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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...Read More

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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 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stays in tune (15)
  • Fun to play (14)
  • Good audio (14)
  • Good feel (14)
  • Consistent (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Jamming (9)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Novice (3)

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5.0

Great Guitar, Great Price, Great Customer Service

By Hoss

from Salem, VA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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 play in a small bluegrass band, and we play mostly bluegrass gospel. This is a great guitar, and I was pleasantly surprised that it plays as good as (sometimes better) than my Martin.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Buy it! you won't be sorry

    By larry

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    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.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    good value

    By C0j0d0

    from Dallas, tx

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        good quality & value

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Alvarez Quality

        By John

        from Tuscaloosa

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        Guitar is beautiful and well equipped. Tuners hold up very well and it stays in tune better than I expected. Only problem is a bit of fret buzzing on the low e string at about the 6th fret and lower. It's at my local shop getting a full setup to correct that and hopefully will eliminate that. Great guitar for a beginner or intermediate player that doesn't need the cutaway model.

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        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very impressed

        By mgc888blue

        from Northern Ca.

        About Me Experienced

        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 .

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Best Buy!

          By onecuwldood

          from Southern, Ky

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          Verified Reviewer

          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.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            excellent value guitar

            By Omenson

            from Mississippi

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great guitar for the money

              By mcd

              from N.C.

              About Me Experienced

              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.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                excellent guitar for the priceI great tone clarity

                By guitar newbe

                from ri

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  Has very good feel and playability for big hands like mine

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                  (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best buy ever!!!

                  By Ted123

                  from Leominster,MA

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                  Ask me a question

                  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.

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