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Alvarez AG610CEARB Armrest Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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1500000214257   POS #:114259773
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Master luthiers around the world have been crafting bevel-edged armrest guitars for some time. The feature not only makes the guitar more comfortable to play, but also allows the maker to demonstrate their skill and craftsmanship in producing beautiful instruments. Inline with Alvarez's philosophy of making great guitars accessible to as many playe...  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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Price: $399.99
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Overview

Master luthiers around the world have been crafting bevel-edged armrest guitars for some time. The feature not only makes the guitar more comfortable to play, but also allows the maker to demonstrate their skill and craftsmanship in producing beautiful instruments. Inline with Alvarez's philosophy of making great guitars accessible to as many players as possible, they created the AG610CEARB. This Grand Auditorium bevel-edge guitar offers outstanding value, incredible attention to detail and design, and premium-quality components and tonewoods. It's also fitted with an SYS100 undersaddle pickup, with endpin preamp and soundhole console.

Artist Series
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 Alvarez's FST2 bracing system, bi-level rosewood bridge, real bone nut and saddle, great quality tonewoods 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 our Yairi workshops.

The Artist Series sound and personality is open and powerful. FST2 also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. 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.

All of Alvarez's tops are selected by their team and graded independently of their suppliers. If it isn't worthy, they won’t use it. Top quality improves as you move up the Artist Series models but all are stiff and finely grained. Along with a more angled headstock, their bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angle of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to our sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.

Alvarez Guitars
After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of their culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Tonewoods are carefully cured; our components such as 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.

This caring approach to development comes from one simple goal: delivering the best guitars in the market at every price point, instruments that are truly amazing value and offer a fantastic player experience. Alvarez believes their multi-award-winning Artist Series is one of the finest solid top guitar lines in the world today and demonstrates their commitment to design.

Features

  • Black, bevel-edge armrest
    Bi-level bridge
  • D'Addario EXP16 strings
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid A+ Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: FST2 Forward Shifted, Assymetric Scalloped bracing tone bars
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Shallow V to C
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Pau ferro
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: B-Band
  • Configuration: Undersaddle pickup
  • Preamp EQ: 1-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Engineered rosewwod
  • Tuning machines: Geared 9NB Sta-Tite Geared
  • Bridge: Chrome, closed die-cast tuners
  • Saddle and nut: Real Bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Sold Separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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