The Alvarez Artist Series AJ80CE Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar is big, bright and beautiful. The solid A grade Sitka tops with forward scalloped bracing lets this guitar really sing and the player ex... Read More
The Alvarez Artist Series AJ80CE Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar is big, bright and beautiful. The solid A grade Sitka tops with forward scalloped bracing lets this guitar really sing and the player experience is fantastic, you can really feel the energy of this guitar vibrate against your chest. Like most classic Jumbos the '80 has maple back and sides and all natural, premium components throughout. This acoustic-electric version is fitted with the awesome SYS650 blend system EQ with chromatic tuner.
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.
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.
New Artist Series guitars look stunning and 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.
SYS650 dual pickup
The Alvarez SYS650 was designed by B-BAND and is a dual pickup system incorporating one under saddle pickup and a transducer pickup placed under the soundboard. Either pickup can be selected or one can blend between the two to fine tune the response for lead, finger-picking or rhythm work. The system also has a fully chromatic, precision tuner with backlit LCD screen, 3-bands of rotary EQ, and a notch control that can be used to attenuate feedback or to shape the sound.
Case sold separately.
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Just do it. This beauty should be at least 3 times the price tag. Maybe more! So many features and it is quite stunning to look at from any angle. When you play your first chord which will more than likely be an open D, you will be almost ready to open your wallet. Both neck and fretboard feel so nice! The action was perfect right out of the box. The Sitka top along with the forward bracing--maple back and sides help make this guitar what it is. And it sounds HUGE. No more getting drowned out! The machines are nice and smooth while the Bone nut and saddle do their job nicely. The dual band electronics are incredible. Between the under bridge pickup and the under soundboard transducer, you can use either or--or easily blend your sound in an instant. It's very easy to dial in ANY sound or tone you like with the very responsive electronics this guitar has. And the tuner? Absolutely perfect. 12th fret marker only however you do have the standard dots on the necks binding so no worries there. 1/4 inch or XLR inputs make this baby even more verstile. This guitar is as solid as they come and I would put it up against any of it's higher end counter parts. And I don't just say that. It's true, and it's worthy. I have had this for almost six months now and couldn't be happier. It's aging like fine wine. I could say alot more but I will just end off the way I started. Just do it! You won't regret it. And hurry before they raise the price on this thing!
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