Alvarez AD60L – Left Handed Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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Alvarez AD60L – Left Handed Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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ALVAREZ ARTIST AD60L DREADNOUGHT LEFT HANDED

NATURAL FINISH

Artist Dreadnoughts are powerful and rewarding, great for strumming, flat-picking and lead work.

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

We believe our multi award winning Artist Series is one of the finest solid top guitar lines in the world today and demonstrates our commitment to design.

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 our 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 our 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. For a more focused sound with fewer overtones, choose a mahogany top. For power, go for Sitka. For warmth and response to a lighter touch, choose a Cedar top.

All of our tops are selected by our team and graded independently of our suppliers. If it isn’t worthy, we won’t use it. Top quality improves as you move up the Artist Series models but all are stiff and finely grained.

Along with a more angled headstock, our bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angel of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to our sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.

Artist Series also demonstrates our great finishing capabilities; the gloss models have a clear deep shine from a finish that is applied as thinly as possible, again to help optimize tone. Thank you for choosing Alvarez.

KEY FEATURES

SeriesAlvarez Artist

Top WoodSolid A+ Sitka Spruce

Back & Sides WoodMahogany

ShapeDreadnought

NeckMahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish

Bracing SystemFST2M – Forward Shifted, Scalloped X

BridgeBi-Level Rosewood

FingerboardRosewood/12th Fret Inlay

Headstock PlateRosewood

Nut & SaddleReal Bone

TunerPremium Die Cast

BindingIvory ABS

Bridge PinsPPS

StringsD’Addario EXP

 

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length (mm) : 1042

Body Width (mm) : 395

Body Depth at Heel (mm) : 100

Body Depth at Base (mm) : 124

Scale (mm) : 648

Scale (inches) : 25 1/2″

Number of frets : 21

Nut Width (mm) : 44.45

Nut Width (inches) : 1 3/4″

PRODUCT MATERIALS

SeriesAlvarez Artist

Top Wood; Solid A+ Sitka Spruce

Top Finish : Natural/Gloss

Back & Sides : WoodMahogany

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Neck JointDovetail

Neck Meets Body14th Fret

Additional information

Guitar type

Acoustic, Dreadnought

Preamp

N / A

Right-handed / Left-handed

Left handed

Top Material

Hand Selected 'A' Grade, Solid Sitka Spruce

Back & Sides Material

Mahogany

Fingerboard

Rosewood

Neck

Dovetail Neck Joint

Machine heads

Premium die cast chrome

Bridge

Alvarez bi-level rosewood

Thongs

D'Addario EXP's

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