Open Box (Mint) Alvarez Artist Series AD90CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
6 String Acoustic Guitars
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An affordable guitar with a hand-selected solid spruce top, Acacia koa back and sides, and warm tone.
The Alvarez Artist Series AD90CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar is at the top end of the Artist Series offering. It has all the same wonderful appointments as all Artist Series models such as the advanced scalloped bracing and solid A grade solid tops. But the AD90CE is made with acacia koa back and sides, which adds that something special to its tone. Warm, rounded and alive, it’s hard to put it into words but this guitar sounds incredible. This acoustic-electric model is fitted with the outstanding SYS550 blend system EQ with chromatic tuner.
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 really release the energy a solid soundboard can generate. The 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 a tone and player experience, rarely found in affordable instruments.
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.
The solid ‘A’ grade Sitka spruce tops are hand selected from quarter-sawn wood. This ensures consistent quality, and its no secret better guitars are made from better wood. These tops not only look great but they are stiff and strong and finely grained. This allows them to be cut just that tiny bit thinner, which lets them dance a little more and produce a lot more vibration, and ultimately a richer tone.
New Artist Series guitars look stunning and all of their components are made of natural materials such as mother of pearl and abalone inlays, real bone saddles and nuts and rosewood appointments.
The SYS550 designed by B-BAND is a pro-level EQ and pickup that reproduces the sound of the guitar very closely with great clarity. B-BAND uses a patented under saddle electret film pickup which eliminates synthetic or processed sounds often heard with Piezo or other styles of pickup. The result is a very true, acoustic sound. SYS550 also has an accurate, backlit chromatic digital tuner..
- Dreadnought acoustic guitar
- Hand selected, ‘A’ grade, solid Sitka spruce top
- Hand sanded, scalloped bracing
- Acacia back and sides
- B-BAND SYS550 Pickup
- Alvarez bi-level rosewood bridge
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Premium, high gloss finish
- Dovetail neck joint
- Real bone nut and saddle
- Paua abalone and mother-of-pearl inlays
- Premium die-cast chrome tuners
- ABS binding
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Enjoy the warm nuance that Acacia koa adds to this splendid acoustic-electric. Order today.