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      Alvarez Artist Series AD60CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar (H78605)
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An affordable dreadnought with a hand-selected solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and B-BAND electronics.

This is the acoustic-electric version of the AD60, which features a cutaway and has been fitted with the SYS650 blend pickup system developed by B-BAND.

The Alvarez Artist Series AD60CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitaris 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 it's 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, finger-picking 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.

Alvarez Artist Series AD60CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • Dreadnought 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 with 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 EXP’s
    Case sold separately




Alvarez Artist Series AD60CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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  • Beautiful Sound and Tremendous Value

    As reviewed by Greg Gordon on 2/22/2013

    I have been playing this particular guitar for four months and absolutely love it. The tone is pure with articulate lows and mids, playing either loud or soft. It is good for both strumming and fingerstyle as the action is somewhere in the middle, and in my opinion just right. I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone looking for a quality dreadnought in the sub $1,000 range. I debated the Taylor 214ce versus the Alvarez for months, and I have no regrets for choosing the Alvarez.

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  • Couldn't ask for better!

    As reviewed by Michael Cottrell on 12/3/2013

    I'm more of a metal style guitarist whose not usually big about acoustics but this guitar is just amazing. I've played some pretty nice sounding acoustic guitars before but this one is amazing. It's really durable, yet still light as a feather. It has beautiful pick ups and sounds to it. The strings are set a little further away from the bridge and neck so your chords and mutes are much cleaner but close enough it doesn't turn your fingers into a callous monster. It's the perfect acoustic guitar. Defenitely worth the money.

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  • good stuff

    As reviewed by Jerald Butcher on 8/9/2013

    great guitar, great deal!

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