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Alvarez Artist Series AD60-12 Dreadnought Twelve String Acoustic Guitar  Natural 

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An affordable 12-string with a hand-selected solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and powerful tone.

The Alvarez Artist Series AD60-12 Dreadnought Twelve String Acoustic Guitar model is the 12-string version of the best-selling AD60 and sounds incredible. The AD60-12 is a member of the Alvarez Artist '60 Series. Alvarez was careful to get the construction just right to allow this series to sing, and deliver a player experience that's exceptional for a mid price instrument.

The term "solid top" of course 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 doesn't 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. The 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.

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.

The solid ˜A' grade Sitka spruce 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. This allows them to be cut just that tiny bit thinner, which lets them dance a little more and produce a lot more vibration, and ultimately a richer tone.

All of the components are made of natural materials such as mother of pearl and abalone inlays, real bone saddles and nuts and rosewood appointments.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • 12 String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
  • Hand selected, ˜A' grade, solid Sitka spruce top
  • Hand sanded, scalloped bracing
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Alvarez bi-level rosewood bridge
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Premium, high gloss finish
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Real bone nut and saddle
  • Paua abalone and mother of pearl inlays
  • Premium die cast chrome tuners
  • ABS binding
  • D'Addario EXP's
  • Case sold separately.

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AlvarezArtist Series AD60-12 Dreadnought Twelve String Acoustic Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (9)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Stays in tune (6)
  • Consistent (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simply Amazing for the Price

This is the best twelve string I have ever played for under five hundred.. It's Contruction is perfect, the sound is phenomenal, the action is good. Just an overall great buy. This...Read complete review

This is the best twelve string I have ever played for under five hundred.. It's Contruction is perfect, the sound is phenomenal, the action is good. Just an overall great buy. This Alvarez trumps other twelve strings in the price range. This Is a must have for your collection.

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Artist Series AD60-12 Dreadnought Twelve

I am extremely surprised by what I recieved for all the usual expected reasons, reveiws, reputation, research.

The first one sent was poorly finished, --I didn't say constructed, or...Read complete review

I am extremely surprised by what I recieved for all the usual expected reasons, reveiws, reputation, research.

The first one sent was poorly finished, --I didn't say constructed, or comment specific player issues, simply poorly applied finish; --would otherwise have kept it.

The replacement arrived, looking as expected, -- went to Tune it and 4, FOUR, Strings popped, at the pegs.

Closer looked showed that corrosion that appears when sits for a long time in a questionable environment.

Moreimportantly, the String Alignment (didn't say Neck), favored the Bass side by obvious visual margin. If one put a Centering Ruler on it I would guess 2mm - 1/8th in. It appeared as though the Nut was incorrectly cut, and would assume the Bridge in Saddle may not have been centered.

The first unit was perfectly intonated up or down the neck and without adjusting tuning to Chord in tune. The second Unit was impossible to Chord in tune.

Moreover, since all the Strings that remained had 1, ONE, string wrap on the Tuning Peg (saving on String?), I will assume was constantly miro-slipping as played. (I did open a new pack and sacrafice my own strings to replace the broken four to give it a chance. I draw the line at reconditioning a New, Major brand like Alvarex... wow, dissapointed in this gift to myself.

Additionally, as per the Color change on the Binding at neck joint to top, to me, it appeared as if the neck may have been (regardless of Factory done), --reset. Really... re-do it or, destroy it if not cost affective to "re-do".

Since not an entry unit, their Artist Series, regardless of Price, I just don't get it.

I may try a third replacment. However, fear a "batch" issue (?). It did not say "B" stock and did not think they Sold B-stock under their brand regardless of Country of Origin (not USA) in this instance.

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4.0

I would buy this guitar again!

By Dennis E.

from Hornell, NY

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to play.
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Great guitar for the cost
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60-12 Dreadnought Twelve String Acoustic Guitar:

    This guitar fits the bill for any use. It is easy to play, so playing a couple hours doesn't tire my hands out like other twelve strings I have played. The sound projects nicely, so miking it would not be a problem.

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    5.0

    Beautiful Guitar in both sound and looks.

    By SS

    from North Dakota

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Price
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60-12 Dreadnought Twelve String Acoustic Guitar:

        Another great deal from Musician's Friend. Keep up the good work. You guys & gals rock!!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Alvarez AD60-12 12 string acoustic guitar

        By Steve

        from Painesville,Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60-12 Dreadnought Twelve String Acoustic Guitar:

          I've had an Alvarez 6 string for over 40 years. With a little fret work and turners it still sounds and plays great. This AD60-12 Feels much the same way. It was a factory refurbished guitar but plays like a new one. It sound rich and the action is low enough to play easy without fret buzz even when strumming hard. Hopefully it will still sound as good as my old Alveraz when it's 40 years old.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Glad I pulled the trigger!

