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April 30th, 2010

Alvarez Dymr70 Yairi Masterworks Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sunburst


Alvarez Dymr70 Yairi Masterworks Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sunburst


$1999


The Alvarez DYMR70 Yairi Masterworks Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is crafted by a master luthier to meet the needs of the most demanding guitarist. The finest woods were selected and no corners cut to make this outstanding steel string guitar. You could spend more, but you won’t find a better example of guitar builder’s personal pursuit of perfection. This Yairi is truly somthing special. Includes a nice hardshell case.YairiThe wonderful thing about making acoustic guitars is that they are incredibly sensitive and complex instruments. Decades, careers, lifetimes have been spent trying to perfect or find the sound in the luthier’s head, but often it eludes us. Only time, experimentation and experience can help guitar companies get the results guitarists are after.Alvarez-Yairi guitars have held a special place in players’ hearts for nearly fifty years. Some of the greatest songwriters and guitarists ever to grace the planet have played them. So when it comes to updating the Alvarez-Yairi Series, Alvarez did it with great care and the reverence it deserves.Two years of development have resulted in producing the finest guitars Alvarez have ever made. Eloquently voiced instruments, beautifully balanced with a charisma and tonal personality you will fall in love with.The all-new Alvarez-Yairi Series is simply superb.Series: Alvarez-Yairi MasterworksTop Wood: Solid AA Stika SpruceBack and Sides: Wood Solid East Indian RosewoodShape: DreadnoughtNeck: One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck jointBracing System: Handcarved FST2 – Forward-Shifted, Scalloped XBridge: Ebony Direct CoupledInlays: Abalone and Mother of PearlFingerboard: Rosewood with 12th Abalone Fret InlayHeadstock Plate: RosewoodNut & Saddle: Real BoneTuner: Gotoh 510s Gold with Ebony ButtonsBinding: IvoroidBridge Pins: EbonyStrings: D’Addario EXPAccessory: Deluxe wood case

Alvarez Cym75 Yairi Masterworks Classical Acoustic Guitar Natural


Alvarez Cym75 Yairi Masterworks Classical Acoustic Guitar Natural


$1999


The Alvarez CYM75 Yairi Masterworks Classical Acoustic Guitar is crafted by a master luthier to meet the needs of the most demanding classical guitarist. The finest woods were selected and no corners cut to make this outstanding nylon-string guitar. You could spend more, but you won’t find a better example of guitar builder’s personal pursuit of perfection. This Yairi is truly somthing special. Includes a nice hardshell case.YairiThe wonderful thing about making acoustic guitars is that they are incredibly sensitive and complex instruments. Decades, careers, lifetimes have been spent trying to perfect or find the sound in the luthier’s head, but often it eludes us. Only time, experimentation and experience can help guitar companies get the results guitarists are after.Alvarez-Yairi guitars have held a special place in players’ hearts for nearly fifty years. Some of the greatest songwriters and guitarists ever to grace the planet have played them. So when it comes to updating the Alvarez-Yairi Series, Alvarez did it with great care and the reverence it deserves.Two years of development have resulted in producing the finest guitars Alvarez have ever made. Eloquently voiced instruments, beautifully balanced with a charisma and tonal personality you will fall in love with.The all-new Alvarez-Yairi Series is simply superb.Series: Alvarez-Yairi MasterworksTop Wood: Solid AA Western Red CedarBack and Sides Wood: Solid East Indian RosewoodShape: ClassicalNeck: MahoganyBracing System: Handcarved Yairi Fan SystemBridge: RosewoodInlays: Abalone and Mother of PearlFingerboard: EbonyHeadstock Plate: RosewoodNut and Saddle: Real BoneTuner: GotohBinding: Brown ABSStrings: D’Addario EXPAccessory: Deluxe wood case

Alvarez DYMR70 Yairi Masterworks Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sunburst


Alvarez DYMR70 Yairi Masterworks Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sunburst


