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Alvarez AJ80CE-12 12-String Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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Big, blonde and beautiful, the Artist Series AJ80CE-12 Jumbo is a powerhouse guitar and incredible value with a solid A+ Sitka spruce top, hand selec...Click To Read More About This Product

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Full, bright tone with the right electronics to capture it in live situations.

Big, blonde and beautiful, the Artist Series AJ80CE-12 Jumbo is a powerhouse guitar and incredible value with a solid A+ Sitka spruce top, hand selected from quarter sawn wood paired with a maple body for a brighter tonal blend.

As with all Artist Series models it's 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. These components include Alvarez's FST2M bracing system, bi-level bridge, real bone nut and great quality tonewoods.

FSTM is a forward shifted X brace design. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are scalloped. Moving the system forward allows for a larger soundboard, which is optimized with a solid maple bridge plate for both strength and energy.

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. Dig in and they shout right back at you, treat them gently and they whisper and respond instantly to the lightest strum or pick.

The AJ80CE-12 also comes equipped with an L.R. Baggs StagePro Element, a side-mounted preamp/EQ that offers battery access and a full chromatic tuner that is hidden beneath the control panel to maintain a clean, classy look. The three-band EQ with phase inversion and Garrett Null notch filter controls deliver warm, pristine sound even under the most challenging conditions.

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  • Body type: Jumbo
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Maple
  • Bracing pattern: Forward shifted pattern Scalloped X
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: Info not available
  • Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: L.R. Baggs
  • Configuration: Sidemounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ: 3-band
  • Feedback filter: Notch, Phase
  • Tuner: Yes
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Premium Die-Cast
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: PPS Synthetic Bone
  • Number of strings: 12-string
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

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Far exceeds expectations

By Docker

from Ashland, WI

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Comments about Alvarez AJ80CE-12 12-String Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I now have the 6 and 12-string versions, both 'open box.' The 'damage', is always overstated IMO-these are great instruments. It also appears that today's guitarists aren't aware or capable of adjusting or setting up their instruments, Perhaps this is one of the reasons these instruments are sent back. At any rate, I'm completely satisfied with both guitars. What incredible value-thanks Alvarez! And thanks M Friend!

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Absolutely a keeper

By Lynn Routzahn

from WV

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  • Consistent
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  • Rich Sound
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      Comments about Alvarez AJ80CE-12 12-String Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Having owned an original 1980 Yairi DY87 doubleneck since new in 1980 I was looking to semi-retire it with a new six string acoustic to be my work horse. With that I bought the AJ80CE six string a few months ago and I am thoroughly amazed with the tone,feel, and looks of this Alvarez beauty. Now to compliment it I have now bought the twelve string version (open box) and I can;t say enough about it! Although I had to make a slight adjustment on it as the low "E" was kind of dead sounding- I popped out the saddle and adjusted the braided strip underneath and now it is absolutely an awesome sounding , looking and playing twelve string. I highly recommend both of these!

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