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Alvarez AJ810CE Artist Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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1500000258464   POS #:115027203
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Big, blonde and beautiful, the AJ810CE is a classic Jumbo in every respect with its big voice, bags of projection and best of all, it's fun to play. Aesthetically the AJ810CE is all blonde and displays Alvarez’s renowned high gloss, fine finish over a tightly grained solid sitka top and maple backs and sides. It’s fitted with the discrete but livel...  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

Big, blonde and beautiful, the AJ810CE is a classic Jumbo in every respect with its big voice, bags of projection and best of all, it's fun to play. Aesthetically the AJ810CE is all blonde and displays Alvarez’s renowned high gloss, fine finish over a tightly grained solid sitka top and maple backs and sides. It’s fitted with the discrete but lively SYS100 pickup and preamp, which is located in the end pin and controlled by a smartly designed soundhole console offering volume and tone controls.

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 if its components, and for them to work together to produce balance, lively projection and great response. These components include Alvarez'a 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 soundhole 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 guitars 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, the Alvarez bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angel of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to their sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.

Specifications
  • Solid, A+ North America Sitka spruce top
  • Maple back and sides
  • FST2 - Forward Shifted scalloped bracing, asymmetric tone bars
  • 14th fret neck joint, dovetail construction
  • SYS100 pickup with soundhole console
  • High-gloss finish
  • Real bone nut and saddle
  • Mother-of-pearl and paua abalone inlays
  • Bi-level pau ferro bridge
  • Pau ferro fingerboard with 12th fret inIlay
  • 14th fret dovetail neck joint
  • Premium chrome tuners
  • D’Addario EXP16 strings
  • Nut Width: 1-3/4” (44.45 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
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