Alvarez MDA66SHB Acoustic Guitar, Shadowburst (2016)
Alvarez MDA66SHB Acoustic Guitar, Shadowburst (2016)Details
The Alvarez MDA66SHB Acoustic Guitar is crafted from solid African mahogany, and delivers superb clarity and focus with perfect balance and articulation. Featuring a forward shifted X bracing design, the MDA66SHB delivers an enhanced vibrational energy with a strong, fluid tone and response. This stunning guitar is delicately finished off with an abalone purfling, which adds quality and elegance to the MDA66SHBs overall appearance. The Alvarez Masterworks series strive to deliver top quality guitars made from all-solid, seasoned tone wood at affordable prices. This stunning all-mahogany acoustic guitar also comes complete with a Alvarez Hardshell Wood Case for storage and transportation.
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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.
With its classic dreadnought body shape, the MDA66SHB offers deep lows and crisp highs, with a tone that's more evenly balanced across the entire spectrum. 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. This classic body provides you with a versatile shape and tone that can accommodate any style of playing including picking, strumming and an aggressive attack.
Like many guitars from Alvarez, the MDA66SHB 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 MDA66SHB 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 MDA66SHB 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.
- 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
- Includes Alvarez Hardshell Wood Case for storage and transportation
- 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
- 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"
- Tuners: Premium Die Cast Gold w/Ebony Buttons
- Strings: D’Addario EXP
- Accessories: Alvarez Hardshell Wood Case
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