Alvarez AD60-12 12-String Acoustic Guitar (2016)
Alvarez AD60-12 12-String Acoustic Guitar (2016)Details
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12 String Guitar
A 12 string guitar possesses a superb richness and fullness that you simply cannot achieve from a standard 6 string guitar. The strings are tuned in octaves with those of the upper two courses tuned in unison, providing a full tone. The Alvarez AD60-12 12-String Acoustic Guitar is the perfect choice for adding a depth to your performances, as well as versatility.
Dreadnought Body Shape
The dreadnought body shape is one of the most popular guitar shapes around. With its elegant curves, the dreadnought body shape offers a versatile voice that is evenly balanced across the tonal spectrum, and can be used in any mix. In addition, this popular body shape accommodates many different playing styles, making it a favourite choice amongst acoustic players.
Sitka Spruce & Mahogany
The Alvarez AD60-12 12-String Acoustic Guitar features a solid A grade sitka spruce top, along with a mahogany body offering a traditional appearance and a superb tone. This stunning sitka spruce top has been especially hand selected from quarter-sawn wood, and produces a crisp, versatile tone suitable for many styles of playing. The AD60-12 produces a powerful, direct and un-muddied sound and will retain its clarity when you strum hard. As well as sitka spruce, mahogany is also a dense wood that is capable of delivering a a warm and woody tone with a slightly emphasised mid range. Mahogany also offers a balanced tone that accommodates a versatile range of different playing styles, and is a great choice for those looking for one instrument that can handle many styles from fingerstyle to strumming.
Bracing Enhances the Strength
Like many acoustic models from Alvarez, this beautiful 12 string guitar also features a forward shifted X brace design. This type of design includes scalloped X braces and asymmetric tone bars. By moving the bracing system forward, it provides a larger soundboard, which is optimised with a solid maple bridge plate for both strength and energy.
Real Bone Nut
The Alvarez AD60-12 12-String Acoustic Guitar also features a real bone nut, which maintains its authentic appearance. The main purpose of a using a real bone nut compared to modern materials is due the fact that bone offers excellent resonance and sustain. A bone nut also delivers a very balanced tone, and will last a long time. In addition, this type of nut naturally self lubricates and helps you stay in tune for longer.
D'Addario EXP strings Deliver a Superb Tone
As well as offering an excellent combination of features to provide a powerful acoustic tone, the AD60-12's final ingredient is a set of D’Addario EXP strings. These plain steel strings feature hexagonal cores made of revolutionary NY High Carbon Steel. Manufactured in New York, these newly engineered, break-resistant, high-carbon strings deliver unprecedented strength and pitch stability.
- Dreadnought body delivers a versatile tone and can accommodate any playing style
- 12 Strings deliver a full, rich tone that cannot be achieved on a standard 6 string guitar
- Sitka Spruce soundboard offers a stunning grain, with crisp articulation and a powerful projection
- Mahogany body delivers a warm, dark tone worthy of any playing style
- Forward shifted X brace design delivers a larger soundboard
- Ornate details include a black pickguard, Ivory ABS binding, detailed rosette and mother of pearl and abalone inlays
- A real bone nut offers an authentic appearance and offers excellent resonance and sustain
- Bi-Level Rosewood bridge delivers a unique appearance
- D’Addario EXP strings provide a superb, long-lasting tone and playing ease
Body & Bridge
- Series: Alvarez Artist
- Body Shape: Dreadnought
- Back/ Side Wood: Mahogany
- Top Material: Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
- Bracing: FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
- Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood
- Finish: Natural/Gloss
- Binding: Ivory ABS
- Scale Length: 648mm
- Body Depth: 100mm
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Joint: Dovetail
- Neck Finish: 50/50 Semi gloss finish
- Nut: Real Bone
- Nut Width: 48mm
- Fret Joint: 14th Fret
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
- Tuners: Premium Die Cast
- Strings: D’Addario EXP
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