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Alvarez Artist Series AD30 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural

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The Alvarez Artist Series AD30 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is an entry point for the Artist Series. This is a well-made instrument, delivering real value. The classic Dreadnought tone is enhanced with... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Alvarez Artist Series AD30 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is an entry point for the Artist Series. This is a well-made instrument, delivering real value. The classic Dreadnought tone is enhanced with advanced scalloped bracing and other premium components such as bone saddles and nuts and a bi-level rosewood bridge.

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 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. Dig in and they shout right back at you, treat them gently and they whisper warmly and respond instantly to the lightest strum or pick.

New Artist Series guitars look stunning and come in a huge variety of shapes, colors and wood choices. 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. But the magic really starts when you pick one up and play it. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Dreadnought body shape
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Hand sanded, scalloped bracing
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Alvarez bi-level rosewood bridge
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Premium, semi-gloss finish
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Real bone nut and saddle
  • Die-cast chrome tuners
  • ABS binding
  • D'Addario EXP's
  • Case sold separately
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AlvarezArtist Series AD30 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (8)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Stays in tune (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Jamming (7)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (4)
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5.0

I am very impressed with Alvarez.

By Daniel

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD30 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I can only say that I am impressed with the sound of this guitar at this price point. It is now my favorite guitar.

 
5.0

Great Intermediate Guitar

By Dotnetbrett

from Washington, D.C.

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Crystal Clear Highs
  • Finish is ALL Silk
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD30 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    This Guitar has a natural finish. There is NOTHING semi-glossy about it. It comes with very nice strings and it also comes with a low action. All I had to do was slightly tune it out of the box. For $200 or even $1000, it is worth the money. This thing sounds JUST as good as any Martins or Taylors that I have tried at GC, and I have tried many. It sounds JUST as good as the Big Baby Taylor, at half the price. The natural finish and the Abalone on it are stunning. I found a really great guitarist at GC to test it out, as I'm a novice. He could not believe this thing was a cheap $200 guitar. I have been playing a Fender FA-100 for 2 months and needed something MORE, that had a larger nut that I could actually fit my fingers in on an "A" Chord. This thing has a bit more space with the wider nut that is exactly what I needed. The Guitar was made in the "PRC" = China. Don't let THAT deter you as it did not have a flaw on it. This thing bleeds quality. I was blown away by how nice it was straight outta the box

     
    4.0

    Great for Price, Sound Amazing and A Lot of Fun

    By Riley

    from Aldie VA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • High Quality
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • The D string tuning post was sharp, easy fix.

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD30 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I use this pretty much all of the time, it sound great and id recommend this to anyone looking to get a high quality beginner guitar; the only thing that was unpleasant about this purchase was the D string tuning post was a bit sharp, and cut through the string, it was an easy fix and i haven't had any problems with it otherwise.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best sound for the money.

    By Gargemil

    from Aberdeen WA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD30 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      This is hands down the best sounding acoustic (unplugged) I have ever owned. It rings out loud and clear. Plugged in, it could be used anywhere, but unplugged it could handle a small intimate venue with out much trouble at all.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Stellar Guitar

      By jmsscottj

      from Sebastian, Fl

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD30 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        Great guitar for any Guitar player! Unbelievable sound and feel with beautiful craftsmanship. You can easily see allot of time went into the design and construction of this guitar. Was a little disappointed that the first guitar I ordered had a broken headstock when it arrived however musicians friend sent me another one right out.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent guitar!

        By musiclover

        from Monroe, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD30 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          Compared to other brands, this guitar has very rich sound and very easy to play. Also great price! I loved it.

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          You can't go wrong with this guitar

          By If it were easy, We'd all be rock stars!

          from Saratoga Springs, NY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune
          • True Dreadnought

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Campfire Fun
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD30 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          The other two reviews are right on. You really can't beat the build and sound quality for this price. Solidly made, nice finish, frets and seams are smooth. Neck not too slim or too thick. String height is comparable to a Gibson. I own Guild, Taylor and Gibson acoustics, and the Alvarez AD-30 is a great addition to that line up. The mahogany back and sides with the spruce top create a large bassy volume and the mids and highs are well balanced.
          Whether your a beginner or an experienced player, this guitar would be enjoyable to play at any venue. Alvarez, in my opinion, has really built a quality instrument at a steal of a price. Enjoy!

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great sounding guitar.

          By Sagittarius

          from Arizona

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD30 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            Alvarez AD30 is a very well crafted and a great sounding guitar. The fit and finish is flawless and it has a very rich tone and a loud volume. It's a very impressive guitar especially at this price point. There are a lot of solid top guitars for under S200 out there but none of them is as impressive sounding as this one. I know, I have over 30 acoustic guitars and most of them have a street price of S400 or less. There's only one other guitar that has just as impressive of a tone and volume as this one and that's Hohoner Essential Plus Dreadnought but, it's a S280 guitar and it has a plain Jane look with no fancy cosmetic frills, not even body binding nor a gloss finish. The Alvarez is a prettier guitar. However, both guitars have a bit of bulky neck for my taste; I have small hands. But the necks aren't really too bad, I'm just spoiled with thin neck profiles on my other guitars.
            If you're looking for an acoustic at this price, you owe it to yourself to check this one out; you won't be sorry. I'm very happy with my purchase.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            ARTIST SERIES AD30 DREADNOUGHT ACOUSTIC

            By LHVENT

            from Germantown, MD

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD30 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              This is an amazing guitar for the money and to me sounds better than the Martin X Series of guitars. This is an amazing sounding guitar that would be great for any level of player.

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