The Alvarez 66 series is an all-Mahogany acoustic built to the highest quality and optimised for a precise but weighty 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 AD66SHB Key Features
- All-Mahogany construction including solid African Mahogany top
- Pau Ferro fretboard
- FST2 X bracing for improved resonance
- Abalone/Mother of Pearl inlays
- Gloss Shadowburst Finish
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 Pau Ferro 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.
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 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 African Mahogany
- Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany
- Shape: Dreadnought w/ Cutaway
- Neck: Mahogany
- Bracing System: FST2
- Bridge: Pau Ferro
- Fingerboard: Pau Ferro
- Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
- Tuner: Premium Die-Cast
- Binding: Ivory ABS
- Strings: D'Addario EXP16