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Alvarez ALJ2E Artist Little Jumbo Natural

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6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, and Laurel Fingerboard - Natural

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With its Artist line, Alvarez proves that quality isn’t just reserved for the pros! A few strums of the ALJ2E Artist Little Jumbo acoustic-electric guitar will be proof positive. You’ll find yourself enjoying the open voicing, balanced projection, and lively response of this enchanting little guitar. With a solid top of A+ Sitka spruce, combined with African mahogany back and sides, you’ll find the Artist Little Jumbo’s voice formidable. You’ll also discover it to be a superbly smooth player, boasting a mahogany neck and Indian laurel fingerboard. The perfect travel companion, the Artist Little Jumbo has a scale length of 23-5/8 inches and an overall length of 37 inches. To finish it off, this petite guitar comes equipped with an Alvarez SYS250 active preamp and under-saddle pickup design for rich, realistic sound wherever your music takes you.

A Little Jumbo with a big voice

Alvarez’s award-winning Artist Series have become coveted guitars around Music Experience, and it’s easy to see and hear why. Each model starts strong with a solid top; namely, this Little Jumbo happens to show off an A+ Sitka spruce top with a balanced projection. This guitar also makes use of its forward-shifted Type 2 bracing pattern to harness optimal full-body resonance and double down on top strength. The African mahogany of the back and sides adds to the delightful voice of this little guitar for a voice that’s focused and instantly responsive. The mahogany neck of the Artist Little Jumbo rests easily in the hand with a shape that goes from a soft “V” to a “C” shape. It’s joined to the body with a dovetail neck joint to enhance full-body resonance and is capped with a delightfully playable Indian laurel fingerboard.

Equipped with Alvarez’s SYS250 electronics system

Like all travel-sized guitars, the Artist Series Little Jumbo guitar was crafted to go wherever you take it. Equipped with an Alvarez SYS250 EQ and pickup system, that means this Little Jumbo can hit the stage, too! With this electronic system you’ll find superb performance and acoustic reproduction that brings the endearing personality of this miniature guitar to life. The Alvarez SYS250 also boasts a chromatic precision tuner, a backlit LCD screen, and a 4-band EQe

What Alvarez Says...

Whether you’re ready to travel, hit the beach or laze around the house, small body acoustic guitars can be the perfect companion, which is one reason demand never seems to slow. With a few tweaks and careful design, small body guitars can sound fantastic and much louder and balanced than you might think. The ALJ2 is a fantastic “Little Jumbo” with wonderful projection and balance. It’s made with high-grade solid Sitka top and is carefully designed to get the best out of its small body while staying clear and balanced. Many small-bodied guitars will have a “tubby” or “muddy” voicing. We’ve managed to give the voice clarity, balance and volume, making it a fun instrument to play and a great travel companion. Carefully designed with a unique bracing pattern and arched back to give you an incredible tone and response from a small-bodied guitar, the ALJ2 is a serious little instrument. The ALJ2 is fitted with the SYS250 EQ with backlit tuner and comes with a 15mm DuoFoam Deluxe gig bag, ready for a journey.

About Artist Series

Alvarez Artist Series represents our commitment to quality and care. Our goal is to create an instant bond between you and your guitar through meticulous design in bracing, voicing and overall construction. Every component—from our bi-level bridge to our solid bridge plates and neck blocks—is carefully considered to deliver the best response possible from solid-top construction. Artist Series guitars are responsive with impressive projection and balance that make them both rewarding and inspiring to play. With a huge selection of body shapes and wood configurations, Artist Series has a guitar for everyone. For a more focused, woody tone, choose a Mahogany top. For a broader, more open projection, choose Sitka. For a warm response to a lighter, melodic touch, choose Cedar.

Our Approuch to the Build

All of our solid tops are selected by our team and graded independently of our suppliers. If it isn’t worthy, it isn’t used. Our laminated backs and sides are uniquely constructed with Mahogany as our middle layer, and our inner and outer layers are always matched. Artist guitars strike the right balance between strength and vibration, crafting a voice to both inspire and give players “tools in the tone.” Alongside this approach to development lies our respect for sourcing, preparation and nurturing the wood we use to make our guitars. No matter how considered design may be, it can only be as good as the wood we use to realize them. Our all-solid wood tops, backs and sides, as well as the mahogany used for our necks, go through a curing process developed over years to create stability, strength and tonal benefits. Depending on the wood and its use, this process takes many months or even years for some of our models. After months-long seasoning, we perform an extra drying stage in thermo-kilns to further enhance wood stability and improve resonance. We call this process ATR—Advanced Tonal Response. ATR™ is a form of torrefaction—oxygen controlled, vacuum curing at special temperatures to remove more moisture and volatiles such as saps and sugars from the wood.

  • ATR™ makes our wood more stable when exposed to adverse dry or humid climates. While we can’t stop the effects of dryness or moisture saturation that can damage guitars, ATR™ goes a long way in helping our guitars become more resilient. Guitars will move or change according to the environment they are in and are more likely to move within the first two years from their production. A guitar usually becomes drier as it ages; this is one of the reasons why players often like the sound of an older guitar. ATR™ advances the natural, post-build drying process so the wood behaves as if it were more mature, stable, and resonant from the first day it is used.
  • The effects of ATR™ are also audible in the instrument. The biggest difference is the clarity and separation between notes and the overall response of the guitar. As the top is drier, it’s also quicker, more resonant, more open, even louder. New guitars can sometimes take time to reach this state as the wood dries over the years. ATR accelerates this effect to deliver a more sophisticated and complex voicing from day one.

Our caring approach to development comes from one unwavering goal: To deliver the best guitars in the market at every price point—instruments of a truly remarkable value that offer an unparalleled player experience.

Alvarez ALJ2E Artist Little Jumbo Natural Features:

  • From Alvarez’s Artist Series, a solid top guitar line imbued with quality and commitment to design
  • Little Jumbo travel-sized guitar perfect for players with smaller hands
  • Solid A+ Sitka spruce top adds brightness and balanced projection
  • African mahogany back and sides add focus and a lively response
  • Forward-shifted Type 2 bracing pattern doubles down on resonance and strength
  • Mahogany neck with comfortable soft “V” to “C” shape capped with Indian laurel fingerboard
  • 23-5/8-inch scale length with an overall body measurement of 37 inches
  • Alvarez SYS250 active preamp and under-saddle pickup design for rich, realistic sound

Series Artist
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Little Jumbo
Body Style Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-Handed
Color Natural
Finish Open Pore
Top Wood Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood African Mahogany
Body Bracing FST2 Forward Shifted
Binding ABS
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Soft V to a C shape
Fingerboard Material Indian Laurel
Fingerboard Inlay Alvarez Acrylic
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 23 5/8"
Tuning Machines Premium Die Cast
Bridge Material Bi-Level Indian Laurel
Nut/Saddle Material Bone/Bone
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Neck Joint Dovetail
Body Width 362
Body Depth Heel/Base 90/104mm
Overall Length 946mm
Electronics Alvarez SYS250 preamp, under saddle pickup
Strings D'Addario XTAPB1253, .012-.053
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number ALJ2E