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Our Artist Dreadnoughts are powerful and rewarding. This 12-string model really sings. 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 sound box.
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 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 tone woods and thin finish.
- Series: Alvarez Artist
- Top Wood: Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany
- Shape: Dreadnought w/ Cutaway
- Neck: Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
- Bracing System: FST2
- Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood / Pau Ferro
- Fingerboard: Rosewood / Pau Ferro
- Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
- Tuner: Premium Die Cast
- Binding: Ivory ABS
- Strings: D'Addario EXP
- Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
- Neck Joint: Dovetail
- Neck Meets Body: 14th Fret
- Number of Frets: 21
- Overall Length: (mm)1084
- 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)48
- Nut Width: (inches)1 7/8"