A sweet-sounding hybrid voiced lower than a standard, big-bodied acoustic.
Tuned from B to B, the ABT60E is pitched between a dreadnought and acoustic bass to give you deep tones with easy playability. Chord shapes and scales are the same as a standard six string but the voicing is lower. This is one of Alvarez's best-selling models and within five minutes of owning one you'll see why, great guitar to play.
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 use a patented under saddle electret film pick up 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.
Artist Series is 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.
Hand-selected solid tops; forward shifted scalloped bracing, awesome tone and player experience¦
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. 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. These components include our 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.
The solid A+ grade Sitka spruce are hand-selected from quarter-sawn wood. This ensures consistent quality, and its no secret better guitars are made from better wood. Alvarez's tops not only look great but they are stiff and strong and finely grained.
- Top Wood: Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
- Back and Sides Wood: Mahogany
- Shape: Baritone
- Neck: Mahogany, 50/50 Semi-gloss finish
- Bracing: System FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
- Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Neck Joint: Dovetail
- Neck meets body: 14th Fret
- Headstock Plate: Rosewood
- Nut and Saddle: Real Bone
- Tuner: Premium Die-Cast
- Binding: Ivory ABS
- Strings: D'Addario EXP
- Finish: Natural/Gloss
- Pickup/EQ: SYS550
- Overall Length (mm): 1065
- Body Width (mm): 439
- Body Depth at Heel (mm): 102
- Body Depth at Base (mm): 122
- Scale (mm): 704 mm, 27" 23"/32"
- Number of frets: 21
- Nut Width: 44.45, 1-3/4"
Discover the Alvarez Artist difference with this special baritone. Order today!