Alvarez AMPH600E Artist Modern Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Item # 1496707
  • Model # AMPH600E

Parlor guitars offer so much to the player in terms of size, ease of playing and a great compression. Part of their popular Artist Series, the Alvarez AMPH600E parlor acoustic-electric guitar offers s… Learn More

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Compact with solid, high-quality soundboard and discrete pickup for unhindered performance.

Parlor guitars offer so much to the player in terms of size, ease of playing and a great compression. Part of their popular Artist Series, the Alvarez AMPH600E parlor acoustic-electric guitar offers something a little different and is a guitar we call a “modern” parlor. This model has a 14th fret neck joint rather than the usual 12th fret joint, and a solid headstock rather than a slotted. The changes give the AMPH600E parlor a very elegant modern vibe. The longer scale length also increases string tension, which helps drive the soundbox a little more to generate increased volume and sustain. This is an all-around fantastic smaller-bodied acoustic-electric suitable for most players and styles of music.Artist SeriesAfter 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of Alvarez culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Their 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 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. Alvarez believes their multi-award-winning Artist Series is one of the finest solid top guitar lines in the world today and demonstrates their 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'a 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, this means the axis of the X is closer to the soundhole 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 our 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 guitars 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. All of Alvarez's tops are selected by their team and graded independently of their suppliers. If it isn't worthy, they won’t use it. Top quality improves as you move up the Artist Series models, but all are stiff and finely grained.Along with a more angled headstock, the Alvarez bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angle of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to their sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles. Looking for a solid parlor? This Alvarez is a great choice. Order now.

Features

  • Solid A+ North American Sitka spruce top
  • Natural finish, gloss top, semi-gloss body
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • SYS100 EQ with soundhole console
  • 14th fret dovetail neck joint
  • Mahogany neck, satin finish
  • Herringbone binding
  • Real bone nut and saddle
  • Engineered rosewood fingerboard (Catalpa)
  • Engineered rosewood bi-level bridge (Catalpa)
  • FST2 – Forward Shifted Scalloped Bracing System
  • Premium runers
  • D’Addario EXP16 strings

Technical Specification

Alvarez AMPH600E Artist Modern Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Body

  • Body type: Parlor
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid A+ North American Sitka spruce
  • Back & sides: Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: FST2 - Forward Shifted, Assymetric Scalloped Tone Bars
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed

Neck

  • Neck shape: Shallow V to C
  • Nut width: 1-3/4" (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Engineered rosewood (Catalpa)
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24-13/16" (630 mm)
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: B-Band
  • Configuration: Undersaddle transducer
  • Preamp EQ: 1-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No

Other

  • Headstock overlay: Engineered rosewood (Catalpa)
  • Tuning machines: Chrome
  • Bridge: Real bone
  • Saddle and nut: Real bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: 14th Fret Parlor & Herringbone Binding
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: No
  • Country of origin: China