When it comes to the point where High Quality and Affordability meet in an acoustic, nobody sets the bar higher than Alvarez with their Artist Series. These guitars are specially designed from the ground up, with meticulous attention to detail being paid at every stage of the construction process, to bring you professional-grade instruments ata budget-friendly price.
Sits Between a Bass and a Dreadnought Pitch-Wise
With the Alvarez ABT60E you get a stunning entry into the Alvarez Artist lineup. This Baritone style guitar comes complete with a Solid A+ Sitka Spruce top, situated over a Mahogany back and sides, an LR Baggs StagePro pickup system, and a natural gloss finish. Despite being of an unusual variety, the Alvarez ABT60 is one of the company's best-selling models, and within five minutes of playing one you'll be able to see why!
What's a Baritone?
The Alvarez ABT60 fits into the Baritone category, which means it's tuned from B to B (as opposed to the more traditional E to E), and is pitched somewhere between an Acoustic Bass and a Traditional Dreadnought.
This guitar is played like a traditional model, using the same chord shapes and scale patterns, but delivers everything in a lower pitch than you're used to. The result is a beautifully unique-sounding instrument that adds extra layers to your song's texture.
Spruce and Mahogany Tonewoods
When pairing a solid Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides, the tonal outcome is exquisite. Whilst the Spruce provides the guitar with a bright and well-projected voice, the Mahogany produces a tone that's both vibrant and rich in harmonic overtones, making the guitar suitable for a wide range of musical genres, from Folk to Blues to Country and beyond.
LR Baggs undersaddle pickups are renowed for offering an unrivalled dynamic range when played, and with the StagePro's on-board 3-band EQ, dialling in your perfect tone is a doddle. In addition to this the StagePro module also features an on-board tuner, as well as a phase inversion and Garrett Null notch filter control, helping to deliver warm, pristine sounds even under the most challenging conditions.
Thanks to the LR Baggs StagePro preamp and pickup system, amplifying and recording your sound couldn't be easier.
Professional Grade Construction
Every inch of this guitar has been meticulously designed and constructed to offer you an incredible playing experience. Each of the tonewoods has been specially cured, each component carefully designed, and even the painting, sanding and polishing techniques used represent the pinnacle of Alvarez's research and development capabilities.
As stated above, the Alvarez ABT60E might be available for a fantastic price, but don't think for one second that Alvarez have compromised on quality in its construction. Order yours today Online or In-Store - you won't regret it!
- Series: Alvarez Artist
- Top Wood: Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany
- Shape: Baritone
- Neck: Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
- Bracing System: FST2
- Bridge: Pau Ferro
- Fingerboard: Pau Ferro
- Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
- Tuner: Premium Die Cast
- Binding: Ivory ABS
- Pickup/EQ: LR Baggs StagePro
- Strings: D'Addario EXP
- Overall Length (mm): 1065
- Body Width (mm): 439
- Body Depth at Heel (mm): 102
- Body Depth at Base (mm): 122
- Scale (mm): 704
- Scale (inches): 23.6"
- Number of Frets: 27.7"
- Nut Width (mm): 44.45
- Nut Width (inches): 1.75"
|Neck Wood||mahogany neck|
|Pickup Config||1x lr baggs|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||mahogany body|
November 7, 2018Read Article
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