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Alvarez AG990CESHB Artist Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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An amazing value with a sophisticated voice and stunning aesthetic.

The AG990CESHB is a premium limited edition Artist Series guitar made from the finest materials. This Grand Auditorium displays Alvarez’s renowned high gloss, fine finish over a stunning solid, figured Acacia top. Similar in both appearance and genetics to Acacia Koa, Acacia Confusa is a premium tonewood known for its beauty and character. Alvarez's acacia is harvested on the island of Taiwan and has been curing for several
years prior to use.

Tonally, the Artist Series AG990CESHB has the articulation a Grand Auditorium can offer with a little more emphasis on the trebles. Being made of Acacia, the projection is nicely harnessed with a really quick response
which produces a more focused projection and fewer overtones, making this guitar a great choice for recording and live work.

The AG990CESHB Grand Auditorium is fitted with the discrete but lively SYS100 pickup and pre-amp which is located in the endpin and controlled by a smartly designed soundhole console offering volume and tone controls.

Case sold separately.

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 Alvarez culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Their 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 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 believes 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” 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'a 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 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 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. All of Alvarez's tops are selected by their team and graded independently of their 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, the Alvarez 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
  • Solid AAA Figured acacia
  • Flame maple binding
  • SYS100 Pickup with soundhole console
  • High Gloss Shadowburst finish
  • Mother-of-pearl and paua abalone inlays
  • 14th fret dovetail neck joint
  • D’Addario EXP16 strings

Like what you see? Wait til you hear it. Order yours today.

 

AG990CESHB Artist Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

Body
  • Body type: Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Single
  • Top wood: Solid AAA Figured Acacia
  • Back and sides: Acacia
  • Bracing pattern: FST2M - Forward shifted scalloped
  • Body finish: High gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Fingerboard: Pau ferro/Indian laurel
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Neck finish: Semi-gloss
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Alvarez
  • Configuration: Behind the saddle pickup
  • Preamp EQ: 3-band
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Yes
Other
  • Tuning machines: Premium die-cast
  • Bridge: Pau ferro/Indian laurel
  • Saddle & nut: Real Bone
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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