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Alvarez Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Baritone Guitar Natural

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Tuned from B to B, the ABT60E is pitched between a dreadnought and acoustic bass to give you deep tones with easy playability. Chord shapes and scales are the same as a standard six string but the voi... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

Tuned from B to B, the ABT60E is pitched between a dreadnought and acoustic bass to give you deep tones with easy playability. Chord shapes and scales are the same as a standard six string but the voicing is lower. This is one of Alvarez's best-selling models and within five minutes of owning one you'll see why, great guitar to play.

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 use a patented under saddle electret film pick up which 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.

Artist Series is now "The Award Winning Artist Series" - winning competitions and receiving rave reviews in the States, Europe and around the world. It's a truly designed line of guitars that stands tall and sounds sweet in the solid top guitar market.

Hand-selected solid tops; forward shifted scalloped bracing, awesome tone and player experience¦

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. 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. These components include our FST2M bracing system, bi-level bridge, real bone nut and great quality tonewoods.

FSTM is a forward-shifted X brace design. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are scalloped. Moving the system forward allows for a larger soundboard, which is optimized with a solid maple bridge plate for both strength and energy.

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 and respond instantly to the lightest strum or pick.

The solid A+ grade Sitka spruce are hand-selected from quarter-sawn wood. This ensures consistent quality, and its no secret better guitars are made from better wood. Alvarez's tops not only look great but they are stiff and strong and finely grained.

Features

Top Wood: Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides Wood: Mahogany
Shape: Baritone
Neck: Mahogany, 50/50 Semi-gloss finish
Bracing: System FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Neck Joint: Dovetail
Neck meets body: 14th Fret
Headstock Plate: Rosewood
Nut and Saddle: Real Bone
Tuner: Premium Die-Cast
Binding: Ivory ABS
Strings: D'Addario EXP
Finish: Natural/Gloss
Pickup/EQ: SYS550
Dimensions:
Overall Length (mm): 1065
Body Width (mm): 439
Body Depth at Heel (mm): 102
Body Depth at Base (mm): 122
Scale (mm): 704 mm, 27" 23"/32"
Number of frets: 21
Nut Width: 44.45, 1-3/4"
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AlvarezArtist Series Acoustic-Electric Baritone Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Baritone for the money

By cwtmusic

from Tx

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Not a mello tone

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Alvarez Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Baritone Guitar:

I added the Alvarez Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Baritone Guitar to my repertoire of Acoustic Guitars. I'm use to playing higher end Acoustic Guitars, but the Alvarez is a great value for the money. It is my first Baritone, and so far it has been a pleasure to play. The strings that come on it were a bit too heavy gauge, so I ordered some lighter gauge Baritone Strings and that should give the feel of a standard 6 string guitar. I wish it had a bit more depth to the tone, but that's not a deal breaker.

Before purchasing the Baritone, I tuned my Taylor 714CE (love that Guitar) to B to B Baritone tuning on medium gauge strings just to see if a Baritone was something I wanted to add to my collection. It defiantly was. A Baritone is an excellent addition to your arsenal of Guitars, it has opened up a whole new avenue of songwriting for me.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great guitar for the price.

By Joseph

from undisclosed

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Comments about Alvarez Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Baritone Guitar:

I was very satisfied with the guitar. I was looking for a baritone so I would not have to tune my Guild down a full step to play songs in a lower key. This did the trick. It sounds better for finger picking, rather than strumming. Also, I like the sound better when using a capo (i use it in the second fret).
I did a few things to make it better. First, the strap pin at the neck end sticks out the back of the guitar. This tends to make the guitar lean forward at the top. I don't know if putting the pin in the side would correct this, and I didn't want to drill a hole in the new guitar. I purchased a strap button headstock adapter so I could attach the strap up at the headstock (this is better than tying it with those strings that come with the straps). It totally solved the tilting problem. Secone, and this is a problem with most guitars that have an output jack in the endpin for the electronics, the strap does not fit securely to the endpin and there is a danger of the strap slipping off if you are playing without amplification. You could purchase a strap lock, but they look cheap. I purchased an item called "Acoustic Strap Secure" (google it to find manufacturer). It has a wider lip than the existing endpin. That endpin screws off of the threads to the output jack and you replace it with the Acoustic Strap Secure. They come with metric and standard thread, so make sure you get the right one (the manufacturer will help). The newer ABT60E's come with LR Baggs electronics, which uses metric thread. I did have to make the hole in the strap bigger to fit over the bigger lip. I cut it with a utility knife. I am going to get one of there for my Guild.
After playing the Alvarez for a while and then I picked up my Guild. Surprise, surprise. The Guild sounded much much better than the Alvarez. That is the difference between a $500 guitar and a $2,000 guitar.
Bottom line, I love the Alvarez. I am very satisfied. I would not have purchased baritone if I had to spend a $2000.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love the concept of this guitar

By Basement Player

from Willow Springs, IL

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alvarez Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Baritone Guitar:

      I'm impressed with the quality for the price of this guitar... fit and finish appear to be excellent!...and happy to find a guitar that satisfies my need to drop songs that are too high for me to sing into a range where I can handle them with my baritone voice.
      I read a lot of reviews about this guitar before I bought it and I agree with all the positive things that were written by others. A little buzzing at 1st string, 1st fret with factory set up... a lighter touch eliminates this. I love the mellow sound produced by the lower pitch!!!

       
      5.0

      What you read is what you get.

      By Erasmo

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Alvarez Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Baritone Guitar:

      Exactly as described in specs/features-no surprises.

       
      5.0

      I would definitely recommend. Very nice.

      By Ray

      from Davenport, IA

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Alvarez Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Baritone Guitar:

        I use the baritone as an option for singing solos at church and personal enjoyment, I also have the option of playing a standard 6 string or a 12 string when that works better. I have a low voice and find the baritone
        guitar allows me to play songs in a lower key and still use familiar chords. It's a great guitar. Mine has nice wood, good setup and a very good LR Baggs pickup. I have found the built-in tuner hard to activate. (Not
        a big deal) I also would prefer wider string spacing at the nut. I tune A to A & use a capo right now. I have only recently discovered the baritone. I would caution I think they are better for fingerpicking than strumming (can get muddy), they are not the best choice for a first guitar i.e.(to learn on) .They can be a great addition for those who already have other guitars and want more options. Some previous reviews have mentioned issues with buzzing or other complaints about construction. I don't have any of these issues. I would say when you get accustomed to what type of strings and tuning you prefer a professional setup is always a good idea (even for more expensive instruments).

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