Alvarez Artist Series AF60 Folk Acoustic Guitar Sunburst 888365272207

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The Alvarez Artist Series AF60 Folk Acoustic Guitar is a really nice Folk/OOO shape, and packs a big punch for its size. It's suitable for all types of music and playing styles. The AF60 is a member o... Read More

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The Alvarez Artist Series AF60 Folk Acoustic Guitar is a really nice Folk/OOO shape, and packs a big punch for its size. It's suitable for all types of music and playing styles. The AF60 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 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.

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.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Folk Acoustic Guitar
  • Hand selected, ˜A' grade, solid Sitka spruce top
  • Hand sanded, scalloped bracing
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • 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
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Nontransferable limited lifetime warranty on guitars.
Check with manufacturer for specific parts and labor warranty.


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AlvarezArtist Series AF60 Folk Acoustic Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (4)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (3)

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great guitar overall

By Vintage

from Midwest

Pros

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

Cons

  • Minor blemishes, was not purchased as a blem

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AF60 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

I wanted a guitar that was a bit of a step up from an 'entry level' instrument, but something affordable. I only play at home, by myself, so spending hundreds/thousands of dollars isn't really reasonable for me. I got it on sale during the pre-Memorial day sale, so it was about $100 cheaper than normal. Overall, I like it. I plan on changing the plastic saddle to a Tusq one, but other than that, everything is good.
It did have a few blemishes I wasn't expecting though, being that it wasn't marked as a blem. The binding on the neck appears to have a very small chip in one spot, although you can't feel it, only see it. Where the binding meets the fretboard on the neck isn't the cleanest looking, not sure why that is. There was also a spot on the bottom upper bought that looked like some of the gloss from the top maybe got splattered on the satin side, but it's not a huge issue. A couple other things I noticed, but nothing that would really interfere with playing, and at this price, again, not really an issue. Overall, it's a pretty good guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love it

By Big Boy

from Amarillo, tx

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AF60 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

    I love this guitar. It sounds awesome and plays great after a set up.

     
    5.0

    Very impressed

    By Phil

    from undisclosed

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AF60 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

      I live in an area with cold winters and was afraid to take an all wood guitar in and out of the cold weather. So I bought this guitar because it has laminated back and sides. Alvarez was on my list along with Ibanez and Yamaha - but I favored this Alvarez folk size guitar because its string scale was 24.8, very close to Gibson's 24 3/4, though the nut was a bit larger at 1 3/4. I bought this particular guitar because it was (1) on sale at a very good price and (2) the sound Alvarez AF60 sound samples on YouTube seemed to have a better tone than other brands of comparable guitars. I have been very impressed with this guitar. Though I can tell a difference between this guitar and a more high end guitars, most people cannot, and the difference in tone is clearly not worth a large $ difference. Its fit and finish were high quality in my opinion. On my guitar, the frets and fretboard were good quality and leveled and finished in a workman like manner. The guitar came set up per factory, and was very playable and had a good tone with the strings that it came with. I did do a set up to slightly lower the action at the 12th fret in order to make it easier to play. I am very pleased and impressed and would not hesitate to buy other Alvarez guitars, including their more expensive ones, now that I have seen firsthand the quality of their products.

       
      5.0

      Live this guitar!

      By DJ

      from Statesboro GA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AF60 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        I received this as a Christmas present this year and wasn't too excited. I have never been an Alvarez fan at all. After a quick set up I put her through the paces and man o man is this a beauty! Gorgeous looks, perfect size, great tone.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sweet Guitar!!

        By Matthew Berrett

        from Utah

        Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AF60 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        Very nice quality!!! I love the sound quality that this puts out. I got the sunburst color and it looks sweet!! Another quality guitar from Alvarez at a great price.

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