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Alvarez AG70CEAR Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

With a comfort armrest that's great for long sessions and a cutaway for easy access to the upper frets, this Alvarez was built for the gigging guitarist. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Solid Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Rosewood back and sides Warm tone with long sustain
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Bone nut and saddle Very responsive to both picking and strumming

Alvarez AG70CEAR Grand Auditorium

The Alvarez AG70CEAR Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar delivers the great tone Artist Series is known for while exhibiting Alvarez's ability to produce beautiful, affordable guitars. Keeping with Alvarez*s philosophy of making great guitars accessible to as many players as possible, Alvarez Artist Series now offers superbly designed armrest models.

Master Luthiers around the world have been crafting bevel edged armrest guitars for some time. The feature not only makes the guitar more comfortable to play, but also allows the maker to demonstrate their skill and craftsmanship in producing beautiful instruments.

After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of Alvarez*s culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Alvarez tone woods are carefully cured, and components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques Alvarez uses are continually researched and developed, and the 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 available at every price point - instruments that are truly an amazing value and offer a fantastic player experience.

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 the innovative FST2 bracing system, bi-level rosewood bridge, real bone nut and saddle, great quality tone woods and thin finish.

FST2 is a forward shifted X brace design -- this means the axis of the X is closer to the sound hole 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 Alvarez-Yairi workshops.

The Artist Series sound and personality is open and powerful. FST2 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.

Features

- Alvarez Artist Series
- Solid A+ Sitka Spruce Top Wood
- Rosewood Back & Sides Wood
- Grand Auditorium w/ Cutaway Shape
- Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish Neck
- FST2 Bracing System
- Bi-Level Rosewood Bridge
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- Rosewood Headstock Plate
- Real Bone Nut & Saddle
- Premium Die Cast Tuner
- Rosewood Binding
- D'Addario EXP Strings
- Dovetail Neck Joint
- 14th Fret Neck meets body
- 21 Number of frets
- Baggs SP Pickup / EQ
- Natural/Gloss Top Finish

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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 (mm): 648
- Scale (inches): 25-1/2
- Number of frets: 21
- Nut Width (mm): 44.45
- Nut Width (inches): 1-3/4
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 21 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AG70CEAR
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 314-727-4512
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Overall: Been playing on and off for over 45 yrs. I've played Martins, Taylors, Fenders, Gretsch,Guild and others. Out of the box this is the best setup acoustic I've ever played. The workmanship is spot on from top to bottom and everywhere in between. Unreal sound coming out of this that truly amazes me for the price. The sustain is unreal up and down the fretboard, and the balance between low and high notes is fantastic.I'm seriously thinking about getting a second like I would a great pair of running shoes. What else can I say, stays in tune, sounds tremendous, looks great ( especially with the cutaway for the arm rest) and unreal price for an out of the box acoustic ready to go, no pro setup required for the first time ever for me ! Do yourself a favor and try one out before spending the big dollars !
Style of Music: Just about everything except Rapp
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