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Alvarez ADS660CEDLX Artist Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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Alvarez's ADS660CE-DLX is a stunning dreadnought displaying their renowned high gloss, attenuated finish over a beautiful solid African mahogany top....Click To Read More About This Product
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Slim body and quality woods offer superb response, balance and comfort.
Alvarez's ADS660CE-DLX is a stunning dreadnought displaying their renowned high gloss, attenuated finish over a beautiful solid African mahogany top. The flawless gloss continues to the sides and back, giving this its “DLX” deluxe status, and the neck is a 50/50 semi-gloss making for a great feeling instrument that is smooth and easy to play. The length and width of the ADS660 body is Alvarez's standard dreadnought sizing, but its depth is shallower and more akin to their OM guitars. This gives the guitar's ADS body shape a really special character. It has nearly all the power of a dreadnought and super-quick response, and adds a little more balance and is really comfortable to play.
This ADS660CE-DLX has a sophisticated vibe due to the great quality top and all-around gloss finish. The slightly narrower body works great with the MST1 bracing design and solid mahogany body, so you get an instant response with clear and really lively projection. The guitar is fitted with the SYS100 soundhole console EQ and pickup.
Alvarez Artist Series
After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of Alvarez culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Their tonewoods are carefully cured; components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques used are continually researched and developed, and the tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, consistent and lively sound box.
This caring approach to development comes from one simple goal: To deliver the best guitars in the market at every price point, instruments that are truly amazing value and offer a fantastic player experience. Alvarez believes their multi-award-winning Artist Series is one of the finest solid top guitar lines in the world today and demonstrates their commitment to design.
The term “solid top” 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 does not 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 optimize the energy a solid soundboard can generate. 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 balance, lively projection and great response. These components include Alvarez'a FST2 bracing system, bi-level rosewood bridge, real bone nut and saddle, great quality tonewoods and thin finish. FST2 is a forward shifted X brace design, this means the axis of the X is closer to the soundhole and therefore creates a larger soundboard area allowing for more energy and vibration to be harnessed. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are carefully scalloped. The scalloping design was the result of years of continual development in our Yairi workshops. The Artist Series sound and personality is open and powerful. FST2 also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other.
Artist Series guitars feel right and are exciting to play; no matter if you are strumming hard or picking lightly, the guitar will do what you ask of it. All of Alvarez's tops are selected by their team and graded independently of their suppliers. If it isn't worthy, they won’t use it. Top quality improves as you move up the Artist Series models, but all are stiff and finely grained.
Along with a more angled headstock, the Alvarez bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angle of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to their sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.
Order this special guitar today and make it yours.
- Solid African mahogany top
- Mahogany back and sides
- SYS100 Soundhole Console EQ
- High-gloss natural finish
- MST1 scalloped bracing system
- Real bone nut and saddle
- Bi-level, polished engineered rosewood bridge (Catalpa)
- Engineered rosewood fingerboard (Catalpa) with 12th fret inlay
- Mahogany neck, 14th fret dovetail with semi-gloss finish
- Premium chrome tuners
- D’Addario EXP16 strings
- Nut width: 1-3/4” (44.45 mm)
- Scale length: 25.5” (648 mm)