The Alvarez Artist 60 series bass is an acoustic built to the highest quality and optimised for precise, powerful 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.
Body and neck
High quality materials and clever design result in a reliable, well-balanced bass guitar. The combination of solid Sitka Spruce top and Mahogany body and neck produce a lively, punchy and warm tone.
At the forefront of design is its FST2 X bracing, meaning the X is closer to the sound hole. So more energy and vibrations are harnessed through the woods of the guitar. The bi-level Rosewood fingerboard adds to the great tone and smooth playability.
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.
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. Solid premium diecast tuners keeps tuning stable in tandem with the nut.
The bridge is made of a bi-level Rosewood to match the neck and allow for comfortable hand placement over extended periods of time.
The Artist Series is arguably Alvarez’s flagship line. Not only is it one of their most popular lines; it’s one of their most diverse too. Offering everything from ukuleles to full-size Baritone Jumbos, you’re bound to find something that suits your needs
Alvarez have employed several of their crucial design appointments for the bulk of their Artist Series offerings, including their FST2 bracing system and their famed attention to detail. Combined with solid tonewood tops, and the Artist Series acoustics offer unparalleled value and performance for their price range.
- Series: Alvarez Artist
- Top Wood: Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany
- Shape: Bass w/ Cutaway
- Neck: Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
- Bracing System: FST2
- Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood or Pau Ferro
- Fingerboard: Rosewood / Pau Ferro
- Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
- Tuner: Premium Die Cast
- Binding: Ivory ABS
- Strings: D’Addario EXP
- Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up