Alvarez AP66SHB Acoustic Guitar, Shadowburst (2016)

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Product Ref: 79685

  • Parlor Body Shape Offers a Mid-Range Tone with Powerful Projection
  • African Mahogany Top Delivers a Focused Sound with Strong Mids
  • Perfect for Travelling Musicians, with its Small Body
  • Forward Shifted X Brace Design Enhances Strength & Energy
  • Real Bone Nut Enhances Resonance and Sustain

Alvarez AP66SHB Acoustic Guitar, Shadowburst (2016)

Details

The Alvarez AP66SHB Acoustic Guitar features a compact Parlor shaped body, which is ideal for travelling musicians. Despite its smaller size, the AP66SHB offers a superb mid-range tone with a powerful projection that is ideal for smaller performances or jamming. Crafted with a solid African mahogany top, along with a mahogany body, the AP66SHB provides you with a warm, rich tone that will sit perfectly in any mix. Its elegant body also features ornate details including an abalone and mother of pearl rosette, ivory ABS binding and premium die cast open tuners for a traditional look.

Product Ref: 79685

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Parlor

The Alvarez AP66SHB Acoustic Guitar features a Parlor body, which is slightly smaller than an average sized guitar. The Parlor shape offers a balanced tone with a powerful projection, and also delivers a perfect mid-range tone. This type of body shape has recently had a resurgence with modern players, due to its versatility and compact size, making it a favourite with travelling musicians. Its compact size also accommodates fingerpicking players, as its nipped in waist means it can be held closer to the body.

Solid African Mahogany

This Parlor guitar features an all-mahogany body, providing 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 AP66SHB 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.

Bracing

Like many guitars from Alvarez, the AP66SHB Acoustic Guitar is also equipped with a forward shifted X brace design. This particular type of bracing structure involves both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars been scalloped. This inventive bracing allows for a thinner graduated top, allowing the soundboard to move more freely, providing warmth, clarity, and balance with dynamic midrange. In addition, by moving the system forward it provides a larger soundboard, which is optimised with a solid maple bridge plate for both strength and energy.

Real Bone Nut Enhances Sustain

This stunning Parlor guitar also features a real bone nut, which maintains its authentic appearance and offers excellent resonance and sustain. Another benefit of using a bone nut over modern materials is that a bone nut 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

Finally, the Alvarez AP66SHB Acoustic Guitar, is equipped with a set of D’Addario EXP strings, which 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.

Features

  • Parlor body shape offers a mid-range tone with a powerful projection
  • 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
  • Parlor body shape is perfect for travelling musicians, with its small and compact body
  • Forward shifted X brace design offers a larger soundboard and enhances strength and energy
  • Equipped with 18 frets mounted on a rosewodd fingerboard
  • 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

Specifications

Body & Bridge

  • Series: Alvarez Artist
  • Body Shape: Parlor
  • 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: 12th Fret
  • Number of Frets: 18
  • Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood

Dimensions

  • Overall Length (mm): 985
  • Body Width (mm): 359
  • Body Depth at Heel (mm): 92
  • Body Depth at Base (mm): 96
  • Scale (mm): 610
  • Scale (inches): 24"
  • Nut Width (mm): 44.45mm
  • Nut Width (inches): 1 3/4"

Hardware

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