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Open-Box AP610ETSB Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The AP610ETSB is a classic-looking parlor made from high-quality tonewoods and components. The sound is open and loud for a guitar of this size, whic...Click To Read More About This Product

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(Open Box) Beautiful vintage sunburst finish gives this sweet all-mahogany parlor a great look to match its tone.

The AP610ETSB is a classic-looking parlor made from high-quality tonewoods and components. The sound is open and loud for a guitar of this size, which helps it suit most types of playing and musical style. The AP610ETSB comes with a vintage sunburst finish that is flawless, carefully crafted to produce a mirror-deep shine and traditional appearance. It is fitted with the SYS250 3-band EQ with notch filter and backlit digital tuner.

Artist Series
After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of the Alvarez culture. Their 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 guitar 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 believe 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” of course 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'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 their 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. If you're looking for a more focused sound with fewer overtones, the AP610ETSB's mahogany top fits the bill.

All of Alvarez's tops are selected by their own team and graded independently of Alvarez's 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, Alvarez's bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angle 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.

FEATURES
  • Vintage Sunburst finish
  • Bi-Level Rosewood bridge
  • Ivory ABS binding
  • D’Addario EXP strings

A full sound makes them rewarding to play. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body type: Parlor
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: A+ Sitka spruce 
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Forward-shifted 
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Nut width: Not specified 
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: Not specified 
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Semi-gloss 
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: B-Band
  • Configuration: Soundhole mounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ: 3-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: Yes
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  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Premium die-cast
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle and nut: PPS synthetic bone nut and saddle
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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AlvarezAP610ETSB Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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  • Consistent (3)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

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5.0

Sweet

By Musikerong Gutom

from Chicago

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Alvarez AP610ETSB Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I walk in guitar center yesterday and played this guitar. It's got a lush and rich sound. The action is great. I'm a picker but I started strumming it and the sound was so rich. I never tried the electronics though. But for the price this guitar is great. And if you're thinking about getting those MIM Martins, I would strongly recomend this guitar.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Rich warm tone ( not to bright )

    By Jeff

    from Texas

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Alvarez AP610ETSB Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Best deal on the market . Beyond excellent electronics. Can't find nothing wrong with it and believe me I am super pickey

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This parlor guitar has one fine sound

      By Jeff

      from Texas

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Alvarez AP610ETSB Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Top quality guitar with top of the Line electronics that work and sound super

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