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Alvarez AF30CE Artist Series OM/Folk Electro-Acoustic

With Cutaway, EQ & Tuner



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    Product Description

    The Alvarez Artist 30 OM 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

    The result is a cleverly designed, well-balanced guitar made of high quality woods and hardware. The Sitka Spruce body and Mahogany neck, back and sides combination produces 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.

    A 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 Techwood to match the neck and allow for comfortable hand placement over extended periods of time.

    The OM Design

    OM stands for Orchestra Model. This design took influence from small-bodied 0 and 00, adopting a similarly slim, rounded design but with an increase in overall size. This ensures an accessible, comfortable playing experience but adds plenty more depth to the sound.

    Combining modern manufacture techniques with unique tonewood treatments, Alvarez OM acoustics give you an authentic tone with a focused midrange, perfect for folky strumming and soft fingerpicking styles.


    • Series: Alvarez Artist
    • Top Wood: Solid A Sitka Spruce
    • Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany
    • Shape: Folk/OM 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 / EQSYS250
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    Customer Reviews


    12 reviews





    Trusted Customer3rd Apr 2022

    Perfect for what I was looking for

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 4

    Trusted Customer28th Mar 2022

    Great guitar for the money.

    Value 4Looks 4Durability 4

    Mr Simon Martin20th Mar 2022

    Value 5Looks 4Sound 4

    Mr B Targett28th Feb 2022

    Very light, but produces a good sound for the price. I wanted a thing for travel this is perfect.

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 3Sound 4

    Mr Mark Brightwell17th Aug 2021

    Lovely guitar, looks great and sounds great, already love it.

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer4th Jul 2020

    Great little entry level acoustic! The pick up system isn't the best but the tuner is handy and seems quite accurate. Nice slim profile, very comfortable to play and set up well 👍

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 4

    Trusted Customer30th May 2020

    Bought as a first quality guitar. Sounds fantastic and plays beautifully. Very comfortable to play. In-built tuner works well too

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

    Trusted Customer8th May 2020

    Very well made guitar, sounds great.

    Value 5Looks 3Sound 4

    Mr A Martin18th Mar 2020

    Great looking and sounding instrument, which is good value for money when compared to other more expensive guitars.

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

    Steve.26th Dec 2019

    Son is really happy. It stays in tune and sounds Great. I’m not a guitarist so I can’t really judge !

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 4

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