Alvarez AF30CE Artist 30 Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar – Natural



Alvarez AF30CE Artist 30 Folk Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

  • Light semi-gloss finish yields a premium feel at a great price
  • Folk/orchestra-style guitar with slim tapered body — great for singer/songwriters and students!
  • Body cutaway adds extra access to upper frets
  • Forward-shifted spruce bracing with asymmetric tone bars push the best balance and response from your instrument
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with a satin finish
  • Sapele back and sides with ABS binding and open-pore finish
  • Mahogany neck with hybrid soft “V” to “C” shape for maximum playability up and down the neck
  • Crafted dovetail neck joint enhances tone and vibrational transfer from strings to body
  • Smooth fingerboard with 21 frets crafted from Techwood
  • Quality hardware including chrome Alvarez tuners
  • Bone nut and saddle deliver exceptional resonance and sustain
  • Alvarez SYS250 electronics (designed by B-BAND) EQ with 3-band EQ for dialing in a perfect tone
  • Also features a built-in backlit tuner

We can order this product for you from the factory as soon as you request stock.

About Alvarez AF30CE Artist 30 Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar – Natural:

Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sapele Back and Sides, Spruce Top, Mahogany Neck, and Techwood Fingerboard – Natural

Choose Alvarez for Unbeatable, Affordable Quality!

The Alvarez Artist 30CE Folk Acoustic Guitar is a well-crafted, sweet-singing acoustic that’s entry-level in price only! Like all of Alvarez’s artist series, the Artist 30CE gifts players comfortable playing with stylish looks that keep your guitar journey engaging and fun. The Artist 30CE features a slim tapered OM-style body, a favorite for folk and ensemble players as well as singer/songwriters. Resonant back and sides crafted from sapele deliver rich tone that’s great for strumming and fingerstyle while the Artist 30CE’s crown gem is a solid wood top built from Sitka spruce that rivals the sound quality of much pricier acoustics. Musiekwereld players love the Artist 30CE’s sound, but especially appreciate its comfortable feel and durable hardware. Player-friendly features include chrome Alvarez tuning machines, a premium bone nut and saddle, spruce bracing, a body cutaway for upper-fret access, and a comfortable mahogany neck with a hybrid “V” to “C” shape for incredible playability up and down the neck.

Curated tonewood selections

Gone are the days of learning on an instrument built from dubious mystery woods that sound like paper mache. The Artist 30CE features exceptional woods that sing with elegant depth. The back and sides are crafted from sapele, a hearty relative of mahogany that’s prized for its warmth and sustain. Paired with that is a true Sitka spruce top complete with a premium semi-gloss finish. Sitka spruce is the guitar world’s premium standard for acoustic guitars; it’s known to enhance everything from tone quality to volume and projection, and also responds well to player dynamics. Plus, the sound chamber also features additional sound bracing crafted from spruce for a precision balance of tone. With tonewoods like these, you’ll be ready to practice, perform, and play with confidence that your instrument is cheering you on, never holding you back.

Comfortable design from the neck down

The Artist 30CE is comfortable from the neck down with design features that enhance your playing and ability to lean-in to learning. Comfort is a key factor that speeds up learning and keeps us entertained, and that’s why the Artist 30CE features a premium neck crafted from hardwood mahogany. Not only is mahogany a favored tonewood in the acoustic world, but this neck is also further enhanced with a hybrid soft “V” to “C” shape. Alvarez carefully developed this blended neck profile that gives you ideal anchor space in any position. Toward the headstock, the “V” shape yields a better grip for 6-string open and barre chords; further up, the “C” shape gives hands more room for expression and thinking outside the box.

Ready for the stage

With built-in Alvarez SYS250 electronics, the Artist 30CE is always ready for a gig or a recording. The powerful SYS250 preamp offers straightforward acoustic amplification with a host of added features for tweaking sound to perfection. There’s a 3-band EQ for tweaking bass, mids, and treble frequency, a built-in backlit tuner, a volume knob, and a presence slider for fine-tuning the punch of your plugged in tone.


  • String Type:Steel
  • Number of Strings:6
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Body Shape:Folk/OM
  • Back & Sides Wood:Sapele
  • Top Wood:Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Finish:Satin
  • Color:Natural
  • Body Bracing:FST2 Forward Shifted
  • Binding:ABS
  • Neck Wood:Mahogany
  • Neck Shape:Soft V to C
  • Radius:14.96″
  • Fingerboard Material:Techwood
  • Fingerboard Inlay:ABS Dots
  • Number of Frets:21
  • Scale Length:24.8″
  • Nut Width:1.75″
  • Nut/Saddle Material:Bone/Bone
  • Bridge Material:Techwood
  • Tuning Machines:Alvarez
  • Electronics:Alvarez SYS250 EQ and Tuner
  • Strings:D’Addario, .012-.053
  • Manufacturer Part Number:AF30CE