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Alvarez AP66 Parlor Acoustic Guitar, Shadowburst

This parlor-sized acoustic guitar offers charming vintage looks, easy playability, and crystal-clear tones for performers and hobbyists alike. (22) Read 22 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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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

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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
Shadowburst
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AP66SHB
Blemished, Shadowburst
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 19 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 314-727-4512
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Overall: I don't usually write reviews, but this guitar wowed me. I love the look of the shadowburst, the feel of the neck, and the sound of this little gem. I have owned several alvarez guitars over the years, and love them, so does my little brother who usually inherits mine. I bought this guitar for bottleneck slide, and the setup was perfect for slide out of the box. However, for regular play I would say you would have to lower the action. But there is plenty of saddle (real bone) to accommodate that kind of setup. Exceptional value at this price, and as always zZounds is the best.
Style of Music: i like country blues, fingerstyle and have been known to strum some as well
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Overall: I am not a fan of spruce tops and mahogany back/sides. In fact, I own two acoustics which are solid rosewood with spruce. So... I was skeptical of a 325 dollar parlor which was all mahogany. WOW! This guitar sounds good. Very bright and an expanded midrange that makes for wonderful sound. I was also very surprised at the projection from such a small body guitar. I basically bought the AP66 for sitting in an easy chair and practicing without a large body instrument on my lap. Now I can sit with both a small and comfortable practice guitar, and all the sounds that help me make better music! I am definitely a convert to all mahogany guitars. Rosewood is great for highs and lows, but mahogany is a GREAT overall sounding guitar for all ranges.
Style of Music: Christian mostly, some rock
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