The Alvarez Artist 60 series 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. This 12-string version of the AD60 offers beautifully rich resonance that's perfect for country strumming, classic rock and ambitious prog alike!
Alvarez AD60-12CE Key Features
- Mahogany body with solid A+ Sitka Spruce top
- Pau Ferro fretboard
- FST2 X bracing for improved resonance
- 50/50 gloss/satin finish for comfort and durability
The Dreadnought Design
No acoustic range is complete without a Dreadnought. Famed for their rich tones and booming projection, Dreadnoughts remain among the most popular types of acoustic guitars in the world.
Featuring large bodies often with a square-shouldered design, Dreadnoughts offer some of the richest acoustic tones going, with a hefty low-end and plenty of midrange clarity. Combining modern manufacture techniques with unique tonewood treatments, Alvarez Dreadnoughts are guaranteed to provide the full-bodied, resonant tone that you’re after.
12-string acoustics offer a uniquely rich, expressive sound. By doubling up each of your 6 strings (either with a unison or octave), you get a thicker harmonic resonance that resembles a chorus effect – this adds heaps of character to strummed chords and plucked arpeggios alike. Alvarez 12-strings are no exception. Combining modern manufacture techniques with unique tonewood treatments, they offer an articulate richness that has to be heard to be believed.
Established in 1965 by major US instrument distributor St. Louis Music, Alvarez teamed up with master luthier Kazuo Yairi with the aim of producing the finest guitars in the world. The success of Alvarez-Yairi guitars helped put the brand on the market, and are still handmade in Kani, Japan to this day. In the decades that followed, Alvarez significantly expanded their operation, and now produce one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of acoustic instruments in the world.
Ranging from affordable entry-level to world-class handmade instruments, Alvarez have got everything covered. Their instruments have been used by the likes of Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, Carlos Santana, Ani DiFranco and many more – they’re obviously doing something right!
- Series: Alvarez Artist
- Top Wood: Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany
- Shape: Dreadnought
- Neck: Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
- Bracing System: FST2
- Bridge: Bi-Level Pau Ferro/Indian Laurel
- Fingerboard: Pau Ferro / Indian Laurel
- Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
- Tuner: Premium Die Cast
- Binding: Ivory ABS
- Strings: D'Addario EXP