The Alvarez Artist 30 dreadnought is an entry-level 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
High-quality materials and clever design result in a reliable, well-balanced guitar. The Sitka Spruce body and Mahogany neck, back and sides combine to produce a rich, 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.
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 30 has an onboard EQ and pickup to provide clear and versatile amplifier capabilities. When playing at larger venues, the pickup 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.
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 diecast tuners keep tuning stable in tandem with the nut.
The bridge is made of Techwood 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 that 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: Techwood
- Fingerboard: Techwood
- Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
- Tuner: Chrome, Die Cast
- Binding: Black ABS
- Strings: D'Addario EXP16
- Pickup / EQ: SYS250