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Alvarez AJ60S Artist Series Jumbo Acoustic Guitar  

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The Artist Series AJ60S Jumbo features maple back and sides, solid Engelmann spruce top, and a rosewood fretboard. Full binding, white pearl rosette,...Click To Read More About This Product

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Lush tone and gorgeous appointments at an entry-level price.

The Artist Series AJ60S Jumbo features maple back and sides, solid Engelmann spruce top, and a rosewood fretboard. Full binding, white pearl rosette, and nickel die-cast tuners add character and class.

FEATURES
  • Maple back and sides
  • Solid Engelmann spruce top
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Fully bound
  • White pearl rosette
  • Nickel die-cast tuners
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4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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5.0

AJ-60S - Great Guitar!

By DR

from Annapolis, MD

I just bought my Alvarez AJ-60S guitar. It is absolutely gorgeous. I have owned Taylors and Guilds but the sound of this guitar is perfect for my needs. Great bass and treble sound. The mids are scooped - which is what I have been looking for. The action is very low and the intonation is perfect. Someone who oned this guitar before I did loved it very much because he/she took the time and effort to put in brass pins and a Fishman pickup system and took very good care of the guitar. The guitar sounds great amped or unplugged. The case was well built and the price was excellent. No regrets here.

 
5.0

I've had mine for 11 years

By WesDay

from Birmingham, AL

Pros

  • Built tough
  • Great price
  • Looks good
  • Rich tones

Cons

  • Requires Eq

Best Uses

  • Good Beach Guitar
  • Live performance

This guitar has been through some abuse with me... it's been dropped, had beer spilled on it, been left in the car for weeks at a time, and yet a new pack of strings and a crank to straighten the neck every once in a while leaves it with a rich tone that people who've never seen it before can't help but compliment the sound it produces.

I would love to get a super nice high end guitar, but until I can afford it... this thing will get me by without just fine.

When I bought the guitar, I had a Fishman pickup installed. It doesn't have an EQ, so I carry a MXL 10-Channel EQ pedal with me to knock back the lows/mids when I'm performing live.

I highly recommend this product, ESPECIALLY at this amazing price that hasn't changed in 11 years.

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5.0

Something different

By Aleksandar

from undisclosed

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I just bought it, and this is my first jumbo. It definetly very different from the guitars I previosly owned.Construction: The guitar is very well made, the strings were set up just right, and the playability is exceptionall. All in all, it feels very solid. Sound: The guitar projects excellently, and it has plenty of volume. The sound is very nice and pleasant, but there is something about it that's, in my opinion, missing. As you may expect from a guitar made out of solid Englemann Srpuce and laminate Maple, the sound is very trebly. It's lacking bass, ecpecially when strummed. It's not that bad when it's fingerpicked. Funny thing is that, on my guitar, the lower G# seems to be THE note on which the guitar resonates and booms the most. Incidently, the notes right next to it, G and A, are also very bassy and boomy. That makes the open D and C chords sound ridiculosly empty and disbalanced in comparison to open G and A chords. But this is just the nature of "the beast" I have, I'm sure it won't be the case with every AJ60S. Conclusion: a well made guitar that will (if amplified) cut through the mix, a very nice fingepicking sound, but quite on the trebly and bright side.

 
4.0

Nice Guitar

By checko

from NW

In a weak moment I purchased this guitar. I had never wanted a jumbo, but you know...?. After neck and saddle adjustments I finally got the action dialed it. I am really learning to like this guitar. It appears to be a well made, solid top, bare bones guitar. For the money, it seems like a real deal.

 
5.0

Some Potential Here

By Musicman-tfAmH

from Western NY

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After reading the Reviewers I decided to order one fo these guitars. I presently have a Gibson J-50 Deluxe (1970), Guild 12 String JF3012 and D-55. This Alvarez was bought to put in the back seat of the car with a gig bad for occasional outings. I had to have it adjusted after arrival (it was a scratch and dent offer) and replace strings, ad I would say it is a bit above average and good deal for the price, but nowhere the sound of a J200 in my thinking.

 
5.0

great sound, great guitar

By persia

from Salt Lake City, UT

I bought my AJ60 a year ago, and I couldn't be happier with it. The build quality is excellent, its got great tone and can get as loud as you want it to. It also looks great, the finish is top notch and the fretboard looks awesome without dot markers obscuring the rosewood. Great value, great guitar.

 
5.0

Better than

By Hugh G. Rection

from Canton, OH / State College, PA

I have played Taylors, Gibsons...what many confuse to be "the best." This guitar has body in its sound like I have never heard before. The price could easily be hundreds more. I bought mine used and am never satisfied by any other acoustic.

 
5.0

Good guitar

By drummerboy3801

from Peoria, IL

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This guitar is an awesome guitar for the money. It's body style is great because it is smaller than a jumbo...it's more like a grand auditorium and it sounds great. The pickup very accurately reproduces the sound. This guitar has a nice bass response and nice warm tone. The action on this thing is nice and low and it looks beautiful. This guitar is awesome for the price and is well worth getting.

 
5.0

Amazing jumbo for the money

By DRBalladeer

from Bronx, NY

I got this guitar about 3 weeks ago. Let me just say that IN SOUND there is hardly any difference between this guitar and the guitar I always dreamed of getting - the Gibson SJ-200. This Alvarez sounds amazing LIVE and on recordings.

 
5.0

Very Nice Budget Acoustic

By Kreed632

from Conway, SC

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Usually you have to be very cautious about "economy" level acoustic guitars. The first thing to go when the price goes down is TONE!!! However, this jumbo has a very warm resonant sound, and appears to be constructed well. I have no idea how it will last for the long run, but for this price it's certainly worth a try.

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