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Alvarez Artist Series AC60SC Classical Acoustic-Electric Cutaway

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Sultry, sweet tone comes from a solid cedar top with mahogany back and sides. High-end System 600T MK II electronics provide notch filter, 3-band EQ,...Click To Read More About This Product

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Stageworthy electronics and performance-enhancing cutaway.

Sultry, sweet tone comes from a solid cedar top with mahogany back and sides. High-end System 600T MK II electronics provide notch filter, 3-band EQ, and aux in for a condenser mic (not included). The rosewood fretboard is precision-dressed for perfect intonation with low, easy action. Gold tuners, lustrous rosewood headcap, and multi-ply black binding are snazzy touches for the bright lights.

Solid cedar top
Mahogany back and sides
Rosewood fretboard and bridge
Rosewood headstock veneer
System 600T MK II electronics

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The Best Price and Performance

By Just Mike

from Idaho

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By far this is best when it comes to price and performance. I tried several classicals before finally settling on this one. There are better classical guitars out there, but for way more money. This guitar can compete with some guitars twice the cost. The pickup system is by far one of the best.


It is beautiful!!!

By someone123

from Mercedes, Tx.

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When i first picked it up, i feel in love with it. I play mariachi with this guitar, and let me tell you, it sounds amazing and feels great. I never plug it in to an amp because i play with a mariachi band, and amplification is not required, and it sounds beautiful. Defenetly recomend it for anyone who plays mariachi or classical guitar.


Love this guitar.......

By Terry-taLcX

from Kansas City

As a 45 year drummer, turned guitar player, I have been working my way through all the brands/types of guitars during the last five years. When I reached the point I wanted to try an electric, classical, acoustic, I shopped for about six months until I found this guitar.The top is wavy/lumpy but I'm not really that worried about cosmetics. I found that the overall apperance is really quite nice and the sound was rich and full. This guitar sounds great with or without a PA system and has inspired me to learn how to pick versus strum.This is a good deal.


Just An OK Guitar

By Huey

from Las Vegas, NV

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The EQ is second to none. Best system around. I tried it through both my Marshall accoustic amp & an ordinary PA input, and the thing puts out absolute quality tones. Good action. Decent sound live. The sides and back looks rich and expensive. The main Cedar Top surface looks lumpy and cheap. From the top, it looks as if it's a $100 guitar. Despite other excellent reviews, I find my own experience rather disappointing. The one that got delivered to my door did not quite measure up to other's comments. The gloss & darker color of this model appeared to hold scratches easily. By my experience, the guitar is ok.


Beautiful Sound quality

By Jacky

from CA

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I bought the this guitar from another dealer, and the guitar came with a USED stamp on the back of the neck, and there were a few minor blemishes on the body. Buy this product new, because I even though I saved 70 bucks, the blemishes on the guitar and the stamp ruin the guitar's look. This guitar has a really bright, loud sound, and I think the cutaway takes a bit away from the mellower side that the wood could produce. However, it's still an amazing guitar and for the amount of money you pay, it's just about right.


Great bang for the buck

By JackStrat-dy4fr

from Chicago, IL, USA

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I have owned this guitar for three years. It has a great balance of bass and treble. And the sustain, well, according to my accomplished instructor, it almost has too much sustain. The electronics are so-so but sound great through my Ultrasound acoustic amp.Playability is right there with any classical style nylon string guitar.


Alot of guitar for the money

By Clayph0to

from Wichita, KS

Do not expect a refined masterpiece with this guitar. However, there are no serious flaws with this guitar and alot of goodies you do not get from other's in the price range. I bought this as my first guitar to learn the basics. It has turned into a guitar I expect to enjoy a lifetime.First, the cons. All of these I view as either very minor or a matter of personal taste.1) The Pre-amp tuner is a bit weak on the A string. You can tune it just fine, but sometimes you have to hit the string two or three times to get the note to register.2) For my tastes, the finish on the cedar top is a bit TOO red/orange. It still looks nice, but a bit to strong for me. Also against the 14th fret, the top finish had a very small bubble during staining. It's still coated but leaves a "white spot". You notice it when you're playing it. Nobody in the audience will.3) I have only had two sets of strings on this guitar so far (D'addario Normal and Extra Hard). However, I get a faint but distinct tone from the B string when fretted at the lower frets that almost sounds like a faint harmonic. When playing a song it blends into the overall sound and cannot be noticed. I don't view it as a problem. But could be annoying to some.On the other hand, the backs and sides are beautiful. The laminate construction does kill some volume when compared to all solid bodies. Compared to other half laminate Classics I've played beside it is just as loud or louder than others. More importantly for me, the tone is very warm and mellow while retaining a full range. Overall tone has a small bias to the octave from open D to 2nd string D notes. The action is moderately light and smooth without any fretting issues. When testing the intonation with harmonics/fretting at the 12th fret, 3rd and 4th strings were nearly perfect. Rest of the strings were dead on. The cutaway allows an entirely unobstructed access to all frets.The pre-amp is extremely flexible and easy to use without much of a drain on the battery. Combined with the tone qualities of the guitar overall, this guitar through an acoustic amp sounds to me just as nice as other guitars costing hundreds of dollars more. The biggest surprises for me with the Amp is that it has both a piezo input and auxiliary input onboard. Giving you a great deal of flexibility on configuring your amplified sound setup. I wouldn't trade this pre-amp for anything.In short, incredible amp. Slightly muted but beautiful sound qualities. Very visually pleasing guitar, including gold tuners. The only guitarists I wouldn't recommend this guitar for consideration are those Classical players who need as much volume that can be squeezed from nylon strings and a classical body.

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