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Alvarez Artist Series AR610CEAR Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Shadow Burst

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1500000044880   POS #:113161608
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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 player...  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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Price: CAD 694.1
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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, Alvarez Artist Series now offers superbly designed armrest models. The AG610CEAR delivers the great tone Artist Series is known for while exhibiting their ability to produce beautiful, affordable guitars. This model goes the extra mile with Alvarez’s flawless Shadowburst finish.

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. 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.

Artist Series
Alvarez believes their multi-award-winning Artist Series is one of the finest solid top guitar lines in the world today and demonstrates our 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.

All Alvarez Artist Series 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 bridges increase string tension by making the break angle of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to the guitar's sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.

FST2 Bracing System
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 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 Alvarez's 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.

Features

Body				
Body type: Grand Auditorium
Cutaway: No
Top wood: A+ Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Mahogany
Bracing pattern: FST2 - Forward Shifted Scalloped
Body finish: High Gloss Shadowburst
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: Info not available
Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 25.5 in.
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Semi-gloss
Electronics
Pickup/preamp: Yes
Brand: B-Band
Configuration: Sidemounted preamp
Preamp EQ: 3-band
Feedback filter: No
Tuner: Yes
Other
Headstock overlay: Rosewood
Tuning machines: Premium Chrome
Bridge: Rosewood
Saddle & nut: Real Bone
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Rosette and Trim
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: China
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AlvarezArtist Series AR610CEAR Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (3)

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Value Guitar

By Chad the Novice

from Lewisville, TX

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AR610CEAR Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I am a beginner player. I wanted something that would make me motivated to learn and that was rewarding when I nailed a chord, but I also wanted to not spend the moolah for the premium all solid wood acoustics... yet. Anyway, my wife, the more musically inclined half, played a few guitars that I was curious about. When we saw this gem in the corner, I was kind of blown away by how beautiful a guitar this was at that price point. And as soon as she hit the first note, I was sold. Great overall tone. Very comfortable to play. This is definitely a guitar that you can grow with as a player and I'm exceedingly pumped to continue to do just that.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this guitar

    By KG

    from Twin Cities, MN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AR610CEAR Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I get many positive comments about how great this guitar sounds. It also looks great. It is an excellent value, and sounds clearer, in my opinion, than similarly priced Martin guitars. I bought this guitar from a Guitar Center store about a month ago.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      INCREDIBLE guitar

      By BiancaSings

      from Saginaw, MI

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Beautifully crafted
      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AR610CEAR Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I got this guitar as an upgrade and it does not disappoint! It has such a rich and big sound and it is absolutely perfect for everything I use it for! I've been playing for almost 14 years and this has been the best guitar I've ever had and will be with me for a longggggg time!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is a great guitar for the price, i would buy it again

        By Bobby

        from undisclosed

        About Me Novice

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AR610CEAR Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          great sounds playing country, eagles and even playing rock and roll

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect

          By ShanDan

          from AR

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AR610CEAR Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Exactly what we were looking for. Great feel and sound and beautiful!

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