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Alvarez AGW77AR Artist Elite Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar
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The AGW77AR Artist Elite is a beautifully developed Grand Auditorium acoustic guitar that overachieves in terms of both tone and looks. The gloss Sha...Click To Read More About This Product
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All-black walnut construction with comfortable bevel armrest and cool Shadowburst gloss finish.
The AGW77AR Artist Elite is a beautifully developed Grand Auditorium acoustic guitar that overachieves in terms of both tone and looks. The gloss Shadowburst finish on the walnut creates a rich aesthetic which is perfectly framed by the flame maple binding. Tonally, the AGW77AR Artist Elite Grand Auditorium acoustic guitar has a real-time response and great clarity, separation and balance, and would suit most styles of music. It also offers added functionality and comfort with its slim-style bevel armrest.
Master luthiers around the world have been crafting bevel-edged armrest guitars for many years. The feature not only makes the guitar more comfortable to play, but also allows the maker to demonstrate their skill and craftsmanship in producing beautiful instruments.
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 of its components, and for them to work together to produce balance, lively projection and great response. These components include bracing architecture that is specifically designed for each body shape or tonal requirement. Alvarez's bi-level bridge is designed to heighten string tension and improve sustain and response. Real bone nut and saddle, premium tonewoods and a specially crafted attenuated finish all further the quality of construction and positively impact the performance of the instrument.
- Maple slim-style bevel armrest
- ATR wood curing
- Shadowburst gloss finish
- Paua abalone and mother-of-pearl inlays
- Flame maple binding
- D'Addario EXP16 strings
- PPS bridge pins
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- Body type: Grand Auditorium
- Cutaway: No
- Top wood: Solid select black walnut
- Back and sides: Black walnut
- Bracing pattern: Not specified
- Body finish: Gloss
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Not specified
- Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
- Fingerboard: Pau ferro
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Scale length: info not available
- Number of frets: 21
- Neck finish: Semi-gloss
- Pickup/preamp: No
- Headstock overlay: Pau ferro
- Tuning machines: Premium chrome die-cast
- Bridge: Pau ferro/Indian laurel
- 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
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions (Opens in new window) for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.