Alvarez Artist Series ABT60CE-8 SHB 8 String Acoustic Electric Baritone Guitar
- Series: Alvarez Artist
- Top Wood: Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Meets Body: 14th Fret
- Bracing System: FST2M-Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
- Bridge: Bi-Level Indian Laurel /Rosewood
- Inlays: Mother of Pearl
- Fingerboard: Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay
- Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
- Tuner: Premium Die Cast
- Bridge Pins: PPS Synthetic Bone
- Strings: Custom D'Addario EXP23 + Octaves
- Pickup/Eq: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pickup
Inspired by the success of our ABT60 Baritone guitar, the ABT60CE-8BK 8-string baritone acoustic again opens the doors of inspiration for players looking to expand the possibilities of their sound with a truly unique instrument. Tuned from B to B with octave strings adding an incredible chime and sparkle to the 3rd and 4th strings, the ABT60CE-8BK is truly a joy to explore. Delivered in a stunning black finish with a cutaway to allow for optimum mobility across the fretboard, the ABT60CE-8BK also features a fantastic electronics system, the LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up.
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, designed and lively soundbox.
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 of its components, and for them to work together to produce balance, lively projection and great response. These components include a bracing architecture that is specifically designed for each body shape or tonal requirement. Our Bi-level bridge is designed to heighten string tension and improve sustain and response. Real bone nut and saddle, premium tonewoods, and our crafted attenuated finish all further the quality of construction and positively impact the performance of the instrument.
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.
Thank you for choosing Alvarez.