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Alvarez AF30CE Artist Series OM/Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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Alvarez created the AF30CE Artist Series OM/Folk acoustic-electric guitar to offer a high-quality folk/OM guitar with exceptional tone and value. The...Click To Read More About This Product
Excellent response with good balance and resonance at a price point that's hard to resist.
Alvarez created the AF30CE Artist Series OM/Folk acoustic-electric guitar to offer a high-quality folk/OM guitar with exceptional tone and value. The AF30CE is perfect for any player looking for an outstanding instrument that is well-balanced and reliable. Players of all styles and musical tastes in need of a great sounding and playable guitar, look no further. The sound is clear and balanced with an articulate voicing with a very musical tone.
Alvarez has also equipped the AF30CE with a great electronic system, their very own SYS250 (designed by B-Band) side-mounted preamp with a 3-band EQ, Presence and built-in tuner.
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.
- Open pore satin finish
- Bi-level engineered rosewood bridge
- Solid A Sitka spruce top with mahogany body
- Alvarez SYS250 electronics with 3-band EQ, Presence and tuner
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- Body type: Folk
- Cutaway: Single
- Top wood: Solid A Sitka spruce
- Back and sides: Mahogany
- Bracing pattern: FST2 - Forward shifted, scalloped
- Body finish: Satin
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Shalow V to C
- Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
- Fingerboard: Engineered rosewood
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Scale length: 24.8"
- Number of frets: 21
- Neck finish: Satin
- Pickup/preamp: Yes
- Brand: Alvarez
- Configuration: Sidemounted preamp
- Preamp EQ: 3-band plus Presence
- Feedback filter: No
- Tuner: Yes
- Headstock overlay: None
- Tuning machines: Chrome closed die-cast
- Bridge: Engineered rosewood
- Saddle and nut: Real bone
- Number of strings: 6
- Special features:
- Case: Sold separately
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: China
Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
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