The AU70WB/6 is a unique shape build that forms an amalgamation between the portability of the ukulele world and the playability of the guitar world, and is Alvarez's version of the increasingly popular guitalele. Built using amazing quality tonewoods and precisely executed attention to detail, this model's incredible value-for-money makes it the one of the best guitalele-type instruments on the market.
A guitalele (sometimes spelled guitarlele or guilele), also called a kīkū, is a guitar-ukulele hybrid, that is, a 1/4 size guitar, a cross between a classical guitar and a tenor or baritone ukulele. The guitalele combines the portability of a ukulele, due to its small size, with the six single strings and resultant chord possibilities of a classical guitar. It is essentially a modern iteration of the Quint guitar.
Alvarez Ukuleles have been carefully designed to deliver an open sounding and responsive instrument with good projection, volume and fine tone. All Alvarez ukes are constructed with a dovetail neck joint for optimal strength and transfer of energy between the neck and body. The bracing design is a modification on traditional fan style braces to optimize response. The response is also aided by a solid “slotted” rosewood bridge, which enhances projection and helps to make string changes easier and quicker. Other appointments and features include quality-seasoned tonewoods, real bone nut and saddles, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and premium tuners.
Alvarez Artist ukuleles are lively and sophisticated and deliver exceptional player experience.
|Top Material||Solid A+ Sitka Spruce|
|Back & Sides Material||Walnut|
|Binding Material||Ivory ABS|
|Fingerboard Material||Engineered rosewood|
|Body Depth at Heel||72mm|
|Body Depth at Base||80mm|
|Number of Frets||18|
|Neck Meets Body||14th Fret|
|Manufacturer Part Number||AU70WB/6|