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.
Alvarez AD60CE Key Features
- Mahogany body with solid Sitka Spruce top
- Pau Ferro fretboard
- FST2 X bracing for improved resonance
- 50/50 gloss/satin finish for comfort and durability
- LR Baggs Element pickup
- LR Baggs StagePro EQ
Body and neck
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 Pau Ferro 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 die-cast tuners keep tuning stable in tandem with the nut. The bridge is made of a bi-level Pau Ferro to match the neck and allow for comfortable hand placement over extended periods of time.
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 you’re after.
- Series: Alvarez Artist
- Top Wood: Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany
- Shape: Dreadnought w/ Cutaway
- 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 EXP16
- Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up