Alvarez AD66SHB Acoustic Guitar, Shadowburst (2016)

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Product Ref: 79679

  • African Mahogany Top Delivers a Focused Sound with Strong Mids
  • ‘66 Model is Beautifully Finished & has a Deep Glass-Like Shine
  • Forward Shifted X Bracing System Enhances Strength & Energy
  • Real Bone Nut Offers Excellent Resonance and Sustain
  • D'Addario EXP strings provide Long-Lasting Tone & Ease

Alvarez AD66SHB Acoustic Guitar, Shadowburst (2016)


The Alvarez AD66SHB Acoustic Guitar is constructed with a solid African mahogany top, along with a mahogany body, delivering a beautiful rich sound with added punch. This lightweight tonewood yields a strong, loud tone with plenty of clear trebles. Its classic dreadnought body shape offers a versatile tone with a full dynamice range, that can accommodate a variety of different playing styles. Additional features includes a real bone nut for enhanced sustain, a forward shifted X brace design for durability and Ivory ABS binding. With its versatile tone and lightweight design, this affordable dreadnought is perfect for any level of player.

Product Ref: 79679

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Solid African Mahogany

The Alvarez AD66SHB Acoustic Guitar features an all-mahogany body, which offers a lightweight instrument, as well as a beautiful tone. Mahogany's dense properties produces a bright, rich tone, with plenty of fullness. By using mahogany for the soundboard, the Alvarez AD66SHB Acoustic Guitar delivers a focused sound with strong mids, which is great for recording and live work. In addition, its stunning Shadowburst finish, on the mahogany top brings out the grain to create a warm look to match its tone.


The Alvarez AD66SHB Acoustic Guitar also features a forward shifted X brace design, where both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are scalloped. By moving the 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 Delivers Enhanced Sustain

With its warm and delicate tone, this stunning dreadnought also features a real bone nut, which maintains its authentic appearance and 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, for the optimum performance.

Equipped D'Addario EXP Strings

D’Addario EXP strings are plain steel strings that 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, perfect for any style of playing.


  • Alvarez ‘66 models are beautifully finished and have a deep glass-like shine
  • Solid African mahogany top delivers a focused sound with strong mids, great for recording and live work
  • Forward shifted X brace design offers a larger soundboard and enhances strength and energy
  • The Shadowburst on the mahogany top brings out the grain to create a warm look to match its tone
  • A real bone nut offers an authentic appearance and offers excellent resonance and sustain
  • Ornate details include Ivory ABS binding, rosewood fingerboard with Abalone and mother of pearl inlays, and an intricate rosette around the soundhole
  • 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 African Mahogany
  • Bracing: FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
  • Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood
  • Finish: Shadowburst/Gloss
  • Binding: Ivory ABS

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail
  • Nut: Real Bone
  • Fret Joint: 14th Fret
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood


  • Overall Length (mm): 1042
  • Body Width (mm): 395
  • Body Depth at Heel (mm): 100
  • Body Depth at Base (mm): 124
  • Scale (mm): 648
  • Scale (inches): 25 1/2"
  • Nut Width (mm): 44.45mm
  • Nut Width (inches): 1 3/4"


  • Tuners: Premium Die Cast
  • Strings: D’Addario EXP