Alvarez AD66SHB Artist Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Pau Ferro/Indian Laurel Fretboard - Shadow Burst Overview :ARTIST 66 SERIES DREADNOUGHT, SHADOWBURST GLOSS FINISH
The ‘66 models are beautifully finished and have a deep glass-like shine. Our Shadowburst on Mahogany brings out the grain to create a warm look to match its tone. Our mahogany top guitars have a focused sound with strong mids, great for recording and live work.
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.
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.
The Artist Series sound and personality is open and powerful. FST2 also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other.
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.Specifications :
- Top Wood : Solid African Mahogany
- Back & Sides Wood : Mahogany
- Shape : Dreadnought
- Neck : Mahogany
- Bracing System : FST2
- Bridge : Bi-Level Pau Ferro/Indian Laurel
- Inlays : Abalone & Mother of Pearl
- Fingerboard : Pau Ferro / Indian Laurel
- Nut & Saddle : Real Bone
- Tuner : Premium Die Cast
- Binding : Ivory ABS