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Alvarez AD60CK Artist Series Dao Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway

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The Alvarez Artist Series AD60CK Dreadnought features a figured dao back, sides, and top. Fully bound, white pearl rosette, nickel die-cast tuners, a...Click To Read More About This Product

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The unique look of dao wood and signature Alvarez tone.

The Alvarez Artist Series AD60CK Dreadnought features a figured dao back, sides, and top. Fully bound, white pearl rosette, nickel die-cast tuners, and rosewood fretboard. System 600T MK II electronics ensure plugged-in tone that's as lush as the instrument's natural sound.

FEATURES
  • Figured dao back, sides, and top
  • Dreadnought body
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Fully bound
  • White pearl rosette
  • Nickel die-cast tuners
  • System 600T MK II electronics
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5.0

(based on 23 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

--<NICE>--

By Skagdog

from North Pole, AK

Great electronics, great tone, holds tune perfectly. Unmatched quality and most unique look for the money. I've had mine for nearly 6 years and the action is still great, the sound is still great and people still ask if I just got a new guitar....

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Alvarez AD60CK

By Raphie

from Canada

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I bought this guitar a little over a year ago for my niece who plays electric and banjo also. It?s a Beautiful guitar in all respects, visual and aural. Well worth the money spent. Have added the Alvarez ACM50 condenser microphone to the guitar, it clips onto a brace inside, and can be mixed together (or used separately) with the pies pickup of the Alvarez System 600T Mk II electronics, for a more open sound. But, the sound of the guitar is very good without the condenser mic.Great guitar overall

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AD60CK

By Nick-q7MyP

from Bloomington, IN

This guitar is probably the best sounding guitar you can buy in this price range. The Dao front, back and sides also looks beautiful. Pictures just can't do it justice. The tone is slightly darker than many other guitars, yet warm. It projected very nicely when not plugged in. The electronics used with this guitar are the same of that used for the upper Yairi line, and they sound remarkable when plugged in. I have actually compared this guitar side by side with Martin guitars in the same price range. The AD60CK, though slightly different in tone, puts the Martins to shame. You need to spend almost twice the money on a Martin to get a similar quality sound. Overall, the quality and sound of this guitar is absolutely amazing for the price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love This Thing!

By Karl Withaklay

from St. George, Utah

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Just picked this baby up at a local music store. LOVE IT! It has a really nice deep acoustic sound unplugged and a decent sound plugged in. The preamp has a feature on it that allows a certain condenser mic to plug into the preamp. In the near future, I plan to purchase the Alvarez ACM50 Condenser Microphone to clip inside on the bracing in the sound-hole. With that, I can COMBINE the sound from the mic AND the under the saddle pickup. Then it will be perfect. HIGHLY RECCOMENDED! Peace.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really Nice. Recommended

By Josphat10101

from PA

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I picked this up at a store about 3 weeks ago. I have played one exactly the same that my friend owns, and I just had to get one. I feel like I'm playing a $1000 guitar every time I pick it up. I really recommend it to anyone who wants a cheap acoustic-electric for 10,000% quality.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar

By jesusfreak558

from Ohio

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I do not own this guitar, but a worship band i used to be in i used this guitar all the time. For starters this guitar is just great. It feels great, sounds great, and def. looks great. I think this guitar fits anybody who loves to sing and play guitar, or just play. Im getting this guitar soon i recommend you do the same.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

better than I thought

By RanRod

from Iowa

the AD60ck is a great guitar for the money. I've owned a Martin D-18 for 33 years and this plays and feels much the same. For the money I don't know if you can find a better guitar out there. Smooth and easy to play with a great pick-up (has a built in tuner too). I have played and owned similarly priced guitars and nothing else comes close. i would not hesitate to record with it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

She's a beaut!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Purchased it about a year ago. You won't find a better playing, sounding or looking guitar in it's price range. For that matter you may not find a better one at 3 times the price. Added the condenser mic and WOW, through the amp sound is so deep, sweet and full you just don't want to stop playing. Non-amp sound is great too and the playablity is right up there with the best as well. No one believes me when I tell the what I really paid for it, so let them think it was over a grand!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So Fine

By Babyshoes

from Baton Rouge, LA.

