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Alvarez AFH600CESHB OM/Folk Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The AFH600CESHB is an elegant, cosmetically rich OM with a responsive, open sound. The high-quality solid Sitka top helps produce a lively and wonder...Click To Read More About This Product
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Comfortable, all-around guitar with the visual appeal of a Shadowburst finish.
The AFH600CESHB is an elegant, cosmetically rich OM with a responsive, open sound. The high-quality solid Sitka top helps produce a lively and wonderfully balanced tone making this guitar a versatile all-rounder suitable for all styles of music. The Shadowburst finish on the 600 is stunning, carefully crafted to produce a mirror deep shine and sophisticated appearance. It is fitted with the SYS150 3-band EQ with notch filter and backlit digital tuner.
Case sold separately.
The Alvarez Difference
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. 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 resulting 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 their 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 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. For a more focused sound with fewer overtones, choose a mahogany top.
All of their tops are selected by Alzarez's 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, their bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angel of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to our sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.
- Body type: Folk
- Cutaway: Single
- Top wood: A+ Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back & sides: Mahogany
- Bracing pattern: FST2M - Forward Shifted Scalloped
- Body finish: High Gloss
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Round
- Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Scale length: 24.75 in.
- Number of frets: 21
- Neck finish: Semi-gloss
- Pickup/preamp: Yes
- Brand: B-Band
- Configuration: Sidemounted preamp
- Preamp EQ: 3-band
- Feedback filter: Notch
- Tuner: Yes
- Headstock overlay: Rosewood
- Tuning machines: Premium Chrome
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Saddle & nut: Real Bone
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Special features: None
- Case: Sold separately
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: China
Acoustic with cutaway, beautiful finish.