$1999


The Alvarez DYMR70 Yairi Masterworks Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is crafted by a master luthier to meet the needs of the most demanding guitarist. The finest woods were selected and no corners cut to make this outstanding steel string guitar. You could spend more, but you won’t find a better example of guitar builder’s personal pursuit of perfection. This Yairi is truly somthing special. Includes a nice hardshell case.YairiThe wonderful thing about making acoustic guitars is that they are incredibly sensitive and complex instruments. Decades, careers, lifetimes have been spent trying to perfect or find the sound in the luthier’s head, but often it eludes us. Only time, experimentation and experience can help guitar companies get the results guitarists are after.Alvarez-Yairi guitars have held a special place in players’ hearts for nearly fifty years. Some of the greatest songwriters and guitarists ever to grace the planet have played them. So when it comes to updating the Alvarez-Yairi Series, Alvarez did it with great care and the reverence it deserves.Two years of development have resulted in producing the finest guitars Alvarez have ever made. Eloquently voiced instruments, beautifully balanced with a charisma and tonal personality you will fall in love with.The all-new Alvarez-Yairi Series is simply superb.Series: Alvarez-Yairi MasterworksTop Wood: Solid AA Stika SpruceBack and Sides: Wood Solid East Indian RosewoodShape: DreadnoughtNeck: One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck jointBracing System: Handcarved FST2 – Forward-Shifted, Scalloped XBridge: Ebony Direct CoupledInlays: Abalone and Mother of PearlFingerboard: Rosewood with 12th Abalone Fret InlayHeadstock Plate: RosewoodNut & Saddle: Real BoneTuner: Gotoh 510s Gold with Ebony ButtonsBinding: IvoroidBridge Pins: EbonyStrings: D’Addario EXPAccessory: Deluxe wood case

Alvarez DY88 Yairi Acoustic Electric Guitar Alpine White


Alvarez DY88 Yairi Acoustic Electric Guitar Alpine White


$699.99


This product comes with a case.

Alvarez CYM75 Yairi Masterworks Classical Acoustic Guitar Natural


Alvarez CYM75 Yairi Masterworks Classical Acoustic Guitar Natural


$1999


The Alvarez CYM75 Yairi Masterworks Classical Acoustic Guitar is crafted by a master luthier to meet the needs of the most demanding classical guitarist. The finest woods were selected and no corners cut to make this outstanding nylon-string guitar. You could spend more, but you won’t find a better example of guitar builder’s personal pursuit of perfection. This Yairi is truly somthing special. Includes a nice hardshell case.YairiThe wonderful thing about making acoustic guitars is that they are incredibly sensitive and complex instruments. Decades, careers, lifetimes have been spent trying to perfect or find the sound in the luthier’s head, but often it eludes us. Only time, experimentation and experience can help guitar companies get the results guitarists are after.Alvarez-Yairi guitars have held a special place in players’ hearts for nearly fifty years. Some of the greatest songwriters and guitarists ever to grace the planet have played them. So when it comes to updating the Alvarez-Yairi Series, Alvarez did it with great care and the reverence it deserves.Two years of development have resulted in producing the finest guitars Alvarez have ever made. Eloquently voiced instruments, beautifully balanced with a charisma and tonal personality you will fall in love with.The all-new Alvarez-Yairi Series is simply superb.Series: Alvarez-Yairi MasterworksTop Wood: Solid AA Western Red CedarBack and Sides Wood: Solid East Indian RosewoodShape: ClassicalNeck: MahoganyBracing System: Handcarved Yairi Fan SystemBridge: RosewoodInlays: Abalone and Mother of PearlFingerboard: EbonyHeadstock Plate: RosewoodNut and Saddle: Real BoneTuner: GotohBinding: Brown ABSStrings: D’Addario EXPAccessory: Deluxe wood case

Alvarez THIN LINE YAIRI WY1TWR Acoustic Electric Guitar Wine Red


Alvarez THIN LINE YAIRI WY1TWR Acoustic Electric Guitar Wine Red


$1199.99


This product comes with a case.

