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This Alvarez Artist Series AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is a best-selling dreadnought and a truly exciting instrument to play. The AD60 is a memb...Click To Read More About This Product

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

This Alvarez Artist Series AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is a best-selling dreadnought and a truly exciting instrument to play. The AD60 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 quartersawn 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
  • 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 EXPs
  • Case sold separately

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AlvarezArtist Series AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stays in tune (17)
  • Fun to play (16)
  • Good audio (16)
  • Good feel (15)
  • Consistent (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Jamming (11)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Novice (4)

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid sounding guitar! Fantastic value!

By Zackd1691

from OREGON

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Didn't Like The Strings

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I bought this about three weeks ago and can't put it down! This instrument has a robust sound for the price and is remarkably easy to play. I replaced the standard d'Addario strings with EXP16's to make it more playable. That may be a personal preference. Low action means you will need to use a lighter gauge string to prevent buzzing.

This feels very solid and high quality and produces a really warm rich tone. Couldn't ask for much more from a budget guitar.

Very satisfied with my purchase! Thanks!

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best buy ever!!!

By Ted123

from Leominster,MA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    This guitar is simply amazing!!The combo of mahogany and sitka spruce sounds heavenly. This things stays in tune like a champ. Best feeling guitar I've ever played as well. Much rather have this than a Martin D18 for sure. I can't wait to get a nice vintage Alvarez next. Alvarez customer for life here.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very impressed

    By mgc888blue

    from Northern Ca.

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I needed a kick around guitar.Something I can take and play anywhere.Far exceeding my expectations this guitar sounds great, plays great, looks great. I play a Martin HD28 which I baby way to much. The Artist Series AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is now my daily practice, jam axe. Action was great out of the box folks...........Sweet .

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Best Buy!

      By onecuwldood

      from Southern, Ky

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        I had a tobacco sunburst Alvarez in the late 70's, early 80's as my first guitar. Have missed it for years since I sold it in 1988. My wife got me this for Christmas, I love it, feels great, plays smooth, sound is full and very pleasing! The wood all around is beautiful. Did not need any setup at all out of the box. The only other guitar I have that I can say that about is a $4k Gibson LP! Well worth the money, do not hesitate if you are thinking about this one.

        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Top Notch at any price

        By ThommyBoy

        from Coastal North Carolina

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          Great playing and sounding guitar for very litttle money. The sitka spruce top and bone saddle and nut make for a full articulate sound.

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great guitar for the money

          By mcd

          from N.C.

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            I recently purchased the sunburst. It has one of the nicest finishes I've seen on a guitar. It stays in tune very well. It has a good sound and was set up perfectly. I like the 3/4" nut as I have bigger hands. I would recommend this guitar to anyone. One of the best at this price point.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Buy it! you won't be sorry

            By larry

            from undisclosed

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            Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            30 year guitar veteran (Bluegrass and country) I never thought i'd buy a guitar, without playing it first, but I couldn't find one I liked locally, and thought hey it's musicians friend. I can easily return it.
            Man was i surprised! I ordered it on Monday and got it on Friday. (and that was regular post) After a quick tune and about 3 chords I knew i wasn't going to return this guitar. it has a great ring, nice lows and highs, and nice factory setup. there was a slight buzz on the 3rd fret that worried me me a bit, but as soon as i put the new Martin Tony Rice medium bluegrass strings on, (buzz gone) the guitar really came alive. This is probably the BEST sounding Guitar I've ever had. It's comparable to my old martin d-18 sound wise, but blows it away in volume. It's a very light guitar, almost like a mahogany. The finish is perfect and it looks great. I really think that at this price, you can't beat this guitar.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great deal on a decent guitar.

            By Mike

            from Florida

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                I bought the black restock. I couldnt pass up the price drop even though I was skeptical. The guitar looks flawless. Like a new guitar as far as I can tell. The action was low and it played real nice but had some buzz. Had to have the action raised to get rid of the buzz so it doesnt play quite as easy now but overall a great sound at a cheap price.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Wow what a buy on this restock!

                By J Reid

                from Muscle Shoals, Al

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Exceptional Sound Quality
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Great Looks Packaged New
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                The term restock has scared me in the past. Not now. The price was great. I am a songwriter and it records terrific.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                excellent value guitar

                By Customer 24_25

                from North Mississippi

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  I wanted a quasi-decent acoustic and this more than fit the bill! Very playable.stays in tune,no buzzing of frets,sweet balanced tone.Mine came with fairly heavy strings,going to try it out with light gauges and see what I have then. I bought the open box,had a small piece of binding on the back chipped off,nothing to affect it or anything I care about. Would buy this again in a second

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