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Alvarez ARD70E Artist 70 Series Sloped Shoulder Natural

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6-string Acoustic-electric Artist Series Sloped Shoulder Guitar with Solid A+ Sitka Spruce Top, Layered Rosewood Back and Sides, and B-Band SYS550 Pickup - Natural
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One of Alvarez’s best selling guitars. The ARD70E is a great all round instrument for live work or recording. The spruce/rosewood woods create a sophisticated look and the Sloped Shoulder body shape is perfect. Our Sloped Shoulder has the same scale length as our dreadnoughts but a slightly bigger body with a wider waist that accentuates the midrange.

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 ARD70E Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

  • 6-string Artist Series Sloped Shoulder
  • Layered Rosewood back and sides
  • Clear-sounding solid A+ Sitka Spruce
  • B-Band SYS550 Pick Up
  • Comfortable dimensions

Series Artist Series
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Sloped Shoulder
Body Style Non-Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-Handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Rosewood
Body Bracing FST2
Binding Ivory ABS
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Alvarez
Fingerboard Material Rosewood / Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Inlay Wave
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 25 1/2"
Tuning Machines Premium Die Cast
Bridge Material Bi-Level Rosewood / Pau Ferro
Nut/Saddle Material Real Bone
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Neck Joint Dovetail
Body Width 404mm
Body Depth Heel/Base 96/116
Overall Length 1035mm
Electronics B-Band SYS550 Pick Up
Strings D'Addario EXP16
Case Included None
Manufacturer Part Number ARD70E