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Alvarez AP66 Parlor Acoustic Guitar

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The ˜66 models are beautifully finished and have a deep glass-like shine. The vintage sunburst on mahogany brings out the grain to create a warm look...Click To Read More About This Product

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Compact with a focused sound and strong mids, great for recording and live work.

The ˜66 models are beautifully finished and have a deep glass-like shine. The vintage sunburst on mahogany brings out the grain to create a warm look to match its tone. These mahogany top guitars have a focused sound with strong mids, great for recording and live work.

Alvarez's 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" 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 the FST2M bracing system, bi-level bridge, real bone nut and great quality tonewoods.

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. These tops not only look great but they are stiff and strong and finely grained.

FEATURES
  • Series: Alvarez Artist
  • Top Wood: Solid African Mahogany
  • Back and Sides: Wood Mahogany
  • Shape: Parlor
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Bracing System: FST2M - Forward-Shifted, Scalloped X
  • Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Headstock: Plate: Rosewood
  • Nut and Saddle: Real Bone
  • Tuner: Premium Die-Cast
  • Binding: Ivory ABS
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP
  • Case: Sold separately

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AlvarezAP66 Parlor Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good feel (3)

Cons

  • Not consistent (3)

Best Uses

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

1 3/4 nut width...

By The Heartbreaker

from Classified

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Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Not Consistent

Best Uses

  • Best Used As A Guitar

Comments about Alvarez AP66 Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

In my haste and excitement to write a good review for this guitar I left out one very relevant factor...This guitar has 1 3/4 nut spacing which is huge...there are many cool small body guitars, Taylor GS mini, little Martin etc which are just okay to me because I can't get around the smaller nut width...I don't have big hands but the smaller nut width is like trying to use your smart phone keypad like a conventional full scale key pad...it doesn't work well...my accolades go to Alvarez for not making a "cute little guitar" but a little guitar that functions well for an adult player not interested in looking like Ed Sheeran (little Martin) or Taylor Swift (baby Taylor) P.S. Martin and Taylor guitars I would buy your little baby guitars if you would offer a 1 3/4 nut width...

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

what a parlor should be...

By The Heartbreaker

from Classified

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Pros

  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • Not Consistent

Best Uses

  • Grab And Run Out Backdoor
  • Small Venues
  • When Being Chased

Comments about Alvarez AP66 Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

If this guitar didn't sound so friggin good I probably would have returned it...but in this price range and the great deal Musicians Friend gave me <<<gratuitous butt smooching, I will not. The finish had small runs on the neck that I sanded down and the bracing has some kind of weird looking "black mold?" on it. As I said this guitar sounds great! On Alvarez's website they say the guitar is the sum of its parts and how they all work in conjunction with one another, like a good band. Well they have figured this out on this guitar, it has a deeper body and scalloped bracing with a mahogany top all working in conjunction to produce one sweet sound...go play one, especially after its been played a while and had a chance to open up...this little thing definitely punches above its weight class. It's what a good little blues box should be...relatively cheap...great sounding...and super light weight if you ever find yourself running out the backdoor at the end of a barrel with someone shouting obscenities at you...

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar for the Money

By bhamels

from Anchorage, AK

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Not Consistent

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Alvarez AP66 Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

I love this guitar and am happy with my purchase. This little parlor guitar plays as easy as Sunday morning (i.e. assuming you were not out playing and partying all night on Saturday).

This was my first guitar I have purchased without playing first. I am pretty picky when it comes to guitars. I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome of this purchase.

The only criticism I have is the finish on the interior edge of the sound hole and one side of the neck joint is not consistent. But the rest of the finish is stunningly beautiful. In my opinion, I don't think you are going to find a better playing, looking, sounding, and priced parlor guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's a good one.

By Micky D

from Port Angeles, WA

About Me Novice

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Alvarez AP66 Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

    I got my Alvarez AP66 largely for its ease of play, for practicing and learning new stuff. It's perfect for this and plus it has a sweat sound. I will never give it up.

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