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Alvarez Artist Series AD60CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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This is the acoustic-electric version of the AD60, which features a cutaway and has been fitted with the SYS550 pickup and EQ system developed by B-BAND.

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This is the acoustic-electric version of the AD60, which features a cutaway and has been fitted with the SYS550 pickup and EQ system developed by B-BAND.

The Alvarez Artist Series AD60CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar is 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.

SYS550 dual pickup
The SYS550 designed by B-BAND is a pro-level EQ and pickup that reproduces the sound of the guitar very closely with great clarity. B-BAND uses a patented under saddle electret film pickup that eliminates synthetic or processed sounds often heard with piezo or other styles of pickup. The result is a very true, acoustic sound. SYS550 also has an accurate, backlit chromatic digital tuner.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar
  • Hand-selected, ˜A' grade, solid Sitka spruce top
  • Hand-sanded, scalloped bracing
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • SYS550 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
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AlvarezArtist Series AD60CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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67%

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5.0

Nice price, nice guitar. This is a 2015 model, not latest.

By David

from Lake Norman

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Purchased to spare my $$$ guitars from risky travel and locations while providing great sound. The sunburst is much nicer than the picture in the ad. Construction is very nice, and the neck size and shape are just what I needed. I not yet used the electronics to play, but initial testing suggests the Sys550 system will work fine for my needs. This is my second Alvarez used as a 'beater' and am quite satisfied with my selection.

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    5.0

    Guitar center is the Best!

    By Dennis

    from Concord Ca

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming

      Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Got it for a great deal on Christmas Day! Saved me about $400! Thank you Guitar Center!

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      3.0

      Great sound, a little hard to fret.

      By nick

      from Jensen Beach, Fl

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        A great sounding guitar when used with the D'Addario EXP16 strings. There light gauge starts at.12. I think it is harder to fret than my other guitars. I switched to lighter gauge strings and sound was bad.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Alvarez Artist Series AD60CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric

        By EUGENE

        from SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

        Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        BEAUTIFUL! EVERY ASPECT OF THIS GUITAR FULFILLS WHAT I DEMAND FROM AN ACOUSTIC GUITAR!AND WHEN PLAYED THROUGH AN AMPLIFIER SUPERB!

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        5.0

        Couldn't ask for better!

        By Michael Cottrell

        from Louisville, Ky

        Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        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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        5.0

        good stuff

        By Jerald Butcher

        from 64052

        Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        great guitar, great deal!

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful Sound and Tremendous Value

        By Greg Gordon

        from Dallas, TX

        Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        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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