Alvarez’s acoustic range is famously diverse, and features a raft of stunning guitars that emit the most glorious of tones. The Artist Series AD6012CESHB is one such model, with its 12-string design offering up the richest acoustic sound possible with a natural, glistening chorus-like effect.
The Alvarez AD6012CESHB is constructed predominantly from Mahogany, with its body and neck crafted from this popular tonewood. Offering a warm and rich mid-range, this material also accentuates the lows to ensure that the full range of the instrument is heard.
Adorned with a Solid A+ Sitka Spruce top, this wood adds some crucial top-end crispness. Providing you with plenty of presence, you can play fingerpicked patterns with all of the clarity and articulation you’d expect from a high-quality acoustic guitar.
The AD6012CESHB features Alvarez’s thoughtful FST2 bracing, which is essentially a forward-shifted X brace design. With the axis of the X closer to the sound hole, this design forms a larger soundboard area that can harness more vibrations from the strings. This results in excellent projection and resonance.
Fitted with an LR Baggs StagePro Element system, the Alvarez AD6012CESHB will offer an authentic acoustic tonality when plugged into a PA System or recording interface. Class-leaders in acoustic pickup technology, LR Baggs’ StagePro system will translate the acoustic voice of the AD6012CESHB very convincingly, capturing its full range.
Sporting a 3-band EQ section as well as a phase inversion switch, you can tailor the tone of this instrument to suit the acoustic qualities of any space. For example, if you’re playing in a particularly dark-sounding venue, just boost the treble and you’ll cut through effortlessly!
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
- Bridge: Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Indian Laurel w/12th Fret Inlay
- Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
- Tuner: Premium Die Cast
- Binding: Black ABS
- Strings: D'Addario EXP16
- Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pickup