Alvarez Artist Series AR610CEAR Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Shadow Burst

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High-quality tonewood paired with tried-and-true B-Band electronics and special Shadowburst finish make this a great investment.

Master Luthiers around the world have been crafting bevel-edged armrest guitars for some time. 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.

Inline with Alvarez's philosophy of making great guitars accessible to as many players as possible, Alvarez Artist Series now offers superbly designed armrest models. The AG610CEAR delivers the great tone Artist Series is known for while exhibiting their ability to produce beautiful, affordable guitars. This model goes the extra mile with Alvarez’s flawless Shadowburst 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. 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.

Artist Series
Alvarez believes their multi-award-winning Artist Series is one of the finest solid top guitar lines in the world today and demonstrates our 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.

All Alvarez Artist Series 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, their bi-level bridges increase string tension by making the break angle of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to the guitar's sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.

FST2 Bracing System
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's 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 Alvarez's 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.

FEATURES

Body				
Body type: Grand Auditorium
Cutaway: No
Top wood: A+ Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Mahogany
Bracing pattern: FST2 - Forward Shifted Scalloped
Body finish: High Gloss Shadowburst
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
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: 20
Neck finish: Semi-gloss
Electronics
Pickup/preamp: Yes
Brand: B-Band
Configuration: Sidemounted preamp
Preamp EQ: 3-band
Feedback filter: No
Tuner: Yes
Other
Headstock overlay: Rosewood
Tuning machines: Premium Chrome
Bridge: Rosewood
Saddle & nut: Real Bone
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Rosette and Trim
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: China

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