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Alvarez AD66CESHB Artist 66 Series Dreadnought Electro-Acoustic Shadowburst

With Cutaway, EQ & Tuner

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Jed Van Wyngaardt

The Alvarez 66 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.

Body and neck

Quality materials and clever design result in a reliable, well-balanced guitar. The all-Mahogany body and neck combination produces a mids-heavy, 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 kept the coating over the body as thin as possible to keep the sound lively whilst offering protection from wear. 

Hardware

The Artist 66 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 Rosewood 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.

Specifications

  • Series: Alvarez Artist
  • Top Wood: Solid African Mahogany
  • Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany
  • Shape: Dreadnought w/ Cutaway
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Bracing System: FST2
  • Bridge: Rosewood / Pau Ferro
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood / Pau Ferro
  • 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
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£459.00
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