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Alvarez AC65CE Artist Classical Electro-Acoustic

With Solid Western Red Cedar top, cutaway design and LR Baggs Electronics

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SKU: AC65CE

    Product Description

    The Alvarez Artist 65 series Classical Electric is an acoustic built to the highest quality and optimised for a warm, open sound. After 50 years of making guitars, the American-based company have packed all their knowledge into building the finest solid top instruments in the world today.

    Alvarez AC65CE Key Features

    • Mahogany body with cutaway
    • Solid A+ Western Red Cedar top
    • One-piece Mahogany neck
    • Pau Ferro fretboard
    • 50/50 gloss/satin finish for comfort and durability
    • LR Baggs Element pickup
    • LR Baggs StagePro EQ

    Body and neck

    High-quality materials and clever design result in a reliable, well-balanced classical guitar. The combination of a solid Red Cedar top and Mahogany body and neck produce a lively, responsive and warm tone. The Pau Ferro fingerboard adds to the great sound and smooth playability.

    At the forefront of design is its traditional Spanish fan system bracing. It allows for balance and volume across all six strings. The Spanish heel neck joint has been carefully designed for stability and consistency. Alvarez have also been conscious of the gloss finish. They’ve used a 50/50 gloss and satin finish on the neck, so you get the best of both worlds. And over the body they’ve kept it as thin as possible to keep the sound lively whilst offering protection from wear.  

    Hardware

    The Artist 60 uses the excellent LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element pickup to provide clear and versatile amplifier capabilities. When playing at larger venues, the LR Baggs system provides optimal tone transfer into an amp discreetly. And there are no obvious appearance changes, as the pickup and EQ are placed discreetly to not spoil the classy look of the instrument.

    It gets the best out of its components too. The real bone nut adds plenty of sustain and reliability. It kills all fret buzz so the projected sound is as smooth as ever. Chrome open gear tuners keep tuning stable in tandem with the nut. The bridge is made of Pau Ferro to match the neck and allow for comfortable hand placement over extended periods of time.

    The Classical Design

    Classical guitars are defined by their use of nylon strings and often smaller bodies than their steel-string counterparts. While being a popular contemporary instrument, it’s known for its use in the Classical field, as the name suggests; its soothing but dynamic sound is instantly recognisable.

    Combining modern manufacture techniques with unique tonewood treatments, Alvarez Classical instruments are truly world-class. Committed to uncompromising quality and simultaneous affordability, Alvarez travelled to Cádiz in Andalusia – the spiritual home of the Classical guitar – to learn the instruments inside and out. The result is a range of nylon-string acoustics that are among the best on the market.

    Specifications

    • Series: Alvarez Artist
    • Top Wood: Solid A+ Western Red Cedar
    • Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany
    • Shape: Classical w/ Cutaway
    • Neck: Mahogany, 50/50 Semi-gloss finish
    • Bracing System: Traditional Spanish Fan System
    • Bridge: Pau Ferro
    • Fingerboard: Pau Ferro
    • Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
    • Tuner: Chrome Open Gear Strip
    • Binding: Pau Ferro
    • Strings: D’Addario EXP
    • Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
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    Customer Reviews

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    Mr Leslie Lake11th Dec 2021

    Value 1Looks 4Sound 3

    Trusted Customer30th Mar 2021

    Great tone, premium feel, the option to plug in the guitar is amazing too, I can record me playing onto my pc with just a cable is very convenient and makes me want to record and play more songs. The quality of this instrument reignited my motivation to play the guitar

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer8th Mar 2021

    Lovely sound to this classical guitar, not too much top end, exactly what I w looking for and a good price too.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr D Bezalel3rd Apr 2019

    Really pleased with the Alvarez. Lovely tone, playability and the electronics produce a great tone through my fishman loudbox. Recommended

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