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Alvarez AMP610E Artist Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The “M” in Alvarez's AMP610E Artist Series acoustic-electric guitar stands for “modern”, as this more retro-styled instrument is also their idea of a...Click To Read More About This Product
Intimate size with universal appeal.
The “M” in Alvarez's AMP610E Artist Series acoustic-electric guitar stands for “modern”, as this more retro-styled instrument is also their idea of a “modern” parlor guitar. The main difference from this parlor compared to others is that it was built with a longer scale length, the neck joins at the 14th fret instead of the 12th, and it has a solid headstock rather than a slotted one. These changes mean that the AMP610E is a small-bodied instrument which harkens back to the Dust Bowl era, but comes with a longer neck that makes it look more elegant, has more string tension, and provides more voice and arguably a more versatile guitar than its shorter scale cousin.
The AMP610E has a high-quality, finely grained Sitka top and Alvarez’s renowned high gloss, fine poly finish. The flawless semi-gloss back and sides allow the guitar to resonate and the same finish applied to the neck makes for a great feeling instrument that is smooth and easy to play. Tonally, the AMP610E still has that compressed bark of a parlor, but this version is louder with a slightly more open projection.
The AMP610E is fitted with the discrete but lively SYS100 pickup and preamp which is located in the end pin and controlled by a smartly designed soundhole console offering volume and tone controls.
Overall, the AD660CE is a smart, lively little guitar suitable for most musical styles with a confident voice and perfect finish.
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 angel 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 solid Alvarez offering today.
- Solid A+ North American Sitka spruce
- Mahogany back and sides
- SYS100 pickup with soundhole console
- High-gloss top/semi-gloss back and sides
- FST2 - Forward shifted real bone nut and saddle
- Mother-of-pearl and paua abalone inlays
- Bi-level, engineered rosewood bridge (catalpa)
- Engineered fingerboard with 12th fret inlay (catalpa)
- 14th fret dovetail neck joint
- Premium chrome tuners
- D’Addario EXP16's
- Nut width: 1-3/4” (44.45 mm)
- Scale length: 24-13/16” (630 mm)
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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
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