Alvarez Artist Series AC65HCE Acoustic Electric Hybrid Classical Guitar
- Model: Classical w/ Cutaway
- Top Wood: Solid A+ Western Red Cedar-Natural/Gloss
- Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany
- Neck: Spanish Heel, Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
- Neck Meets Body: 14th Fret
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Strings: DAddario EXP
- Tuner: Chrome Open Gear Strip
- Pickup EQ: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
- Headstock Plate: Rosewood
- Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
- Binding: Rosewood
- Bracing System: Traditional Spanish Fan System
- Scale: 650mm (25 19/32"inches)
- Dimensions: 1016 x 373 x 96(heel) / 103(base) mm
- Number of Frets: 22
Alvarez uses traditional style construction for its entire classical guitar line 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 tone.
This acoustic electric hybrid model is fitted with the fantastic LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element pick up for optimal live performance. It also has a narrower nut width than a standard classical guitar, with a radius fingerboard and neck that joins at the 14th fret instead of the 12th. Favored by steel string players looking for the nylon string sound and feel.
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.