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Alvarez Artist AG60-8CESHB Grand Auditorium 8-String Electro Acoustic Guitar in Shadowburst

Includes LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element pick up.



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Product Description

The Alvarez Artist AG60-8CESHB is an 8-string Grand Auditorium acoustic with a distinct resonant voicing and instant response. By doubling up on the G (3rd) and D (4th) strings an octave higher, the AG60-8CESHB has a unmistakable shimmer, similar to that of a 12-string. However, unlike 12-string guitars, the AG60-8CESHB has a standard neck and nut width and lower string tension, offering improved playability.

The AG60-8CESHB features a solid A+ grade Sitka Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides for a classic, bold sound that is ideal for both strummers and fingerpickers. The satin finish Mahogany neck is super smooth and allows your hand to move freely up and down and is topped with a sleek Indian Laurel fingerboard. The AG60-8CESHB is equipped with a market-leading LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element pick up for convenient amplification and recording. The StagePro's transparent sound will not colour your tone, allowing the guitar's natural characteristics to shine through.

Key Features

  • Sitka Spruce/Mahogany Construction - A classic tonewood pairing yielding sparkling highs and a healthy mid-range presence. A great all-rounder!
  • Grand Auditorium Body - This comfortable, modern body shape is slightly smaller than a dreadnought without sacrficing any tone or volume. The cutaway gives you excellent access to the upper frets, should you decide to venture that high!
  • LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pickup - LR Baggs are regarded by many as THE industry standard for acoustic pickups for their natural sound and incredible ease of use.
  • FS6 Bracing System - This forward shifted X bracing system creates a larger soundboard area allowing for more energy and vibration to be harnessed.
  • 8 Strings - The added shimmer of a 12-string guitar but with a standard neck and nut width and lower string tension so it's easier to play!



  • Body Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Top Material: Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
  • Body Material: African Mahogany
  • Finish: Shadowburst/Gloss


  • Material: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel
  • Number Of Frets: 21
  • Nut Material: Real Bone
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Inlays: 12th Fret
  • Joint: Dovetail
  • Neck Meets Body: 14th Fret
  • Finish: Satin


  • Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: Bi-Level Indian Laurel
  • Saddle Material: Real Bone
  • Bridge Pins: PPS Synthetic Bone
  • Bracing: FS6 Forward Shifted, Tapered Tone Bars
  • Tuning Machines: Premium Chrome
  • Pickguard: None


  • Preamp/Pickup: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
  • Output Jack: 1/4"


  • Strings Gauge: D'Addario EXP16
  • Case: None

Written by Chris Toft

Customer Reviews


4 reviews





Mr Andy Roberts15th Jan 2023

This guitar is exactly what I have been looking for since my last 8 string was stolen in 1969! But I do wish Alvarez or Andertons had taken the trouble to set it up, and deliver it in a playable state.

Value 4Looks 3Durability 3Sound 4

Mr Kieth Miller29th May 2022

Value 4Looks 5Durability 4

Robert Clifford10th May 2022

Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

Simon Gregory11th Dec 2021

It looked interesting on paper, but it’s so much better than I expected. Build and quality are spot on, sounds like a guitar at least twice as expensive, and that bit of 12 string jangle adds a lot. The electrics are great - it sounds huuuge plugged in.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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