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Alvarez Artist Series AC65HCE Classical Hybrid Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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Artist Series classical guitars are beautifully made using a traditional Spanish heel construction. Their thoughtful bracing helps deliver sustain, balance and volume. This Hybrid version AC65HCE is a classical guitar with a narrower nut (48mm) and therefore thinner neck. The fingerboard is also arched with a radius similar to that of steel string ...  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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
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Price: $429.99
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Overview

Artist Series classical guitars are beautifully made using a traditional Spanish heel construction. Their thoughtful bracing helps deliver sustain, balance and volume. This Hybrid version AC65HCE is a classical guitar with a narrower nut (48mm) and therefore thinner neck. The fingerboard is also arched with a radius similar to that of steel string guitars. So really, it's a nylon string guitar that sounds like a classical but plays like steel string. It's also fitted with wonderful wonderful L.R. Baggs StagePro Element electronics with its undersaddle pickup and a sidemounted preamp that not only gives you a 3-band EQ, but adds a Garret Null notch filter, phase inversion and a full chromatic tuner.

The Alvarez Artist Series AC65HCE Classical Hybrid Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a member of the Alvarez Artist '60 Series. Alvarez was careful to get the construction just right to allow this series to sing, and deliver a player experience that's exceptional for a mid price instrument.

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 doesn't 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. The 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.

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.

The solid 'A' grade cedar tops are hand selected from quarter-sawn wood. This ensures consistent quality, and its no secret better guitars are made from better wood. These tops not only look great but they are stiff and strong and finely grained. This allows them to be cut just that tiny bit thinner, which lets them dance a little more and produce a lot more vibration, and ultimately a richer tone.

All of the components are made of natural materials such as mother of pearl and abalone inlays, real bone saddles and nuts and rosewood appointments.

Case sold separately.

Features

  • Classical, Hybrid Acoustic Electric Guitar (Nylon Strings)
  • Hand-selected, solid cedar top
  • Hand-sanded, scalloped bracing
  • 48mm nut, thinner neck, joined at 14th
  • Steel string style, arched fingerboard
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Traditional Spanish heel neck joint
  • L.R. Baggs StagePro preamp/pickup system with tuner
  • Rosewood binding
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Premium, high gloss finish
  • Real bone nut and saddle
  • Wood mosaic and mother-of-pearl inlays
  • Premium tuners
  • Savarez strings
  • Case sold separately
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