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Alvarez Artist Series AF60CE Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

The Alvarez Artist Series AF60CE Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a really nice Folk/OOO shape, and packs a big punch for its size. It's suitable for all types of music and playing styles and this acoustic-electric version is fitted with the wonderful SYS550 blend system EQ with tuner. The AF60CE 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.

SYS650 dual pickup
The Alvarez SYS650 was designed by B-BAND and is a dual pickup system incorporating one under saddle pickup and a transducer pickup placed under the soundboard. Either pickup can be selected or one can blend between the two to fine tune the response for lead, finger-picking or rhythm work. The system also has a fully chromatic, precision tuner with backlit LCD screen, 3-bands of rotary EQ, and a notch control that can be used to attenuate feedback or to shape the sound.

Case sold separately.

An affordable guitar with a hand-selected solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and B-BAND electronics.

FEATURES
  • Folk Acoustic Electric Guitar
  • Hand-selected, A+ grade, solid Sitka spruce top
  • Hand-sanded, scalloped bracing
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • SYS550 Dual pickup, blend system EQ with tuner
  • 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

Enjoy for yourself this well-constructed and punchy folk guitar. Order today.

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AlvarezArtist Series AF60CE Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

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5.0

For the price- UNBEATABLE!

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from Greenville, TX

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AF60CE Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I am amazed that an instrument with this quality and playability can be sold at this price. This is a beautiful instrument- flawless finish, with excellent sound and the action was great right out of the box. I had been playing a Martin that cost 3 times as much and this one beat it by a long shot. Buy one! You won't regret it.

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    5.0

    I am well satisfied with my purchase, a bargain for the cost

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    from Scobey, Mt.

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AF60CE Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      For the cost a very well made instrument.

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      4.0

      Alvarez AF60CESB

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      from Proctor, West Virginia

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      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 AF60CE Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        It has a couple of very minor, to me, imperfections a couple of discoloration marks looks like sanding burn marks on neck where it attaches to the body and a slight chip on top of neck cover plate not very noticeable, otherwise i would have given it a five. I am seventy three years old so I use it most of the time around home, just having fun, playing for myself. My granddaughter plays. I will take to family get togethers for her to play. I bought this guitar just to have fun.

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        5.0

        Great guitar

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        from SLC Utah

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AF60CE Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            This is my second Alvarez acoustic/electric, and as much as I've enjoyed my other one, this one I like even more. The built in tuner and pickup is much nicer then my older Alvarez. I personally really like the thinner body on this guitar and don't feel it is sacrificing a nice rich sound. A few weeks in and I have nothing bad to say about this guitar. I've played much more expensive guitars that I feel are equal in both quality and sound, making this a real value for the money.

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            5.0

            great tone for very cheap!

            By 

            from desert

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AF60CE Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              impressed and happy

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Value

              By 

              from Tabernacle, NJ

              Pros

              • Nice Tone And Playability

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AF60CE Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  Nice guitar right out of the box, but a simple setup would be recommended to get it just right. For the money, you can't beat the tone (electric or acoustic) and feel, very playable. Well worth the investment!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Alveraz

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                  from Brooklyn ct

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                  Pros

                  • Plays Great

                  Cons

                  • Adjusted Neck A Little

                  Best Uses

                  • Any

                  Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AF60CE Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  Played good out of box made minor neck adjustment plays perfect now nice clean sound

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Guitar Fender

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                  from UCartersville Ga

                  Pros

                  • Sounds

                  Cons

                  • Set

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AF60CE Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    I consider my self as a pro player. This guitar will need am immediate setup. Other then that I will be playing it at a gig tonight. Fantastic for the money.

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                    (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    AF60CE

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                    from Florida USA

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                    Pros

                    • Tone

                    Cons

                    • Needs a lot of work

                    Best Uses

                    • Finger style

                    Comments about Alvarez Artist Series AF60CE Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    The voice matching of the solid top and laminate sides pays off. I've never heard a semi/laminated guitar sound this good. The projection from this OM size body is simply breath taking. You get the wonderful tight snap of the mahogany back and sides and the slightly bright to balanced projection of the Solid Sitka Spruce top. I've got guitars that are 5x this cost and arent nearly 5x better sounding. The electronics are pretty nice. The blending between the pickups is versatile. And the pickups themselves are functional.The snap of the strings when strummed tells me that the saddle and bridge are quality despite the non wood bindings. On the bad side... this guitar came to me in need of some serious work. Major fret buzz was remedied with some fret sanding and a neck adjustment. Only time will tell if the neck ages well and if the intonation will stay. BOTTOM LINE is the acoustic sound alone of this baby is worth twice the coin you're about to spend and the electronics are there to boot. Don't expect the guitar to come set from the factory as quality control in [*]is garbage, but you'll forget all that once she's set up properly and you hear that sweet tone

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