The Artist Series AD610CESB is an elegant, cosmetically rich guitar with a powerful and open tone. The solid A+ Sitka spruce top generates a great amount of energy to make this an exciting and responsive instrument suitable for any style of music.
The Shadowburst finish on the AD610CESB is stunning, carefully crafted to produce a mirror-deep shine and sophisticated appearance. It is fitted with the SYS250 3-band EQ with notch filter and backlit digital tuner.
After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of their culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Tonewoods are carefully cured; components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed, and the painting, sanding and polishing techniques used are continually researched and developed. The result is a tone impeccably crafted and married to a stable, consistent and lively sound box.
The AD610CESB 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's FST2 bracing system, bi-level rosewood bridge, real bone nut and saddle, high-quality tonewoods and thin high gloss finish.
FST2 is a forward shifted X brace design. This means the axis of the X is closer to the sound hole, creating a larger soundboard area and allowing for more energy and vibration to be harnessed. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are carefully scalloped. 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. Along with a more angled headstock, Alvarez's 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 the sound, feel and response, which is also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.
- Body type: Dreadnought
- Cutaway: Single cutaway
- Top wood: A Sitka Spruce
- Back & sides: Mahogany
- Bracing pattern: Forward shifted pattern
- Body finish: High Gloss
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Info not available
- Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Scale length: 25.5 in. 15"
- Number of frets: 20
- Neck finish: High Gloss
- Pickup/preamp: Yes
- Brand: B-Band
- Configuration: Behind-the-saddle piezo
- Preamp EQ: 3-band
- Feedback filter: Notch
- Tuner: Yes
- Headstock overlay: Rosewood
- Tuning machines: Premium Chrome
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Saddle & nut: Real Bone
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Special features: Body finish
- Case: Sold separately
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: China