6-string Acoustic-electric Artist Series Dreadnought Guitar with Solid A+ Sitka Spruce Top, Layered Mahogany Back and Sides, and B-Band SYS550 Pickup – Natural
Our Dreadnoughts are powerful and wonderful guitars to play. The great quality tone from bass to sparkle and in everything in between. This one being mahogany delivers strong mids and a warm, articulate sound with high-end cosmetics.
Sounds great plugged in
The SYS550 designed by B-Band is a pro-level EQ and pick up that reproduces the sound of the guitar very closely with great clarity. B-BAND use a patented under saddle electret film pick up which eliminates synthetic or processed sounds often heard with Piezo or other styles of pickup. The result is a very true, acoustic sound. SYS550 also has an accurate, backlit chromatic digital tuner.
Quality Alvarez construction
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.
Solid as a Rock
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 if 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. FST2 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 years of continual development in our Yairi workshops.
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 is 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.
- Series: Artist 30 Series
- String type: Steel
- Body Shape: Dreadnought
- Body Style: Cutaway
- Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
- Number of Strings :6
- Back and Sides: Mahogany
- Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Binding: Ivory ABS
- Body Finish: Gloss
- Colour: Natural
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood / Pau Ferro
- Fingerboard Inlay: Wave
- Number of Frets: 21
- Scale Length: 25.5″
- Nut Width: 1.650″
- Nut/Saddle Material: Real Bone
- Bridge Material: Bi-Level Rosewood / Pau Ferro
- Tuners: Premium Die-Cast
- Electronics: B-Band SYS550 Pick Up
- Strings: D’Addario EXP16
- Manufacturer Part Number: AD60CE