Alvarez YB70 Baritone Acoustic Guitar (with Case)

Get low with this long-scale baritone acoustic guitar. Alvarez's efficient direct-coupled ebony bridge plate offers lively, vibrant, responsive tone.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
AA-grade Sitka spruce top Crisp and bright tone; projects well
Genuine bone nut and saddle Enhanced sonic character
Rosewood back and sides Warm tone with long sustain
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel

The Alvarez-Yairi luthiers really had their work cut out for them when they set out to create a "next level" baritone acoustic with world-class tone & playability. The YB70 is the end result, and it's everything they wanted it to be -- and then some!

With a forward-shifted, scalloped bracing system, the YB70 really roars, with a low B string that'll knock the wind out of you. An extended dovetail neck block and extended-length truss rod adds significant structural rigidity and stability. The direct-coupled ebony bridge plate creates a more efficient transfer of energy from the strings to the top, making the YB70 lively, vibrant, and responsive -- never floppy or mushy like your typical de-tuned acoustic.
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

- Top: Solid AA Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides: Rosewood
- Shape: Baritone
- Neck: One piece mahogany
- Neck finish: 50/50 Semi-gloss finish
- Neck Joint: Dovetail, extended neck
- Neck meets body 14th Fret
- Bracing: FST2M, Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
- Bridge: Rosewood Direct Coupled
- Inlays: Abalone & Mother of Pearl
- Fingerboard: Rosewood with 12th Abalone Fret Inlay
- Headstock Plate: Rosewood
- Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
- Tuners: Gotoh Gold
- Binding: Ivoroid
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Strings: D'Addario EXP
- Scale: 27 23/32"
- Number of frets: 20
- Nut Width: 1 23/32"
- Accessory: Deluxe wood case
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 22.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 21 x 12 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): YB70

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 314-727-4512

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted September 29, 2020 by Ron F in Bristol, TN
"Magnificent guitar, magnificent service from ZZounds."
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Very impressed with this guitar and zZounds. Guitar: I have 3 Taylors so high quality is expected. For $1400 I think this in an incredible value. The sound is great. The workmanship and finish is perfect. The tuners may be better than what is on my Taylors. Incredibly smooth. The neck is perfect. The saddle may be 1/32" too high for me, but I will adjust this after the guitar settles in a bit. I find that it needs to be played gently or the sound just muddles a bit, thus lowering the saddle will help my playing style. I contacted Alvarez a couple of times with questions and Tom was immediate and accurate in his response. The only drawback, and maybe not really a drawback, is that the case is very lightly made. For me, carrying it occasionally to a buddy's house to play, this is a plus. My Taylor cases are very. very heavy. For someone needing protection when touring this case might be a bit light. Highly recommend this guitar. A great buy for the price for sure. Would do it again.

Gentle guitar. Needs light touch or it will muddle up on deepest strings.

Love the clear pick guard. It is pictured here with a black pick guard I think, but on the Alvarez site with clear. So glad mine came with a clear guard.

Ease of Use
Very playable. Will need a bit more hand strength. Will need to learn how to transpose on the fly to play with other musicians. Not a problem.

Quality read more
Extremely well made. Most impressed. Like the lack of fret dots on the fretboard. Very simple clean lines.

Very much worth the $1400. I suspect the laminate version at $400 is also well made.

Manufacturer Support
Incredible. Immediate response from Tom. Most impressed.

The Wow Factor
Just adds a different tonal aspect to my mostly solo playing.

Musical Background:
Pure acoustic musician and singer. 30 years experience. 4 guitars, 3 mandolins, 1 acoustic bass

Musical Style:
Folk/Americana. Playing older rock music on wooden instruments thru microphones. No processing, no effects.
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