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Alvarez Artist 66 Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Shadowburst Gloss with Hard Case

SKU:
AD66SHB
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UPC:
812309021811
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Headstock overlay: Rosewood Tuning machines: Premium Die-Cast Bridge: Rosewood Saddle & nut: Real Bone Number of strings: 6-string Case: Included
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Series :Alvarez Artist
Top Wood : Solid African Mahogany
Back & Sides Wood : Mahogany
Shape : Dreadnought
Neck : Mahogany
Bracing System : FST2
Bridge: Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood
Inlays :Abalone & Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard : Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay
Nut & Saddle : Real Bone
Tuner : Premium Die Cast
Binding : Ivory ABS
 
 
This alvarez guitar has been previously owned and used. Nothing is wrong with the guitar to effect the sound quality or playability - it has been cleaned up, inspected, and restrung with a fresh set of Daddario .12s by our in store technicians. The guitar has action that is low, and fast - with a straight neck, and little to no fret ware - all parts are in proper working order. Minor signs of use may be seen upon up close inspection but nothing is wrong with the guitar to effect the functionality. Please see our photos for exact condition specifics and contact us prior to your purchase with any questions or concerns.
 

Alvarez's '66 models are beautifully finished and have a deep glass-like shine. The cool shadowburst on mahogany brings out the grain to create a warm look to match its tone. Alvarez's mahogany top guitars have a focused sound with strong mids, great for recording and live work.

The AD66SHB is part of the Artist Series, now “The Award Winning Artist Series” – winning competitions and receiving rave reviews in the States, Europe and around the world. It’s a truly designed line of guitars that stands tall and sounds sweet in the solid top guitar market with hand-selected solid tops and forward-shifted scalloped bracing which offer up awesome tone and player experience. In the case of the AD66SHB dreadnought, it has a solid African mahogany top with a mahogany body and neck, and rosewood fingerboard and bridge.

Each Artist Series model is 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.

            FEATURES:

  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid African Mahogany
  • Back & sides: Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Forward shifted pattern
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed

The ‘66 models are beautifully finished and have a deep glass-like shine. Our Shadowburst on Mahogany brings out the grain to create a warm look to match its tone. Our mahogany top guitars have a focused sound with strong mids, great for recording and live work.

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: 21
  • Neck finish: Gloss

After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of our culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Our tone woods are carefully cured; our components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques we use are continually researched and developed, and our 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.

We believe our 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” 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 our FST2 bracing system, bi-level rosewood bridge, real bone nut and saddle, great quality tone woods and thin finish.

FST2 is a forward shifted X brace design, this means the axis of the X is closer to the sound hole 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 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. For a more focused sound with fewer overtones, choose a mahogany top. For power, go for Sitka. For warmth and response to a lighter touch, choose a Cedar top.

All of our tops are selected by our team and graded independently of our suppliers. If it isn’t worthy, we 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, our 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 our sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.

Artist Series also demonstrates our great finishing capabilities; the gloss models have a clear deep shine from a finish that is applied as thinly as possible, again to help optimize tone.

Thank you for choosing Alvarez.

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