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Alvarez AF610ESB 12-String Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of the Alvarez culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed... Click To Read More About This Product

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After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of the Alvarez culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Their tone woods are carefully cured; components like neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques used are continually researched and developed, and their tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, consistent and lively sound box.

The Artist Series sound and personality is open and powerful. For a more focused sound with fewer overtones, choose a mahogany top. For power, go for Sitka. For warmth and response to a lighter touch, choose a cedar top.

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 the FST2 bracing system, bi-level rosewood bridge, real bone nut and saddle, great quality tone woods and thin finish.

FST2 is a forward-shifted X-brace design, this means the axis of the X is closer to the sound hole 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 their Yairi workshops. FST2 also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other.

The high-gloss natural finish is flawless, carefully crafted to produce a mirror deep shine. It is fitted with the SYS250 3-band EQ with notch filter and backlit digital tuner.

Artist Series 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.


Solid A+ Western Red Cedar Top
Mahogany Back and Sides
High Gloss Finish
SYS250 3-Band EQ w/Tuner
FST2M - Forward Shifted Scalloped Bracing
Real Bone Nut and Saddle
Rosewood and Abalone Rosette
Bi-Level, Polished Rosewood Bridge
Rosewood Fingerboard w/ 12th Fret Inlay
Mahogany Neck w/Semi Gloss Finish
Rosewood Headstock Plate
Premium Chrome Tuners
D’Addario EXP16’s
1-3/4 in. (44.45mm) nut width and 24-3/4 in. (630mm) scale length
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Manufacturer's Warranty
Nontransferable limited lifetime warranty on guitars.
Check with manufacturer for specific parts and labor warranty.

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Great Buy!

By Boz

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Comments about Alvarez AF610ESB 12-String Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is the second 12 string I have owned in my lifetime. I currently own three Alvarez acoustic guitars. The first thing I noticed was that the body of the guitar was a little smaller than I expected. The raw unplugged acoustic volume is softer than I would prefer. However, plugged in to a PA it sounds great. In addition, the guitar came out of the box ready to play, after tuning. The action is perfect for me. The strings ride close to the fret board with no buzz anywhere on the neck. Therefore, I do not have to spend an extra $50 getting this guitar set-up for my personal taste and playing style. Great buy for the money.

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