Alvarez AF60SHB Acoustic Guitar, Shadowburst (2016)

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Product Ref: 79675

  • Folk Body Provides a Full Sounding Guitar Despite its Smaller Body
  • Sitka Spruce Top is Hand Selected & Offering Crisp Articulation
  • Mahogany Back & Sides Delivers a Warm, Dark Tone
  • Real Bone Nut Offers Excellent Resonance & Sustain
  • Slim Waist Gives Extra Comfort When Seated for Finger-Picking

Alvarez AF60SHB Acoustic Guitar, Shadowburst (2016)


The Alvarez AF60SHB Acoustic Guitar features a stunning Folk shaped body which is ideal for finger-picking styles and folk music. Crafted with a sitka spruce top and a mahogany body, the AF60SHB offers a lively and warm tone that is perfect for any style of music. As well as providing a full tone, this stunning folk guitar features a great selection of ornate details, including a mother of pearl and abaone rosette, Ivory ABS binding along with a shadowburst finish. Despite its smaller body size, this beautiful guitar still yields a powerful tone that many people will love. With its combination of tonewoods and delicate features, this affordable guitar is suitable for any level of player.

Product Ref: 79675

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Sitka Spruce Top

This Alvarez Folk guitar model is constructed to get best out of its smaller body. It is a lively and full sounding guitar that is suitable for all styles of playing whether finger style or strumming. Crafted from a solid A grade sitka spruce top, along with a mahogany body, the Alvarez AF60SHB Acoustic Guitar offers 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 AF60SHB produces a powerful, direct and un-muddied sound and will retain its clarity when you strum hard.

Mahogany Body

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.

Folk Body Shape

With its elegant Folk size body, the AF60SHB offers extreme comfort, and is perfect for finger-picking due to its slim waist, which allows for it to be held closer to the body. A Folk body also yields more mid-range presence and punch, providing a power tone despite its small body.

Authentic Real Bone Nut for Enhanced Sustain

The AF60SHB Acoustic Guitar is equipped with a real bone nut, which offers excellent resonance and sustain compared to modern materials. 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.


Featuring a forward shifted X brace design, where both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are scalloped. This moves the system forward and allows for a larger soundboard, which is optimised with a solid maple bridge plate for both strength and energy.

Equipped with D'Addario EXP Strings

Finally, the AF60SHB is equipped with 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 for the optimum performance.


  • Folk body shape provides a lively and full sounding guitar despite its smaller body
  • Sitka Spruce top is hand selected and offers a stunning grain, with crisp articulation and a powerful projection
  • Mahogany back and sides delivers a warm, dark tone that fits well in any mix
  • Forward shifted X brace design delivers a larger soundboard and enhances the sound
  • Ornate details include 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
  • Its nipped in waist provides extra comfort when seated, allowing you to hug the guitar closer to your body for playing finger-picking styles
  • Stunning Shadowburst finish offers a unique appearance
  • D’Addario EXP strings provide a superb, long-lasting tone and playing ease


Body & Bridge

  • Series: Alvarez Artist
  • Body Shape: Folk/OM
  • Back/ Side Wood: Mahogany
  • Top Material: Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
  • Bracing: FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
  • Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood
  • Finish: Shadowburst
  • Binding: Ivory ABS
  • Scale Length: 630mm
  • Body Depth: 96mm

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail
  • Neck Finish: 50/50 Semi gloss finish
  • Nut: Real Bone
  • Nut Width: 44.45mm
  • Fret Joint: 14th Fret
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Abalone & Mother of Pearl
  • Tuners: Premium Die Cast
  • Strings: D’Addario EXP