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      Alvarez Artist Series AP70 Parlor Guitar (H78626)
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An affordable guitar with a hand-selected solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides, and an open tone.

The Alvarez Artist Series AP70 Parlor Guitar is one of the most popular models in the whole Alvarez line. It has fantastic energy and response for its size and is incredibly comfortable to play. Center-scalloped bracing was used for this parlor, which lets the top really react to the finest of touches. This probably might make you play this small-bodied guitar differently to how you would larger instruments, which leads to all sorts of great stuff.

The AP70 is a member of the Artist Series 70s, which are stunning guitars made from hand-selected A-grade Sitka with rosewood backs and sides. The high gloss finish really brings out the beauty and grain in the rosewood and like all Artist Series they have advanced scalloped bracing and all natural components. Just like Artist 60 models the 70’s have incredible tone and the rosewood helps to accentuate the highs and lows just a tad more.

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. The all-new 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 quartersawn 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.

New Artist Series guitars look stunning and all of their components are made of natural materials such as mother of pearl and abalone inlays, real bone saddles and nuts and rosewood appointments.

Case sold separately.

Alvarez Artist Series AP70 Parlor Guitar Features:

  • Parlor Acoustic Guitar
    Hand-selected, ‘A’ grade, solid Sitka spruce top
    Hand-sanded, scalloped bracing
    Rosewood back and sides
    Vented headstock
    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 open gear tuners
    ABS binding
    D’Addario EXP’s
    Case sold separately





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  • Great Value

    As reviewed by Garfield Schmidt on 12/21/2012

    Workmanship is very good. Sound is bright and volume good over all six strings. Really a nice looking guitar and a great value for the price. Good parlor guitars in this price range are hard to find, but this one fits the bill. I was also pleased to find that two strap buttons were provided. I play mostly fingerstyle but also flatpick some and I find that the 1 and 3/4 inch nut width is a good width for both fingerstyle and flatpicking.

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  • Excellent

    As reviewed by CHARLIE DREWRY on 4/23/2014

    I am really amazed by the quality of this guitar. It has become my favorite. My other acoustic guitar is a Gibson Hummingbird but this Alvarez AP70SB is pretty much all I play lately. I cannot find a single flaw on it. The satin neck is thin and a dream to play. The tuners operate smoothly and stay in tune for days. I cannot wait to put an LR Baggs M1A pickup in it. I can't wait to hear what it sounds like on my PA system. I would recommend this guitar to anyone. If you bought a Martin with the features and quality of this guitar I bet it would cost $4000. I can't say enough good things about it. I have been learning how to fingerpick and I get hooked on playing this guitar and cannot put it down. The strings are really limber. It sucks that it was made in China but I don't have 5 years to save up for a Martin.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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  • Outstanding for a parlor guitar in this price range.

    As reviewed by Terry Zimmerman on 12/19/2013

    I bought this guitar as one of the "Stupid Deal" specials. I had been wanting a "parlor" guitar to add to my collection, but couldn't find one at a reasonable price. When I saw the deal I could not pass it up. Honestly, now that I have the guitar in my hands I realize it was worth the normal full price. The tone is incredible and Alvarez is one of the best as far as their setup and quality control. It came with a set of D'Addario EXP strings and I didn't have to touch a thing to make it feel totally comfortable. No intonation adjustments required at all and it plays perfectly in tune. I took the pick guard off when I got it because that is my preference for this type of guitar to allow the solid spruce body to achieve full resonance. It has become my "go-to" guitar for solo gigs and songwriter showcases. And it's BEAUTIFUL!

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