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Alvarez AD60-12CE Artist Series Guitar

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Description

Artist Dreadnoughts are powerful and responsive. This 12-string model really sings and is fitted with the fantastic LR Baggs Element pick up and StagePro EQ for optimal live performance. After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of our culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Our tone woods are carefully cured; our components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques we use are continually researched and developed, and our 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. We believe our multi award winning Artist Series is one of the finest solid top guitar lines in the world today and demonstrates our commitment to design. Thank you for choosing Alvarez.

Dreadnoughts are powerful and wonderful guitars to play. Great quality tone from bass to sparkle and in everything in between. This one being mahogany delivers strong mids and a warm, articulate sound with high-end cosmetics.

 

The LR Baggs StagePro Element is a side-mounted preamp/EQ that offers battery access and a full chromatic tuner that is hidden beneath the control panel to maintain a clean, classy look. The three band EQ with phase inversion and Garrett Null notch filter controls deliver warm, pristine sound even under the most challenging conditions.

 

Artist Series is now “The Award Winning Artist Series” – winning competitions and receiving rave reviews in the States, Europe and around the world. It’s a truly designed line of guitars that stands tall and sounds sweet in the solid top guitar market.

 

Hand selected solid tops; forward shifted scalloped bracing, awesome tone and player experience

 

 

 

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 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 really release 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 a tone and player experience, rarely found in affordable instruments. These components include our FST2M bracing system, bi-level bridge, real bone nut and great quality tone woods.

 

FSTM is a forward shifted X brace design. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are scalloped. Moving the system forward allows for a larger soundboard, which is optimized with a solid maple bridge plate for both strength and energy.

 

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. Dig in and they shout right back at you, treat them gently and they whisper and respond instantly to the lightest strum or pick.

 

The solid ‘A’ grade Sitka spruce and cedar tops are hand selected from quarter-sawn wood. This ensures consistent quality, and its no secret better guitars are made from better wood. Our tops not only look great but they are stiff and strong and finely grained.

 

New Artist Series guitars look stunning and come in a huge variety of shapes, colors and wood choices from standard OM and Dreadnought models to more specialist instruments such as Baritone and Parlor. Each shape is also available in a left-handed version.

 

Key features

Series Alvarez Artist

 

Top Wood : Solid A+ Sitka Spruce

Back & Sides; Wood Mahogany

Shape : Dreadnought w/ Cutaway

Neck : Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish

Bracing System : FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X

Bridge : Bi-Level Rosewood

Fingerboard : Rosewood

Headstock Plate : Rosewood

Nut & Saddle : Real Bone

Tuner : Premium Die Cast

Binding : Ivory ABS

Strings : D'Addario EXP

 

Dimensions

Overall Length (mm) : 1084

Body Width (mm) : 395

Body Depth at Heel (mm) : 100

Body Depth at Base (mm) : 124

Scale (mm) : 648

Scale (inches); 25 1/2"

Number of frets : 21

Nut Width (mm) : 48

Nut Width (inches) : 1 7/8"

 

Product materials

Top : Solid A+ Sitka Spruce

Top Finish : Natural/Gloss

Back & Sides : Mahogany

 

Additional details

Neck Joint : Dovetail

Neck meets body : 14th Fret

Pickup / EQ : LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up

Shipping & Return Policy

FREE SHIPPING

Free Standard Shipping on orders over $35. Most items qualify for free standard shipping within the contiguous USA. Our standard shipping is via UPS ground. Standard shipping times are between 1 to 7 business days. Upgraded expedited shipping via UPS is available upon request at a small extra cost to the customer.

In-stock domestic shipments are usually shipped the same day of order.

United States

We ship nationwide across the contiguous (lower 48) states.

All orders shipped to Hawaii, Alaska and International are charged at Standard air and international shipping rates.

Delivery redirection

In our efforts to protect our customers and the wider public from fraudulent behavior, Photo Savings has agreements with our third party carriers that no packages will be redirected to any addresses not designated at the time of sale unless such re-designation is done through our customer service & fraud department. If you do need to have your delivery re-directed or rescheduled please contact us.

 

30-DAY HASSLE FREE RETURN POLICY

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For any reason whatsoever, if you aren't 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return it within 30 days of purchase. No questions asked!

 

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