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Alvarez Artist Series 66 OM/Folk All Mahogany Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Alvarez's '66 models are beautifully finished and have a deep glass-like shine. The vintage sunburst on the solid African mahogany brings out the gra...Click To Read More About This Product

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A gorgeous hybrid with B-BAND electronics and award-winning features.

Alvarez's '66 models are beautifully finished and have a deep glass-like shine. The vintage sunburst on the solid African mahogany brings out the grain to create a warm look to match its tone. Like all Artist Series guitars, the 66 OM/Folk Solid Top has a focused sound with strong mids, great for recording and live work. Rounding its tonewoods are mahogany back, sides, and neck, and rosewood bi-level bridge, fingerboard and headstock plate. Other appointments include a real bone nut and saddle, premium die-cast tuners, and ivory ABS binding, and SYS550 electronics.

B-BAND uses a patented undersaddle film which eliminates synthetic or processed sounds often heard with piezo or other styles of pickup. The result is a very true, acoustic sound. SYS550 also has an accurate, backlit chromatic digital tuner.

The award-winning Artist Series features hand-selected solid tops; forward shifted scalloped bracing, awesome tone and player experience. 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 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. This guitar feels right and is exciting to play and responsive. Dig in and it shouts right back at you. Treat it gently and it'll whisper and respond instantly to the lightest strum or pick.

FEATURES
Series: Alvarez Artist
Top wood: Solid African mahogany
Back and sides wood: Mahogany
Shape: Folk/OM
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
Overall Length: 1,015mm
Body Width: 390mm
Body Depth at Heel: 96mm
Body Depth at Base: 106mm
Scale: 630mm
Scale: 24-13/16"
Number of frets: 21
Nut Width: 44.45mm
Neck Joint: Dovetail
Neck meets body: 14th Fret
Pickup/EQ: SYS550
Top Finish: Sunburst/Gloss

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AlvarezArtist Series 66 OM/Folk All Mahogany Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
3.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

alvrarez artist series66 perfect craft manship

By guitar tony

from florida

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Pros

  • Rich Sound Stays In Tune

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Jamming Recording
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Alvarez Artist Series 66 OM/Folk All Mahogany Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

one of the best sounding guitars i have played.the action is perfect,the acoustics are beautiful with or without electric.highly recommended.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Disappointed AGAIN

By STUDIO-E

from West Virginia

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Pros

    Cons

    • fret buzz galore, eq and volume noisey

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Alvarez Artist Series 66 OM/Folk All Mahogany Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Comments about Alvarez Artist Series 66 OM/Folk All Mahogany Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    fret buzz galore, 11th fret area a nightmare, eq- troubles, noisy - when amped, returned first guitar, long time process till I received replacement, replacement same issues. If you give guitar decent volume = white noise and low volume on higher strings. low-end strings are very load, cannot hardly hear high B and E strings. I am now returning the second of this guitar.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Beautiful but disappointed

    By STUDIO-E

    from West Virginia

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      • fret buzz galore, eq- troubles, noisey,returned
      • Not Consistent

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        Comments about Alvarez Artist Series 66 OM/Folk All Mahogany Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        fret buzz galore, eq- troubles, noisy - when amped, returned first guitar, long time process till I received replacement, replacement same issues. If you give guitar decent volume = white noise and low volume on higher strings. low-end strings are very load, cannot hardly hear high B and E strings. Thinking of returning second guitar.

         
        5.0

        What a voice this beauty has....

        By STUDIO-E

        from West Virginia

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acoustic Concerts - plugged or unplugged
          • Jamming
          • Recording

          Comments about Alvarez Artist Series 66 OM/Folk All Mahogany Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Bought on sale....GREAT Price....but it took (3) shipments, returned the first (2) to get a good quality guitar..... but the one I have now is such a pleasure to play....... and the wood is beautiful.......

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