- Inspection and Set-up
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AWARD WINNING DESIGN AND SOUND INCREDIBLE VALUE
Without doubt one of the world’s leading lines of solid top guitars. Artist Series takes quality to the next level and leaves others behind through incredible attention to detail and design, delivering a rare level of value.
Tonally, Artist Series has excellent performance and achieves clear balance and response across all strings. Energetic projection is helped by our FST2 bracing system, which we hope helps inspire your playing and enjoyment of the guitar.
Artist AG66CESHB-DELUXE Grand Auditorium acoustic electric guitar with cutaway. Comes with the LR Baggs VTC Element pickup. This model has a solid African Mahogany top with a shadowburst, gloss finish. The back and sides are made of African Mahogany with semi-gloss finish. The binding is made of Acacia.
- Small batch, custom model designed to our specifications
- Solid African Mahogany top with a Shadowburst, Gloss Finish
- African Mahogany Semi-Gloss Finish Back and Sides
- LR Baggs VTC Element Pickup
Alvarez uses traditional style construction for its classical guitars, incorporating a Spanish heel neck joint and tapered fan bracing to deliver stability, balance and volume across all six strings. The Artist 65’s are very responsive guitars with a warm and open voice.
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 hand finished, scalloped bracing, real bone nuts and saddles, great quality tone woods and thin finish.
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.
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.
Thank you for choosing Alvarez.
- Length 40.75
- Width 15.91
- Height 4.57
At Easy Music Center, we care for our instruments from the moment they arrive to when they ship to your door. All instruments are stored in a climate controlled environment and put through a 12-point inspection checklist before being shipped.
First, we check the finish of the instrument, carefully inspecting any blemishes on the surface. Next, we check the playability and setup by inspecting and adjusting the truss rod (if available), bridge, nut, and frets to manufacturer factory specifications. Any request made outside of manufacturer factory specifications can incur additional charges for parts and labor. If the instrument has electronics, we test all of the electronic components to make sure they are functioning properly.
After a thorough inspection, we then move on to maintenance. We start by lubricating any moving parts on the instrument, such as tuning machines. We then move on to cleaning and oiling the fretboard along with the frets.
Once maintenance is done, we stretch and tune the strings and play test the instrument. After this, we do a final inspection and clean/detail the instrument before packing it up for shipment.
We’re excited to be a part of your instrument buying experience.