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Home > Guitar > Acoustic-Electric Guitar > 6 String Acoustic-Electric > Alvarez Artist Series AG60CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Item #: H78614 001

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Price: $439.99
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Product Overview

An affordable guitar with a hand-selected solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and B-BAND electronics.

  • Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar
    Hand selected, ‘A’ grade, solid Sitka spruce top
    Hand sanded, scalloped bracing
    Mahogany back and sides
    SYS650 dual pickup, blend system EQ w/tuner
    Alvarez bi-level rosewood bridge
    Rosewood fingerboard
    Premium, high-gloss finish
    Dovetail neck joint
    Real bone nut and saddle
    Paua abalone and mother-of-pearl inlays
    Premium die-cast chrome tuners
    ABS binding
    D’Addario EXPs
    Case sold separately
Product Details

Alvarez Artist Series AG60CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The Alvarez Artist Series AG60CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a Grand Auditorium, which has similar dimensions to the Dreadnought, but a narrower waist helping to pronounce the treble notes a little more. Great for fingerpicking and strumming, the GA is an all rounder. This model is fitted with the SYS650 blend system with tuner. The AG60CE 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.

SYS650 dual pickup
The Alvarez SYS650 was designed by B-BAND and is a dual pickup system incorporating one under saddle pickup and a transducer pickup placed under the soundboard. Either pickup can be selected or one can blend between the two to fine-tune the response for lead, fingerpicking or rhythm work. The system also has a fully chromatic, precision tuner with backlit LCD screen, 3-bands of rotary EQ, and a notch control that can be used to attenuate feedback or to shape the sound.

Case sold separately.

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