Alvarez AD60 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural
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(While we are working on our eCommerce shop, you can buy this in our Reverb shop at the link above)
Used, in very good playing condition. A couple minor finish scuffs and other normal cosmetic signs of play, but this one is in great shape overall and will make a nice reliable instrument for players of any skill level. Awesome! Does not include a case/gig bag or other accessories, but check out our shop online or get in touch directly if you'd like to add anything to your order.
From Alvarez (specs may differ slightly):
Artist Dreadnoughts are powerful, responsive and rewarding. Great for strumming, flatpicking and lead work.
After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of our culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Our tone woods are carefully cured; our components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques we use are continually researched and developed, and our tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, consistent and lively soundbox.
This caring approach to development comes from one simple goal: To deliver the best guitars in the market at every price point, instruments that are truly amazing value and offer a fantastic player experience.
We believe our multi award-winning Artist Series is one of the finest solid top guitar lines in the world today and demonstrates our commitment to design.
The term “solid top” of course refers to the soundboard of an acoustic guitar being made of solid wood, rather than being laminated. However, just because the top is solid, it does not necessarily mean the sound automatically benefits from this feature. The tone of the instrument only improves significantly when the whole guitar is built correctly to optimize the energy a solid soundboard can generate. Artist Series is built to do exactly this.
Each model is designed to get the best out of its components, and for them to work together to produce balance, lively projection and great response. These components include our FST2 bracing system, bi-level rosewood bridge, real bone nut and saddle, great quality tonewoods and thin finish.
FS6 is a forward shifted X brace design, this means the axis of the X is closer to the soundhole and therefore creates a larger soundboard area allowing for more energy and vibration to be harnessed. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are carefully scalloped. The scalloping design was the result of continual development in our Yairi workshops. FS6 also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other.
Artist Series feel right and are exciting to play; no matter if you are strumming hard or picking lightly, the guitar will do what you ask of it. For a more focused sound with fewer overtones, choose a mahogany top. For power, go for Sitka. For warmth and response to a lighter touch, choose a Cedar top.
All of our tops are selected by our team and graded independently of our suppliers. If it isn’t worthy, we won’t use it. Top quality improves as you move up the Artist Series models but all are stiff and finely grained.
Along with a more angled headstock, our bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angel of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to our sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.
Artist Series also demonstrates our great finishing capabilities; the gloss models have a clear deep shine from a finish that is applied as thinly as possible, again to help optimize tone.
Thank you for choosing Alvarez.
Top Wood: Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
Body Finish: Natural/Gloss
Back and Sides Wood: African Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
Bridge: Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood
Fingerboard: Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay
Nut and Saddle: Real Bone
Tuner: Premium Die Cast
Binding: Ivory ABS
Bridge Pins: PPS
Bracing Systems: FS6 Forward Shifted, Tapered Tone Bars
Neck Joint: Dovetail
Neck Meets Body: 14th Fret
Number of Frets: 21
Overall Length (mm): 1042
Body Width (mm): 395
Body Depth at Heel (mm): 100
Body Depth at Base (mm): 124
Scale (mm): 648
Scale (inches): 25 1/2
Number of Frets: 21
Nut Width (mm): 44.45
Nut Width (inches): 1 3/4
* If you are placing an international order, please contact us prior to checkout to discuss shipping quotes.