Series: Alvarez Artist
Top Wood: Solid A+ Western Red Cedar
Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany
Shape: Classical w/ Cutaway
Neck: Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
Bracing System: Traditional Spanish Fan System
Bridge: Rosewood / Pau Ferro
Fingerboard: Rosewood / Pau Ferro
Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
Tuner: Chrome Open Gear Strip
Strings: D’Addario EXP
Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
This acoustic electric hybrid model is fitted with the fantastic LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element pick up for optimal live performance. It also has a narrower nut width than a standard classical guitar, with a radius fingerboard and neck that joins at the 14th fret instead of the 12th. Favored by steel string players looking for the nylon string sound and feel.
After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of our culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Our tone woods are carefully cured; our components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques we use are continually researched and developed, and our 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.
We believe our 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” 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. 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 our hand finished, scalloped bracing, real bone nuts and saddles, great quality tone woods and thin finish.
All of our tops are selected by our team and graded independently of our suppliers. If it isn’t worthy, we won’t use it. Top quality improves as you move up the Artist Series models but all are stiff and finely grained.
Artist Series also demonstrates our great finishing capabilities; the gloss models have a clear deep shine from a finish that is applied as thinly as possible, again to help optimize tone.
Thank you for choosing Alvarez.
Artist Series Hybrid Classical Guitar with Cutaway and Pickup in Natural Gloss Finish
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