Alvarez Cym75 Yairi Masterworks Classical Acoustic Guitar Natural 190839063090


Alvarez Cym75 Yairi Masterworks Classical Acoustic Guitar Natural 190839063090


$1599.2


The Alvarez CYM75 Yairi Masterworks Classical Acoustic Guitar is crafted by a master luthier to meet the needs of the most demanding classical guitarist. The finest woods were selected and no corners cut to make this outstanding nylon-string guitar. You could spend more, but you won’t find a better example of guitar builder’s personal pursuit of perfection. This Yairi is truly somthing special. Includes a nice hardshell case.YairiThe wonderful thing about making acoustic guitars is that they are incredibly sensitive and complex instruments. Decades, careers, lifetimes have been spent trying to perfect or find the sound in the luthier’s head, but often it eludes us. Only time, experimentation and experience can help guitar companies get the results guitarists are after.Alvarez-Yairi guitars have held a special place in players’ hearts for nearly fifty years. Some of the greatest songwriters and guitarists ever to grace the planet have played them. So when it comes to updating the Alvarez-Yairi Series, Alvarez did it with great care and the reverence it deserves.Two years of development have resulted in producing the finest guitars Alvarez have ever made. Eloquently voiced instruments, beautifully balanced with a charisma and tonal personality you will fall in love with.The all-new Alvarez-Yairi Series is simply superb.Series: Alvarez-Yairi MasterworksTop Wood: Solid AA Western Red CedarBack and Sides Wood: Solid East Indian RosewoodShape: ClassicalNeck: MahoganyBracing System: Handcarved Yairi Fan SystemBridge: RosewoodInlays: Abalone and Mother of PearlFingerboard: EbonyHeadstock Plate: RosewoodNut and Saddle: Real BoneTuner: GotohBinding: Brown ABSStrings: D’Addario EXPAccessory: Deluxe wood case

Alvarez CYM75 Yairi Masterworks Classical Acoustic Guitar Natural 190839063090


Alvarez CYM75 Yairi Masterworks Classical Acoustic Guitar Natural 190839063090


$1599.2


The Alvarez CYM75 Yairi Masterworks Classical Acoustic Guitar is crafted by a master luthier to meet the needs of the most demanding classical guitarist. The finest woods were selected and no corners cut to make this outstanding nylon-string guitar. You could spend more, but you won’t find a better example of guitar builder’s personal pursuit of perfection. This Yairi is truly somthing special. Includes a nice hardshell case.YairiThe wonderful thing about making acoustic guitars is that they are incredibly sensitive and complex instruments. Decades, careers, lifetimes have been spent trying to perfect or find the sound in the luthier’s head, but often it eludes us. Only time, experimentation and experience can help guitar companies get the results guitarists are after.Alvarez-Yairi guitars have held a special place in players’ hearts for nearly fifty years. Some of the greatest songwriters and guitarists ever to grace the planet have played them. So when it comes to updating the Alvarez-Yairi Series, Alvarez did it with great care and the reverence it deserves.Two years of development have resulted in producing the finest guitars Alvarez have ever made. Eloquently voiced instruments, beautifully balanced with a charisma and tonal personality you will fall in love with.The all-new Alvarez-Yairi Series is simply superb.Series: Alvarez-Yairi MasterworksTop Wood: Solid AA Western Red CedarBack and Sides Wood: Solid East Indian RosewoodShape: ClassicalNeck: MahoganyBracing System: Handcarved Yairi Fan SystemBridge: RosewoodInlays: Abalone and Mother of PearlFingerboard: EbonyHeadstock Plate: RosewoodNut and Saddle: Real BoneTuner: GotohBinding: Brown ABSStrings: D’Addario EXPAccessory: Deluxe wood case

Alvarez Wy1ts Yairi Stage Om/Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 888366027561


Alvarez Wy1ts Yairi Stage Om/Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 888366027561


$1239.96


A wonderful performance guitar or just for playing for pleasure, the Alvarez Yairi WY1, from the Bob Weir Series AC/EL Folk line, is a medium-depth acoustic guitar with a single cutaway and select tonewoods, most notably a select AA Western red cedar top. The grain on these tops is very close and even, and in concert with the rosewood back and sides, the overall appearance of this instrument is striking. Gloss finish with tobacco sunburst.The top is bound in ivoroid and features a double circle rosette around the centered sound hole. The neck is made of mahogany and is attached to the body with a dovetail joint set at the 14th fret. As soon as you lift this guitar out of the wood frame case it comes with, its quality is evident. The detail, the balance and the stunning beauty of the woods instills a great sense of appreciation for the workmanship and design. It features side dots for player orientation, and a lovely custom inlay at the 12th fret. It is comfortable to wear and sounds great acoustically.The onboard L.R. Baggs Stagepro Element is a side-mounted preamp/EQ that offers battery access and a full chromatic tuner that is hidden beneath the control panel to maintain a clean, classy look. The three-band EQ with phase inversion and Garrett Null notch filter controls deliver warm, pristine sound even under the most challenging conditions. The system includes the Element pickup and pre-wired strapjack. 

In Store Vintage Vintage 1976 Yairi 880 Classical OHSC Natural Classical Acoustic Guitar Natural


In Store Vintage Vintage 1976 Yairi 880 Classical OHSC Natural Classical Acoustic Guitar Natural


$799.99


with original chipboard caseMade In: Japan. This product comes with a case.

