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Open Box Alvarez AGW77AR Artist Elite Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar

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The AGW77AR Artist Elite is a beautifully developed Grand Auditorium acoustic guitar that overachieves in terms of both tone and looks. The gloss Shadowburst finish on the walnut creates a rich aesthetic which is perfectly framed by the flame maple binding. Tonally, the AGW77AR Artist Elite Grand Auditorium acoustic guitar has a real-time response ...  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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Open Box Price: $439.99
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Overview

The AGW77AR Artist Elite is a beautifully developed Grand Auditorium acoustic guitar that overachieves in terms of both tone and looks. The gloss Shadowburst finish on the walnut creates a rich aesthetic which is perfectly framed by the flame maple binding. Tonally, the AGW77AR Artist Elite Grand Auditorium acoustic guitar has a real-time response and great clarity, separation and balance, and would suit most styles of music. It also offers added functionality and comfort with its slim-style bevel armrest.

Master luthiers around the world have been crafting bevel-edged armrest guitars for many years. 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.

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

This caring approach to development comes from one simple goal: To deliver 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.

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 of its components, and for them to work together to produce balance, lively projection and great response. These components include bracing architecture that is specifically designed for each body shape or tonal requirement. Alvarez's bi-level bridge is designed to heighten string tension and improve sustain and response. Real bone nut and saddle, premium tonewoods and a specially crafted attenuated finish all further the quality of construction and positively impact the performance of the instrument.

Features

  • Maple slim-style bevel armrest
  • ATR wood curing
  • Shadowburst gloss finish
  • Paua abalone and mother-of-pearl inlays
  • Flame maple binding
  • D'Addario EXP16 strings
  • PPS bridge pins
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: No  
  • Top wood: Solid select black walnut
  • Back and sides: Black walnut
  • Bracing pattern: Not specified
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Pau ferro
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: info not available
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Neck finish: Semi-gloss
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Pau ferro
  • Tuning machines: Premium chrome die-cast
  • Bridge: Pau ferro/Indian laurel
  • Saddle and nut: Real bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Sold separately 
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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  • Repair costs covered for up to five years from date of purchase
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