whisper and respond instantly to the lightest strum or pick.
The solid ‘A’ grade Sitka spruce and cedar tops are hand selected from quarter-sawn wood. This ensures consistent quality, and its no secret better guitars are made from better wood. Our tops not only look great but they are stiff and strong and finely grained.
New Artist Series guitars look stunning and come in a huge variety of shapes, colors and wood choices from standard OM and Dreadnought models to more specialist instruments such as Baritone and Parlor. Each shape is also available in a left-handed version.
|Top Wood||Solid A+ Sitka Spruce|
|Back & Sides Wood||Maple|
|Bracing System||FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X|
|Inlays||Abalone & Mother of Pearl|
|Nut & Saddle||Real Bone|
|Tuner||Premium Die Cast|
|Overall Length (mm)||1048|
|Body Width (mm)||410|
|Body Depth at Heel (mm)||102|
|Body Depth at Base (mm)||125|
|Number of frets||21|
|Nut Width (mm)||44.45|
|Nut Width (inches)||1 3/4"|
|Top||Solid A+ Sitka Spruce|
|Back & Sides||Maple|
|Neck meets body||14th Fret|
|Pickup / EQ||LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up|
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The Alvarez MGA66E Masterworks Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a professional-grade instrument. It features all solid woods and a high level of refinement from the top bracing to the body finish. Key appointments include the Alvarez SYS650 preamp, solid African mahogany for the body, abalone and mother-of-pearl inlays, real bone nut and saddle, and die-cast gold tuners with ebony buttons. This Masterworks folk guitar comes with a deluxe polyfoam case.
The Alvarez SYS650 designed by B-Band
This is a dual pickup system with one undersaddle pickup and a transducer pickup placed under the soundboard. A blend control lets you fine tune the balance between the two.
$ 199.99 $ 299.99
This RD26S Starter Pack is complete with padded gig bag, digital clip on tuner, guitar strap, polishing cloth and spare picks.
Too often, students of the guitar, no matter what age, have trouble getting motivated because entry level guitars are either difficult to play, don’t sound very good, or don’t have the draw that marquis guitars do; they don’t have that addictive quality that makes you want to pick the guitar up every day and play for hours.
The Alvarez Regent Series is designed as an entry level guitar that will keep new players focused and excited about their instrument from day one. They’re classic looking guitars that encompass many of the features and design elements that our high end instruments have, like this Bi level bridge, and a rosewood bridge and fingerboard. The models are finished in a high gloss and come in either Sitka or Rosewood outfits.
Usually laminated guitars sound very thin and have difficulty projecting, but the Alvarez Regent series has had a lot of attention paid to good construction and components, and are very open and sweet sounding while maintaining a very affordable price.
Some great models to introduce yourself to are the RD26 Dreadnought, the RD27CE, which is a cutaway with a fantastic B-Band SYS250 EQ and tuner installed, and the RC26HCE, A hybrid classical nylon string guitar, but with a steel string style neck that’s a bit more comfortable for fretting and chord stretches.
That’s what the Regent Series means to Alvarez, an entire line-up that’s got the fresh student in mind, but built so they can evolve with the player well into their veteran years.
$ 449.00 $ 605.00
The perfectly sized Concert Hall Legacy is reflective of the legendary bluesmen and folk balladeers of yesteryear with its vintage city vibe. Equipped with Godin Q1T electronics, it’s the perfect stage companion, ready to fill any room. Offered in 3 semi-gloss patina finishes, Bourbon Burst, Faded Black or Tennessee Red, this rock solid performer delivers rich dynamic response whether plugged in or all by its lonesome.