          By Pastor Steve

          from Nebraska

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60-12 Dreadnought Twelve String Acoustic Guitar:

            Had been looking for a 12 string when this came up on MF SDOTD. Figured it was a no-brainer, even if it wasn't a truly excellent guitar. It IS an excellent guitar. I have owned three other 12 strings, some priced much higher. This one is the best. I ordered it one day before noon and it was delivered a full state away at 10:45 the next day. Great guitar, stellar service. What more could I ask for?

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            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Artist Series AD60-12 Dreadnought Twelve

            By PiscMusician

            from Piscataway, NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • Flat Sound
            • Not Consistent
            • Poor Construction
            • Requires Constant Tuning

            Best Uses

            • None Until Get One As Rev

            Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60-12 Dreadnought Twelve String Acoustic Guitar:

            I am extremely surprised by what I recieved for all the usual expected reasons, reveiws, reputation, research.

            The first one sent was poorly finished, --I didn't say constructed, or comment specific player issues, simply poorly applied finish; --would otherwise have kept it.

            The replacement arrived, looking as expected, -- went to Tune it and 4, FOUR, Strings popped, at the pegs.

            Closer looked showed that corrosion that appears when sits for a long time in a questionable environment.

            Moreimportantly, the String Alignment (didn't say Neck), favored the Bass side by obvious visual margin. If one put a Centering Ruler on it I would guess 2mm - 1/8th in. It appeared as though the Nut was incorrectly cut, and would assume the Bridge in Saddle may not have been centered.

            The first unit was perfectly intonated up or down the neck and without adjusting tuning to Chord in tune. The second Unit was impossible to Chord in tune.

            Moreover, since all the Strings that remained had 1, ONE, string wrap on the Tuning Peg (saving on String?), I will assume was constantly miro-slipping as played. (I did open a new pack and sacrafice my own strings to replace the broken four to give it a chance. I draw the line at reconditioning a New, Major brand like Alvarex... wow, dissapointed in this gift to myself.

            Additionally, as per the Color change on the Binding at neck joint to top, to me, it appeared as if the neck may have been (regardless of Factory done), --reset. Really... re-do it or, destroy it if not cost affective to "re-do".

            Since not an entry unit, their Artist Series, regardless of Price, I just don't get it.

            I may try a third replacment. However, fear a "batch" issue (?). It did not say "B" stock and did not think they Sold B-stock under their brand regardless of Country of Origin (not USA) in this instance.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great buy

            By cpete

            from indiana

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • I Bought This For A Frien

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60-12 Dreadnought Twelve String Acoustic Guitar:

                I bought this for a friend. He loves it & comments about it often. The sound & beauty of it. Glad
                I purchased it.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome 12 string

                By Sonny

                from Frankfort, In

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60-12 Dreadnought Twelve String Acoustic Guitar:

                  This is the best 12 string at any price. Ive been playing for over 30 years and the sound of this guitar is incredible.It plays like a dream. enjoy !!

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                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  beautiful, frets nice, sounds great

                  By headhunter

                  from galion, ohio

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful Mahogany
                  • Binding Is First Class
                  • Consistent
                  • Finish Is First Class
                  • Frets Very Easily
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Great Wood Grain In Top
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                  • Should Include A Gig Bag
                  • Tuners Could Be Upgraded

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Will Impress Your Friends

                  Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60-12 Dreadnought Twelve String Acoustic Guitar:

                  I looked at some music stores and online and got the best price from musicians friend. this is a high quality guitar for the price. the finish is great. it plays easily, stays in tune, great sustain, very good sound.

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Alvarez AD60-12 - a guitar that sings

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                  By ComicVent

                  from Germantown, MD

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60-12 Dreadnought Twelve String Acoustic Guitar:

                    This guitar has an amazing booming sound and the solid top makes this guitar sing

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                    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Simply Amazing for the Price

                    By Fenderez

                    from Bowling Green KY

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Amazing sound
                    • Built Solid
                    • Consistent
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Great Value
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Stays In Tune

                    Cons

                    • NONE

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practice
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60-12 Dreadnought Twelve String Acoustic Guitar:

                    This is the best twelve string I have ever played for under five hundred.. It's Contruction is perfect, the sound is phenomenal, the action is good. Just an overall great buy. This Alvarez trumps other twelve strings in the price range. This Is a must have for your collection.

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