Alvarez AD60-12CE 12-String Electro Acoustic Guitar (2016)
Alvarez AD60-12CE 12-String Electro Acoustic Guitar (2016)Details
The Alvarez AD60-12CE 12-String Electro Acoustic Guitar features an elegant dreadnought cutaway body shape, offering you elegant curves, comfort and a versatile tone. Crafted from grade A sitka spruce and a mahogany body, this guitar yields a warm, rich tone that works well in any mix. Unlike the acoustic version, the AD60-12CE is equipped with a LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up, along with a discreet sidemount EQ and built-in tuner. Additional features include ivory ABS binding, an intricate rosette and a black pickguard. With its versatile tone, powerful tone and affordable price, the AD60-12CE 12-String Electro Acoustic Guitar is ideal for any level of player.
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12 String Guitar
This stunning 12 string electro acoustic guitar from Alvarez 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 AD60-12CE 12-String Electro Acoustic Guitar is the perfect choice for adding a depth to your performances, as well as versatility.
LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
Unlike its acoustic brother, the Alvarez AD60-12CE 12-String is equipped with a LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up that delivers a powerful volume for larger events. This innovative Element was engineered to mirror the soundboard’s actual movement as you play, and features a flexible film sensor only 2 thousandths of an inch thick which picks up the guitar’s most delicate nuances. Furthermore, its discreet EQ sidemount located on the upper bout, allows you to effortlessly achieve the perfect tone, and also tune up with its additional built-in tuner.
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. Its smooth cutaway design, offers more than just a visual appeal and allows easier access to the higher frets, offering tonal versatility.
Sitka Spruce & Mahogany
The Alvarez AD60-12CE 12-String Electro Acoustic Guitar is beautifully crafted from 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 AD60-12CE 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.
Authentic Real Bone Nut
Alvarez strive to offer the best quality at the best price, and pay attention to every single detail of each guitars construction. The AD60-12CE 12-String Acoustic Guitar 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 AD60-12CE'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.
- Equipped with LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up, with a discreet sidemount EQ
- Includes a built-in chromatic tuner for quick and easy tuning between performances
- 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
- Cutaway design allows easier access to the higher frets, and offers a more versatile playing style
- 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 Cutaway
- 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
Hardware & Electronics
- Electronics: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
- Tuners: Premium Die Cast
- Strings: D’Addario EXP
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