This was the first guitar I've ever bought. It was a big step for me since I just started playing guitar. I figured I'll play forever so... I might as well get an awesome guitar that will last a long time. Everything about it is everything I could imagine. I made love to it instantly.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Won't Need Another Guitar

By JohnnyPistols-rcE9Q

from Spartanburg, SC

I've had this guitar for several months now and I am still amazed by it. I've played this thing live and unplugged, and the sound filled the air like it was plugged into a Marshall half stack. I've also played Martins and this plays just as well as a Martin, if not better. For the money you can't beat it. It is truly a beautfiul guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Ive had this guitar for about 5 years and play on stage occasionally. It sounds great through the amp. My only complaint is the little annoyance that the pickup has gotten out of whack a few times, maybe 2 or 3 times in the 5 years, requiring me to take it to the shop for about a $10-$15 repair. It feels like a much more expensive guitar than it is. The sound really projects when not amped. The sound is very bright with light Elixers. Action is very good and strings stay in tune without a problem.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love at first sight

By MTBMXER

from Hamilton, MT

This was one of those guitars that I told myself I had to have from the moment I picked it up and played for just a bit. The sound quality and action are excellent. I bought it without even pluggting it in, but the electronics are great as well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing acoustic

By ewall09

from Canonsburg, PA

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I bought this guitar recently because a local dealer was a having a sale. I played a few other Alvarez's, but this one stuck out because of it's amazing sound. The piezo pickup sounds great in it, and the EQ is great. The tuner picks up the note pretty much instantaneous. It's definitely one of the better guitars I've played, and in my opinion it sounds better than most higher-end guitars (Martin, Gibson)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Is there any better?

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought this guitar about 6 months ago and I still have people asking me how much I payed for it because it is such an insanely good sounding high quality guitar it out plays all martins taylors and gibsons.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My number 1 guitar

By The brownwoodguitar guy

from Iowa

I was looking for an acoustic electric cutaway. I played on some Ovations, Gibsons, Washburns, and noticed a bit of fret buzz on one of them (can't remember which one). The manager said he hated when a customer found a buzzing fret he had missed. He asked if I'd ever consider an Alvarez. I told him no - I had an Alvarez 12 string some years back, and wouldn't want one now. He said, "Let me show you something." He brought out this beautiful doa wood baby, and I played it for a few minutes, and it was love at first sight. It was the manager's, but he was selling it to move up to a Yari. I bought it from him, and have been playing it ever since. The action is low, the tone is beautiful, warm and woodsy, and when it's plugged in it sounds like an acoustic guitar - it loses none of the depth of its acoustic tone. Believe it or not, with this guitar around, I rarely play my D18 anymore. If you're looking for something that sounds as good as it looks, this is the one for you.

 
5.0

Great Buy...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This guitar is a steal for the price. The electronics in this guitar are amazing. They truly produce a natural tone in any setting. The appearance is beautiful and the playability is great. The action of the strings is low and the resonance is great. I would recommend this guitar.

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar!

By Thedudewiththecoolguitar

from VA

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I played one of these guitars today, and it was amazing. The neck is nice and easy to play, and the finish is beautiful. Everything I played rang out loud and clear. There were people in the room playing Martin D16's and D28's, and this Alvarez hung with the big dogs just fine. I only gave it a 4.5 in features because more inlays would've been nice. The one it has is pretty, but some trapezoids would really set it off. Overall, it's a beautiful guitar with a beautiful sound, for a beautiful price. I would buy one in a heartbeat if I could afford it.

 
5.0

Best buy!

By Bill

from Pensacola Beach, FL

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Bouight this guitar 3 years ago to play out on the beach (at restaurants, etc.) The beach mist in the evenings was ruining the finish on my Martin. I can say the instrument took the load, performed beautifully, worked wonderfully, looked good, was a pleasure to play (easy, light action), and sounded very nice unplugged. All in all it is worth every penny. I still own it, although I also own 9 other guitars, mostly for use in the studio. Most often play a Taylor now, but so glad this guitar was around when I needed the "Best Buy" for the buck.

 
5.0

Awesome Axe

By Smalltownboy22

from New Mexico

I've been debating on whether or not to purchase this guitar, but now I could kick myself for waiting this long. I could've been enjoying this fine instrument a long time ago. The look of this guitar is sweet. The DOA wood with the gloss finish really makes for a unique appearance. The sound is incredible, not to much bass, but clear and full. I'm really impressed with the action as well which makes it easy to play. This six string gun is worthy of purchase. It's so hard to put it down.

 
5.0

This is a amazing guitar

By Mr.Zeppelin

from St.louis

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I got this guitar at a local music shop, and it is incredible, the system inside has a lot of features, it looks amazing in the sunlight, it sounds great when its plugged into the amp, and it just has a great feel to it, 5 stars.

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