Alvarez WY1TS Yairi Stage OM/Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 888366003855


Alvarez WY1TS Yairi Stage OM/Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 888366003855


$1239.96


A wonderful performance guitar or just for playing for pleasure, the Alvarez Yairi WY1, from the Bob Weir Series AC/EL Folk line, is a medium-depth acoustic guitar with a single cutaway and select tonewoods, most notably a select AA Western red cedar top. The grain on these tops is very close and even, and in concert with the rosewood back and sides, the overall appearance of this instrument is striking. Gloss finish with tobacco sunburst.The top is bound in ivoroid and features a double circle rosette around the centered sound hole. The neck is made of mahogany and is attached to the body with a dovetail joint set at the 14th fret. As soon as you lift this guitar out of the wood frame case it comes with, its quality is evident. The detail, the balance and the stunning beauty of the woods instills a great sense of appreciation for the workmanship and design. It features side dots for player orientation, and a lovely custom inlay at the 12th fret. It is comfortable to wear and sounds great acoustically.The onboard L.R. Baggs Stagepro Element is a side-mounted preamp/EQ that offers battery access and a full chromatic tuner that is hidden beneath the control panel to maintain a clean, classy look. The three-band EQ with phase inversion and Garrett Null notch filter controls deliver warm, pristine sound even under the most challenging conditions. The system includes the Element pickup and pre-wired strapjack. 

Alvarez Wy1ts Yairi Stage Om/Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 888366003855


Alvarez Wy1ts Yairi Stage Om/Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 888366003855


$1239.96


A wonderful performance guitar or just for playing for pleasure, the Alvarez Yairi WY1, from the Bob Weir Series AC/EL Folk line, is a medium-depth acoustic guitar with a single cutaway and select tonewoods, most notably a select AA Western red cedar top. The grain on these tops is very close and even, and in concert with the rosewood back and sides, the overall appearance of this instrument is striking. Gloss finish with tobacco sunburst.The top is bound in ivoroid and features a double circle rosette around the centered sound hole. The neck is made of mahogany and is attached to the body with a dovetail joint set at the 14th fret. As soon as you lift this guitar out of the wood frame case it comes with, its quality is evident. The detail, the balance and the stunning beauty of the woods instills a great sense of appreciation for the workmanship and design. It features side dots for player orientation, and a lovely custom inlay at the 12th fret. It is comfortable to wear and sounds great acoustically.The onboard L.R. Baggs Stagepro Element is a side-mounted preamp/EQ that offers battery access and a full chromatic tuner that is hidden beneath the control panel to maintain a clean, classy look. The three-band EQ with phase inversion and Garrett Null notch filter controls deliver warm, pristine sound even under the most challenging conditions. The system includes the Element pickup and pre-wired strapjack. 

Alvarez WY1TS Yairi Stage OM/Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 888366027561


Alvarez WY1TS Yairi Stage OM/Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 888366027561


$1239.96


A wonderful performance guitar or just for playing for pleasure, the Alvarez Yairi WY1, from the Bob Weir Series AC/EL Folk line, is a medium-depth acoustic guitar with a single cutaway and select tonewoods, most notably a select AA Western red cedar top. The grain on these tops is very close and even, and in concert with the rosewood back and sides, the overall appearance of this instrument is striking. Gloss finish with tobacco sunburst.The top is bound in ivoroid and features a double circle rosette around the centered sound hole. The neck is made of mahogany and is attached to the body with a dovetail joint set at the 14th fret. As soon as you lift this guitar out of the wood frame case it comes with, its quality is evident. The detail, the balance and the stunning beauty of the woods instills a great sense of appreciation for the workmanship and design. It features side dots for player orientation, and a lovely custom inlay at the 12th fret. It is comfortable to wear and sounds great acoustically.The onboard L.R. Baggs Stagepro Element is a side-mounted preamp/EQ that offers battery access and a full chromatic tuner that is hidden beneath the control panel to maintain a clean, classy look. The three-band EQ with phase inversion and Garrett Null notch filter controls deliver warm, pristine sound even under the most challenging conditions. The system includes the Element pickup and pre-wired strapjack. 

