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Alvarez AP66 Parlor Acoustic Guitar

This parlor-sized acoustic guitar offers charming vintage looks, easy playability, and crystal-clear tones for performers and hobbyists alike. (16) Read 14 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Alvarez AP66 Parlor Shadowburst
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Mahogany top Warm tone with long sustain
Mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Hand-scalloped bracing Carved for maximum response; lightweight

Alvarez AP66 Parlor Acoustic Guitar

Looking for small-bodied acoustic that just oozes 1920s vintage vibe & tone with modern playability and intonation? Look no further than the AP66 from Alvarez. True to its roots, the AP66SB is a 12-fret parlor guitar with a slotted headstock. Unlike many smaller-bodied acoustics, its quarter-sawn, hand-sanded scalloped bracing is placed slightly forward (towards the soundhole) which allows the solid mahogany top to resonate more freely. The result is an extremely strong, clear, articulate voice, with an incredible string-to-string balance that lends itself well to both fingerpicking and flatpicking, in standard or alternate tunings. The brilliant high-gloss finish really shows off the beauty of the mahogany back & sides. Throw in a genuine bone nut & saddle, a killer factory setup, and a fit & finish that is unheard of at this price, and the AP66SB just might wind up being your favorite!

This featurette from Alvarez gives you an in-depth look at the AP66SB:


Features:

- Hand selected, A grade, solid Mahogany top
- Hand sanded, scalloped bracing
- Mahogany back and sides
- Alvarez bi-level rosewood bridge
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Premium, high gloss finish
- Dovetail neck joint
- Real bone nut and saddle
- Paua abalone and mother of pearl inlays
- Premium die cast chrome tuners
- ABS binding
- D'Addario EXP's

Get a closer look at the Alvarez Artist series guitars:


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Dimensions:
- Overall Length (mm): 985
- Body Width (mm): 359
- Body Depth at Heel (mm): 92
- Body Depth at Base (mm): 96
- Scale (inches): 24"
- Number of frets: 18
- Nut Width (mm): 44.45
- Nut Width (inches): 1 3/4"

Product Materials:
- Top: Solid African Mahogany
- Top Finish: Shadowburst/Gloss
- Back & Sides: Mahogany

Additional Details
- Neck Joint: Dovetail
- Neck meets body: 12th Fret
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AP66SHB
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 314-727-4512
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (16 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
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Sound: The mahogany top gives this guitar a sound closer to the old ladder braced guitars of the 30's, which is great for fingerpicking blues and folk music. It's a 'clearer' sound but there are still nice, very well balanced harmonics, making it even better than the old ones. But it definately is not a dreadnaught sound. Feature: The simple abalone inlay around the soundhole is beautiful. The lack of inlays on the fingerboard makes it looks classy in my opinion. There are dots on the side of the neck. The overall color and finish is very nice. Ease of Use: I put 13's (mediums) on this guitar right away. The 12's that came on it sounded kind of thin, almost cheap. 13's produce a little more bass and give an overall richer sound. It was easy to change the strings. The low action makes it easy to play. The body shape is great, it fits in my lap nicely. Quality: VERY nice high quality construction and finish. When you look at the details, like the bridge, the nut, the braces inside, the straightness of the neck, and the fret ends, you know this guitar was made under strict supervision. Value: It seems like this guitar could, and should, sell for $500 at least. Manufacturer Support: Haven't dealt with the company. The Wow Factor: The longer body (meets the neck at the 12th fret) and the simple sound hole, combined with a great looking finish and that cool slotted headstock give this guitar a wow factor of 11. Overall: This is a solid, nice playing, great looking guitar. I wanted a guitar for fingerpicking and occasional strumming. This is it. The neck width is a little wider and the neck a little thicker than a lot of acoustic guitars. I like this. I gives me something to hang on to and the strings don't feel cramped.
Style of Music: Folk and blues.
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Overall: slightly alrger than a seagull parlor, this guitar is very well appointed..plays well, full rich sound..I would say that it can hold its own with parlor guitars that cost several thousand- of course there is a difference but for the money, this one isn't bad at all..I have several expensive acoustics but they are a bit fragile..this guitar is sturdy and lets face it, if something happens to it, it is only $350- so you can move on easily..a $3000 martin loss is bit harder to live with..I give this one an overall 4 star- I prefer a bit luighter finish on the top just because I think you get more natural wood sound resonance..but this guitar is a keeper all the way.
Style of Music: classic rock mostly..
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