Alvarez AP70E Electro Acoustic Guitar (2016)

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Product Ref: 79688

  • Equipped with a LR Baggs StagePro EQ & Element Pick Up
  • Built-In Chromatic Tuner for Quick and Easy Tuning
  • Crafted with a Sitka Spruce Top, with a Rosewood Body
  • Parlor Body Shape is Perfect For Travelling Musicians
  • Equipped with 18 Frets on a Rosewood Fingerboard

Alvarez AP70E Electro Acoustic Guitar (2016)

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The Alvarez AP70E Electro Acoustic Guitar is a stunning example of the superb craftsmanship from Alvarez. Featuring a hand selected solid sitka spruce top, with a rosewood body, the AP70E delivers a versatile properties with a consistent tone. As well as providing a great acoustic voice, this curvy parlor guitar is also equipped with a LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up, along with a discreet sidemount featuring a chromatic tuner. With its compact body size, the AP70E is the perfect choice for travelling musicians.

Product Ref: 79688

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Parlor

The Alvarez AP70E Electro 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.

Sitka Spruce Top & Rosewood Body

Sitka spruce is a perfect choice for a guitar soundboard due to its combination of strength and elasticity, delivering a broad dynamic range with crisp articulation and powerful projection. With its stunning rosewood body, the AP70E delivers a a deep sound in the low end, with a bright top end. Its versatile properties and consistent tone make it a common choice for a guitar body, as it accommodates a variety of different playing styles including fingerpicking, strumming, and flatpicking.

Forward Shifted Bracing Design for Added Strength

The AP70E is designed to get the best out if its components, and for them to work together to produce a tone and player experience, rarely found in an affordable instrument. One of these key components is the forward shifted bracing structure which features scalloped X braces and asymmetric tone bars. 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.

LR Baggs Electronics Delivers a Power Tone

For added volume, the AP70E is also equipped with an LR Baggs StagePro Element and side-mounted EQ for bigger venues. This discrete EQ sidemount offers a built-in chromatic tuner, as well as a three band EQ with phase inversion and Garrett Null notch filter controls delivering a warm, pristine sound even under the most challenging conditions. Located on the upper bout, it is easy and convenient to use during any performance.

Real Bone Nut

As well as offering a stunning choice of tonewoods for the perfect tone, the AP70E 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 AP70E 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

  • Equipped with a LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
  • Includes a built-in chromatic tuner for quick and easy tuning between performances
  • Crafted with a sitka spruce top, with a rosewood body for a versatile tone
  • Features an elegant Parlor body, which is perfect for fingerpicking and travelling musicians
  • Forward shifted X brace design offers a larger soundboard and enhances strength and energy
  • Equipped with 18 frets mounted on a rosewood fingerboard
  • 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: Rosewood
  • Top Material: Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
  • Bracing: FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
  • Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood
  • Finish: Natural/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 & Electronics

  • Electronics: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
  • Tuners: Premium Die Cast
  • Strings: D’Addario EXP