Alvarez’s acoustic range is notoriously diverse, and features a raft of stunning guitars that emit the most glorious of tones. The Artist Baritone LJ2E is one such model, with its small travel-sized body making it the perfect workhorse for life on the road.
The Alvarez LJ2E is constructed predominantly from Mahogany, with its body and neck crafted from this popular tonewood. Offering a warm and rich mid-range, this material also accentuates the lows to ensure that the full range of the instrument is heard, even with its smaller body.
Adorned with a Solid A+ Sitka Spruce top, this wood adds some crucial top-end crispness. Providing you with plenty of presence, you can play fingerpicked patterns with all of the clarity and articulation you’d expect from a high-quality acoustic guitar.
The Artist Series
The Artist Series is arguably Alvarez’s flagship line. Not only is it one of their most popular lines; it’s one of their most diverse too. Offering everything from ukuleles to full-size Baritone Jumbos, you’re bound to find something that suits your needs.
Alvarez have employed several of their crucial design appointments for the bulk of their Artist Series offerings, including their FST2 bracing system and their famed attention to detail. Combined with solid tonewood tops, and the Artist Series acoustics offer unparalleled value and performance for their price range.
Established in 1965 by major US instrument distributor St. Louis Music, Alvarez teamed up with master luthier Kazuo Yairi with the aim of producing the finest guitars in the world.
The success of Alvarez-Yairi guitars helped put the brand on the market, and are still handmade in Kani, Japan to this day. In the decades that followed, Alvarez significantly expanded their operation, and now produce one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of acoustic instruments in the world.
Ranging from affordable entry-level to world-class handmade instruments, Alvarez have got everything covered. Their instruments have been used by the likes of Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, Carlos Santana, Ani DiFranco and many more – they’re obviously doing something right!
- Series: Alvarez Artist
- Top Wood: Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood: Arched Mahogany
- Shape: Little Jumbo
- Neck: Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
- Bracing System: FSTLJ
- Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood or Pau Ferro
- Fingerboard: Pau Ferro
- Headstock Plate: Rosewood
- Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
- Tuners: Chrome, Die Cast
- Binding: Ivory ABS
- Strings: D'Addario EXP
- Accessory: AGB-15 Gig Bag
- Pickup/EQ: SYS250