In Store Vintage Vintage 1984 Alvarez Yairi CY116 Antique Natural Classical Acoustic Guitar Antique Natural


In Store Vintage Vintage 1984 Alvarez Yairi CY116 Antique Natural Classical Acoustic Guitar Antique Natural


$599.99


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Alvarez Artist Series ABT60 Baritone Guitar Natural


Alvarez Artist Series ABT60 Baritone Guitar Natural


$398.49


Alvarez has been making the YB1 Alvarez-Yairi Baritone for years and its popular has remained strong throughout its run. Now they’ve added the Artist Series ABT60 Baritone Guitar, a modern baritone that will surely blow you away. The ABT60 is a member of the Alvarez Artist ’60 Series. Alvarez was careful to get the construction just right to allow this series to sing, and deliver a player experience that’s exceptional for a mid-price instrument.The term “solid top” 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 doesn’t 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 really release the energy a solid soundboard can generate. The 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 a tone and player experience, rarely found in affordable instruments.The sound is warm, open and powerful, and both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. These guitars feel right and are exciting to play and responsive.The solid “A” grade Sitka spruce tops are hand selected from quarter-sawn wood. This ensures consistent quality, and its no secret better guitars are made from better wood. These tops not only look great but they are stiff and strong and finely grained. This allows them to be cut just that tiny bit thinner, which lets them dance a little more and produce a lot more vibration, and ultimately a richer tone.All of the components are made of natural materials such as mother of pearl and abalone inlays, real bone saddles and nuts and rosewood appointments.Case sold separately.Baritone Acoustic GuitarHand selected, “A” grade, solid Sitka spruce topHand sanded, scalloped bracingMahogany back and sidesAlvarez bi-level rosewood bridgeRosewood fingerboardPremium, high gloss finishDovetail neck jointReal bone nut and saddlePaua abalone and mother of pearl inlaysPremium die cast chrome tunersABS bindingD’Addario EXP’sCase sold separately

Alvarez AF610ESB Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar Sunburst


Alvarez AF610ESB Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar Sunburst


$299


After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of the Alvarez culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Their tone woods are carefully cured; components like neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques used are continually researched and developed, and their tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, consistent and lively sound box. The Artist Series sound and personality is open and powerful. 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. The term solid top 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 the 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 their Yairi workshops. FST2 also creates very good balaFeatures: Solid A+ Western Red Cedar TopMahogany Back and SidesHigh Gloss FinishSYS250 3-Band EQ w/TunerFST2M – Forward Shifted Scalloped BracingReal Bone Nut and SaddleRosewood and Abalone RosetteBi-Level, Polished Rosewood BridgeRosewood Fingerboard w/ 12th Fret InlayMahogany Neck w/Semi Gloss FinishRosewood Headstock PlatePremium Chrome TunersDAddario EXP16s1-3/4 in. (44.45mm) nut width and 24-3/4 in. (630mm) scale length

Alvarez Af610esb 12-String Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar Sunburst


Alvarez Af610esb 12-String Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar Sunburst


$349.99


After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of the Alvarez culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Their tone woods are carefully cured; components like neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques used are continually researched and developed, and their tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, consistent and lively sound box. The Artist Series sound and personality is open and powerful. 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. The term solid top 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 the 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 their Yairi workshops. FST2 also creates very good balaFeatures: Solid A+ Western Red Cedar TopMahogany Back and SidesHigh Gloss FinishSYS250 3-Band EQ w/TunerFST2M – Forward Shifted Scalloped BracingReal Bone Nut and SaddleRosewood and Abalone RosetteBi-Level, Polished Rosewood BridgeRosewood Fingerboard w/ 12th Fret InlayMahogany Neck w/Semi Gloss FinishRosewood Headstock PlatePremium Chrome TunersDAddario EXP16s1-3/4 in. (44.45mm) nut width and 24-3/4 in. (630mm) scale length

Alvarez Ag660eshb Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Shadow Burst


Alvarez Ag660eshb Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Shadow Burst


