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Alvarez AJ418C Artist Cutaway Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar with System 600 Mk II
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The Alvarez AJ418C Artist Cutaway Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a solid spruce top and beautiful spalted maple back and sides for bright tone an...Click To Read More About This Product
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A jumbo cutaway with a big sound that is stage ready.
The Alvarez AJ418C Artist Cutaway Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a solid spruce top and beautiful spalted maple back and sides for bright tone and powerful projection. The bound rosewood fingerboard has a split 3-piece diamond inlay at the 12th fret. The bound headstock is topped with a rosewood veneer that highlights the Alvarez logo inlay. The AJ418C has a traditional mustache bridge made out of rosewood and a classic white pearl soundhole rosette.
The on-board System 600 Mk II preamp transparently reproduces the natural sound of the jumbo cutaway body. This versatile system features a master volume, 3-band EQ with a mid frequency shelf, notch filter, Aux level, piezo level, battery LED, and tuner.
Body Style: Cutaway Jumbo
Back: Spalted Maple
Sides: Spalted Maple
Top: Solid Spruce
Fingerboard Inlay: 3-Piece Alvarez 12th Fret
Body Binding: Multiple
Soundhole Rosette: White Pearl
Tuning Machines: Nickel Die-cast
Electronics: System 600MKII
Reviewed by 5 customers
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When I picked this thing up I figured it was going to be like any other guitar high brightness and treble to the guitar. The dealer said to me if you want a flatter sound go electric all acoustics are high sounding. I beg to differ with this guitar. I picked it up and finger picked some songs it sustained and it played bright. Then I moved to lower sounding stuff and it had great mids to lows. Most guitarists think highend is what a guitar is about. You want high end sound get a keyboardist or a singer. Guitarists should be in the mid tone area. High end guitar hurts my ears but this guitar is great. Hits the highs and lows like it was built for it.The action could be tweeked but I got mine on lay-away at a music store and plan on writing lots of songs with it.
Eventually this isnt an ordinary acoustic, I had played many acoustics like Taylor's of course, Gibson's, Martin's, and so on...Its like the most natural sound you will get out this acoustic, amazingly also when its plugged in its still has a nice sweet tone like most expensive guitars.Its not that expensive for a great quality acoustic here.Plus Im pretty much the lead/youngest guitarist in my church because my Youth Pastor moved and I learned alot from him from the past year, ALOT.So pretty I like the Alvarez and you will too.
I bought this guitar (or at least an older version of it) 6-7 years ago. It sounds great and is very easy to play in my opinion. For the money, I found this to be a great guitar, and continue to enjoy playing it.
This guitar was in my mind, because the jumbo body outs out excess volume, especially in the base range. Most acoustic electric guitars have this flat sound when it comes to equalisation(at least unplugged).This guitar sounds great plugged in and great unplugged. My only comlaint is that the action isn't that great and honestly, i'm not about to tell you that I know a thing or two about truss rods, but I don't know if it's fixable. It's not terribly bad, but not my preference.This guitar is overall a great buy. If you wanted this guitar to be an unplugged deal, I would suggest removing the preamp from the body(it's held together with little thumb screws, so no big deal)because it gives the guitar a much saught after full bodied sound and you can see all the cool stuff on the inside. Good guitar, great finish on back and sides(spalted maple,yum). Overall great for the money, wouldn't have wanted more.
Everyone else has already commented on the sound of the guitar. For a $600, it's awesome -- probably the best I've heard in the price range. It rivals some Taylor's and Guilds I've owned in the low $1000's too. What made me buy this guitar was the beautiful wood designs in the spalted maple back/sides. First you must understand, each piece of wood is different so yours will be unique. The guitar shop had three in stock and the others looked great but the one I bought stood out in the crowd. Wish I could post some pictures of it here! You won't be disappointed if you are looking for a great midrange guitar and an even better price.