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Alvarez Grand Auditorium Armrest Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Sporting a comfortable flame maple armrest and on-board LR Baggs StagePro Element preamp, this Alvarez Grand Auditorium is ready for long hours of playing. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Walnut back and sides Balanced tone with a bit of growl in lower mids
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Flamed maple binding Distinct, 3-D appearance
LR Baggs StagePro Element preamp w/ tuner Picks up guitar top's movement; wide dynamic range

Alvarez Grand Auditorium Acoustic

The AGW77CEAR Grand Auditorium armrest acoustic delivers the great tone that the Artist Series is known for while exhibiting Alvarez's ability to produce beautiful, affordable guitars. 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. 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. 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.

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.

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 guitars 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

- Series: Alvarez Artist
- Top Wood: Solid Walnut
- Back & Sides Wood: Dark Walnut
- Shape: Grand Auditorium w/ Armrest
- Neck: Mahogany
- Bracing System: FST2
- Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood / Pau Ferro
- Inlays: Abalone & Mother of Pearl
- Fingerboard: Rosewood / Pau Ferro
- Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
- Tuner: Premium Die Cast
- Binding: Flame Maple
- Strings: D'Addario EXP16
- Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Alvarez products.
- Overall Length (mm): 1042
- Body Width (mm): 402
- Body Depth at Heel (mm): 96
- Body Depth at Base (mm): 116
- 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: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 21 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AGW77CEAR
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 314-727-4512
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Overall: Amazing! Right out of the box ! Perfectly set up...great set of D'Addarrio strings... L.R. Baggs system sound sweet...the Walnut really gives this it's own special sound... somewhere in-between Mahogany and Rosewood...nice mellower tone...back off , she's mine !! Get your own !! Cheers Alvarez , thank you for a fine instrument !!
Style of Music: Rock / oldies / standards / rhythm & blues / funk / singer songwriter
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