Alvarez MDA66CESHB Electro Acoustic Guitar, Shadowburst (2016)

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Product Ref: 79698

  • LR Baggs StagePro Electronics & Discreet Sidemount EQ
  • Chromatic Tuner for Quick & Easy Tuning Between Performances
  • Dreadnought Body for a Versatile Tone & Use with any Playing Style
  • African Mahogany Body for a Superb Clarity, Balance & Articulation
  • Real Bone Nut Offers an Authentic Appearance & Sustain

Alvarez MDA66CESHB Electro Acoustic Guitar, Shadowburst (2016)

The Alvarez MDA66CESHB Electro Acoustic Guitar is crafted from solid African mahogany, and delivers superb clarity and focus with perfect balance and articulation. With its forward shifted X bracing design, the MDA66CESHB delivers an enhanced vibrational energy with a strong, fluid tone and response. In addition to its superb acoustic tone, the MDA66CESHB is equipped with a LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up, along with a discreet sidemount EQ and tuner. This stunning guitar is delicately finished off with an abalone purfling, which adds quality and elegance to the MDA66CESHBs overall appearance. The Alvarez Masterworks series strive to deliver top quality guitars made from all-solid, seasoned tone wood at affordable prices.

Product Ref: 79698

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Beautifully Voiced Mahogany Body

Nothing can really match a guitar made from all-solid wood. The deflection of the notes is quicker, the quality of the note is better and the sound of your guitar will improve as it ages. The use of solid African mahogany with this model offers a clear and direct focus, along with a stunning dark grain. Mahogany is a very dense tonewood and a popular choice for guitars, due to it delivering a full,rich sound with added punch. The sound is warm, open and clear, and both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other.

Dreadnought Cutaway

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. The dreadnought is the perfect choice for fans of bluegrass and folk music due to its traditional role in defining those sounds, and its crisp articulation. 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.

LR Baggs StagePro EQ System

The Alvarez MDA66CESHB Electro Acoustic Guitar 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. Its discreet EQ sidemount located on the upper bout, allows you to effortlessly achieve the perfect tone and features phase inversion and Garrett Null notch filter controls deliver warm, pristine sound even under the most challenging conditions. Furthermore, a built-in chromatic tuner provides fast and easy tuning, and includes battery access that is hidden beneath the control panel, maintaining a clean, classy look.


Like many guitars from Alvarez, the MDA66CESHB Electro 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 For Enhanced Sustain

As with all Alvarez acoustic guitars, the MDA66CESHB features a real bone nut, which maintains its authentic appearance and offers excellent resonance and sustain. The main benefit of a bone nut is to deliver a balanced tone, and eliminate the strings from slipping. In addition, this type of nut naturally self lubricates and helps you stay in tune for longer.

D'Addario EXP strings Improve Pitch Stability

In addition to providing a perfect tone and appearance, the MDA66CESHB Acoustic Guitar also features 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 for a powerful projection
  • Includes built-in chromatic tuner located in the EQ sidemount
  • Cutaway shape allows easier access to the higher frets and improves hand flexibility
  • Crafted from solid African mahogany for a superb clarity, balance and articulation
  • Equipped with a forward shifted X brace design which offers a strong, fluid tone and response
  • Classic Dreadnought body shape offers a versatile tone amd feel that accommodates any playing style
  • A real bone nut offers an authentic appearance and offers excellent resonance and sustain
  • Abalone purfling adds a delicate edge to this stunning guitar
  • The Shadowburst on the mahogany top brings out the grain to create a warm look to match its tone
  • D'Addario EXP strings provide a superb, long-lasting tone and playing ease
  • Ornate details include Abalone and Mother of Pearl inlays


Body & Bridge

  • Series: Alvarez Masterworks
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought Cutaway
  • Back/ Side Wood: Solid African Mahogany
  • Top Material: Solid African Mahogany
  • Bracing: FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
  • Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood
  • Finish: Shadowburst/Gloss
  • Binding: Acacia

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Wood: One piece mahogany
  • Neck Finish: 50/50 Semi gloss finish
  • Nut: Real Bone
  • Nut Width: 44.45
  • Fret Joint: 14th
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood with 12th Abalone Fret Inlay
  • Inlays: Paua Abalone & Mother of Pearl
  • Purfling: 1.5mm Paua Abalone


  • 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"

Hardware & Electronics

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