$399.99


The Artist Series AG660ESHB is an elegant, cosmetically rich Grand Auditorium guitar with a powerful and open sound. The solid mahogany top with gloss finish helps produce a focused tone making this instrument great for recording and live work. The Shadowburst finish on the 660 is stunning, carefully crafted to produce a mirror deep shine and sophisticated appearance. It is fitted with the SYS250 3-band EQ with notch filter and backlit digital tuner.Along with a more angled headstock, the AG660ESHB features their bi-level bridge which increases string tension by making the break angle of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to the sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of a real bone nut and saddle.Artist SeriesEach model of the Artist Series 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 tonewoods and a thin finish. The 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 their 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.Alvarez GuitarsAfter 50 years of making guitars, contiBodyBody type:Grand AuditoriumCutaway:Non-cutawayTop wood:Solid African MahoganyBack & sides:MahoganyBracing pattern:Forward shifted patternScalloped XBody finish: Semi-gloss with gloss topOrientation:Right handedNeckNeck shape:Info not availableNut width:1.75 in. (44.45 mm)Fingerboard:RosewoodNeck wood:MahoganyScale length:25.5 in.Number of frets:21Neck finish:Semi-glossElectronicsPickup/preamp:YesBrand:B-Band Configuration:Sidemounted preampPreamp EQ:3-bandFeedback filter:Notch, PhaseTuner:YesOtherHeadstock overlay:RosewoodTuning machines:Premium ChromeBridge:RosewoodSaddle & nut:Real BoneNumber of strings:6-stringSpecial features:TonewoodsCase:Sold separatelyAccessories:NoneCountry of origin:China

Alvarez Artist Series Abt60 Baritone Guitar Natural


Alvarez Artist Series Abt60 Baritone Guitar Natural


$398.49


Alvarez has been making the YB1 Alvarez-Yairi Baritone for years and its popular has remained strong throughout its run. Now they’ve added the Artist Series ABT60 Baritone Guitar, a modern baritone that will surely blow you away. The ABT60 is a member of the Alvarez Artist ’60 Series. Alvarez was careful to get the construction just right to allow this series to sing, and deliver a player experience that’s exceptional for a mid-price instrument.The term “solid top” 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 doesn’t 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 really release the energy a solid soundboard can generate. The 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 a tone and player experience, rarely found in affordable instruments.The sound is warm, open and powerful, and both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. These guitars feel right and are exciting to play and responsive.The solid “A” grade Sitka spruce tops are hand selected from quarter-sawn wood. This ensures consistent quality, and its no secret better guitars are made from better wood. These tops not only look great but they are stiff and strong and finely grained. This allows them to be cut just that tiny bit thinner, which lets them dance a little more and produce a lot more vibration, and ultimately a richer tone.All of the components are made of natural materials such as mother of pearl and abalone inlays, real bone saddles and nuts and rosewood appointments.Case sold separately.Baritone Acoustic GuitarHand selected, “A” grade, solid Sitka spruce topHand sanded, scalloped bracingMahogany back and sidesAlvarez bi-level rosewood bridgeRosewood fingerboardPremium, high gloss finishDovetail neck jointReal bone nut and saddlePaua abalone and mother of pearl inlaysPremium die cast chrome tunersABS bindingD’Addario EXP’sCase sold separately

Alvarez Ad610efm Limited Edition Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural


Alvarez Ad610efm Limited Edition Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural


$479


The Alvarez Artist Series AD610EFM is an exclusive model designed to demonstrate the high quality Alvarez is able to deliver at such value. Cosmetically, this guitar is incredibly rich with a flawless gloss finish that shows the flamed mahogany back and sides beautifully. The top is AA North American solid Sitka spruce and is married to Alvarezs awesome forward shifted, scalloped bracing system.The body is bound in maple and other premium components are used throughout, including real bone nut and saddle, mother-of-pearl and abalone inlays and premium tuners. This model is also fitted with the SYS100 undersaddle active pickup with a discreet system that houses the preamp in the pickup jack and tone and volume controls in a small soundhole console.Each Artist Series model, like the AD610EFM, 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 their Yairi workshops.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. Case sold separately.BodyBody type:DreadnoughtCutaway:Non-cutawayTop wood:AASitka SpruceBack & sides:FlamedMahoganyBracing pattern:Forward shifted scallopedBody finish:High GlossOrientation:Right handedNeckNeck shape:Info not availableNut width:1.75 in. (44.45 mm)Fingerboard:RosewoodNeck wood:MahoganyScale length:25.5 in.Number of frets:20Neck finish:Semi-glossElectronicsPickup/preamp:YesBrand:B-BandConfiguration:Undersaddle piezoPreamp EQ:1-bandFeedback filter:NoTuner:NoOtherHeadstock overlay:RosewoodTuning machines:Premium ChromeBridge:RosewoodSaddle & nut:Real BoneNumber of strings:6-stringSpecial features:NoneCase:Sold separatelyAccessories:NoneCountry of origin:China