The Alvarez ABT60E Baritone Electro Acoustic Guitar features a sitka spruce top combined with a contrasting mahogany body. This wonderful combination of tonewoods provides a rich, dark tone with plenty of projection. With its Baritone voice register, the ABT60E is tuned from B to B offering a deeper tone similar to a dreadnought and acoustic bass. The ABT60 is also complete with a full host of ornate features that adds to its traditional appearance. Tuned from B to B, the ABT60 is pitched between a dreadnought and acoustic bass to give you deep tones with easy playability. Chord shapes and scales are the same as a standard six string but the voicing is lower. This is one of Alvarez’s best selling models and within five minutes of owning one you’ll see why. A great guitar to play.
The SYS550 designed by B-Band is a pro level EQ and pick up that reproduces the sound of the guitar very closely with great clarity. B-BAND use a patented under saddle electret film pick up which eliminates synthetic or processed sounds often heard with Piezo or other styles of pickup. The result is a very true, acoustic sound. SYS550 also has an accurate, backlit chromatic digital tuner.
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.
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.
|Headstock||Traditional Flat with Rosewood Veneer|
|Soundhole Rosette||Artificial Abalone purflings|
|Color/Finish||Open-Pored Satin Gloss (natural finish)|
|Heel Cap||Ivory ABS|
|Top Wood||A+ Sitka spruce|
|Back & Sides Wood||Mahogany|
|Body Purfling||Ivory ABS|
|Neck Profile||D Round|
|Neck Joint||Dove Tail|
|Fingerboard Inlay||12th Fret Decal Inlay|
|Number of Frets||20|
|Scale Length||27 23/32"|
|Tuning Machines||Premium Die Cast|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Neck width at body-neck-joint||2.36"|
|Neck Thickness||0.83" to 0.91"|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Manufacturer Part Number||ABT60E|