Alvarez Artist Series AC60S Classical Acoustic GuitarProduct #518733 Alvarez 518733 ALA Acoustic Classical & Nylon Guitars https://www.esnapw.com/rses/ESnapServlet?MerchantNumberSent=63655
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Genuine solid cedar top for velvety tone that sweetens over time.
Cedar top on the Alvarez Artist AC60S provides the dark rich tone that's favored in Andalusia -- ground zero for Spanish guitar. Multiple body binding and gold tuners add visual flair. Rosewood fretboard and bridge plus intricate mosaic rosette.
- Solid cedar top
- Mahogany back and sides
- Rosewood fretboard and bridge
- Gold tuners
- Multiple body binding
Reviewed by 12 customers
This is the second Alvarez classical guitar I have purchased, in fact the same model. Why? Because the wife picked it up and played it, she instantly fell in love with it and wanted it for herself, you know wives they get their way. So I purchased another one. This Alvarez model is a perfect instrument to advance your guitar skills on, the action is so smooth you can hit any note quickly and effortlessly, "perfect action" The sound is very clear from first fret high E to low E all the way up to and above twelfth fret hi E to low E, every note every cord in between regardless, sounds clear. You can't find this quality anywhere for this price. Try it, you will like it.
This is an extremely bright, clear guitar. Overall it is commendable however the fingerboard is rather porous. The tonewoods sound great but the tone is cold. However, it is most certainly the best guitar in its price range. There was nothing wrong with the setup or finish when I purchased it and I am quite satisfied.
This was my first stage guitar. I fell in love with its rich, full tenor sound that complimented my alto voice and made the most simple of chords sound professional. With a pick up inserted in the sound hole, I had many musicians marveling at its sound.
I've used a classic guitar to accompany folk songs and ballads since the Fifties, much of that time performing professionally. I also intersperse occasional classic guitar solos (often lute transcriptions) into my programs. And I teach guitar. One of my students needed a guitar to replace the apple crate she had, but she couldn't afford to spend much. I discovered the Alvarez AC60S by searching the internet. I read reviews on several websites, then with some trepidation, ordered one for her, keeping my fingers crossed. Both she and I were pleasantly surprised when the guitar arrived. The workmanship was quite good, as were the woods, and for a relatively inexpensive instrument, the sound was surprisingly warm and full. With its solid bass well balanced with a strong treble, it wouldn't surprise me if this instrument would sound well in a good-sized recital hall. In addition, its a nice looking guitar, indistinguishable from much more expensive instruments. Over the years I've owned several concert quality guitars made by well-known Spanish luthiers, but if all that was available to me was an Alvarez AC60S, I could be quite contented with it. I would have no qualms about recommending this model to anyone wanting an inexpensive, but good quality classic guitar.
I wanted a classical guitar to learn to play the more complex Latin music leads, and also for solo work at weddings and my own pleasure. Eventually broke out the credit card for this Alvarez....The Alvarez is easier to play, and makes me sound great. Nice warm sound and easy to finger.
I'm formally a drummer, but living a military life lead me to find a new hobby. I bought this guitar the same way I bought my first drum set, basic, no frills and affordable. This guitar is sweet. Showed it to my real guitarist friends and they loved it and for the price it was a good deal. Mellow tone, easy to find the frets and looks good too.
Getting back into guitars, I've looked for smaller than dreadnought size with a nice sound. My memory of classical guitars was that my hands aren't big enough. Not with this one. The action is easy and low, with no buzzing. Attractive and simple with a nicer size advantage (I'm fairly small), and I'm tired of playing AROUND the guitar. This one fits.
I recently purchased my cs60s as a back up for my Ramirez, which I use in our bluegrass gospel band. I find myself playing the Alvarez almost all my spare time. It has a very smooth mellow sound, and I would not trade it for one of twice the cost. I'm very satisfied with it, and highly recommend it for a journeymen musician. And it looks great.
I purchased this model two weeks ago. I am a hobbyist and love Tarrega and Villa-Lobos. I was looking for a great sounding guitar without paying a lot of money. I was shocked at how well this guitar plays and sounds. I am very happy and think it is a great deal.
Five stars for this price range. I am a folk and rock player who wanted a classical just for relaxation at home and set a $300 budget ceiling. The Alvarez is a lovely piece of wood and the workmanship is flawless. The rosette is quite attractive as is the gold tuning hardware. The guitar is very playable with a moderately low action and has no fret buzz. It has a lovely mellow tone with a good full bass bottom. This guitar compares favorably with the slightly-more-expensive Yamaha 131 and is clearly a little nicer than the Yamaha 111.You will not do better for THIS price range, however, than this little Alvarez !