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Alvarez ABT60E Artist 60 Series Baritone Natural

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6-string Baritone Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid A+ Sitka spruce, Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, and B-Band SYS550 Pickup - Natural
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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.

Sounds great plugged in

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.

Quality Alvarez construction

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. 

Solid as a Rock

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

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.

Alvarez ABT60E Artist 60 Series Baritone Features:

  • 6-string Artist Series Baritone
  • Layered Mahogany back and sides
  • Clear-sounding solid Cedar top
  • B-Band SYS550 Pick Up
  • Comfortable dimensions
String Type Baritone
Headstock Traditional Flat with Rosewood Veneer
Body Shape Jumbo
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
Binding Ivory ABS
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Profile D Round
Neck Joint Dove Tail
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay 12th Fret Decal Inlay
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 27 23/32"
Tuning Machines Premium Die Cast
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Bone/Bone
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Neck width at body-neck-joint 2.36"
Neck Thickness 0.83" to 0.91"
Body-neck-joint 14th Fret
Country of Origin China
Electronics B-Band
Strings D'Addario EXP
Case Included None
Manufacturer Part Number ABT60E

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