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Blemished Alvarez AF615E Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 190839264978

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After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of the Alvarez culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Their tone woods are carefully cured; components...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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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

After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of the Alvarez culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Their tone woods are carefully cured; components like neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques used are continually researched and developed, and their tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, consistent and lively sound box.

The Artist Series sound and personality is open and powerful. For a more focused sound with fewer overtones, choose a mahogany top. For power, go for Sitka. For warmth and response to a lighter touch, choose a cedar top.

The term solid top 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 optimize 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 balance, lively projection and great response. These components include the FST2 bracing system, bi-level rosewood bridge, real bone nut and saddle, great quality tone woods and thin finish.

FST2 is a forward-shifted X-brace design, this means the axis of the X is closer to the sound hole and therefore creates a larger soundboard area allowing for more energy and vibration to be harnessed. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are carefully scalloped. The scalloping design was the result of years of continual development in their Yairi workshops. FST2 also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other.

The high-gloss natural finish is flawless, carefully crafted to produce a mirror deep shine. It is fitted with the SYS250 3-band EQ with notch filter and backlit digital tuner.

Artist Series feel right and are exciting to play; no matter if you are strumming hard or picking lightly, the guitar will do what you ask of it.

Features

Features: 
Solid A+ Western Red Cedar Top
Mahogany Back and Sides
High Gloss Finish
SYS250 3-Band EQ w/Tuner
FST2M - Forward Shifted Scalloped Bracing
Real Bone Nut and Saddle
Rosewood and Abalone Rosette
Bi-Level, Polished Rosewood Bridge
Rosewood Fingerboard w/ 12th Fret Inlay
Mahogany Neck w/Semi Gloss Finish
Rosewood Headstock Plate
Premium Chrome Tuners
D’Addario EXP16’s
1-3/4 in. (44.45mm) nut width and 24-3/4 in. (630mm) scale length
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AlvarezAF615E Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

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5.0

Beautiful tone, well set up and easy to play.

By Robert

from undisclosed

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Comments about Alvarez AF615E Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Bought this on sale and it's an excellent value, even good value at full price. Guitar has a beautiful, well balanced tone - an absolute pleasure to listen to. I'm enjoying the 12" radius freboard, makes barre chords just a bit easier. Fretwork is excellent, no dead frets or sharp edges. Action just a smidge high - maybe 0.25 mm, but very playable out of the box. Nut slots just a little high, but close enough to not need a setup right away. Exp stings sound great and have less 'squeak' than non-coated strings and are more comfortable to boot. Fit/finish is very good; my only complaint is some uneven stain on the rosewood bridge. Although the electronics are lower end, it sounds surprisingly good plugged in through my small VOX amp, much more realistic than the typical piezo pickukps I've heard on youtube. The built in tuner is convenient and accurate. Abalone rosette adds just a touch of decoration. A joy to play.

 
5.0

Warm balanced tone and fun to play with premium features

By jasper b

from Huntsville Alabama

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Alvarez AF615E Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    had some doubts about the cedar top but am pleasantly surprised at the rich balanced tone . Neck is very comfortable especially for finger style . loud and clear unplugged and plugged into an amp too without overpowering my vocals

     
    4.0

    Nice guitar, false advertising

    By Tanner

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Alvarez AF615E Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Solid guitar. But advertised without a pick guard and mine came with one. Disappointing but not a dealbreaker.

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