Alvarez MGA66ESHB Electro Acoustic Guitar, Shadowburst (2016)

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Product Ref: 79700

  • LR Baggs StagePro Electronics & Discreet Sidemount EQ
  • Chromatic Tuner for Quick & Easy Tuning Between Performances
  • African Mahogany Body for a Superb Clarity, Balance & Articulation
  • Grand Auditorium Offers Perfect Size, Shape, Comfort & Volume
  • Ornate Details Include Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlays

Alvarez MGA66ESHB Electro Acoustic Guitar, Shadowburst (2016)

Details

The Alvarez MGA66ESHB Electro Acoustic Guitar is crafted with an all-mahogany body, yielding a rich, warm tone, with clarity and crisp articulation. Its Grand Auditorium body provides you with a multi-purpose guitar that accommodates a variety of playing styles. As well as acoustic tone, an LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up is included for when you need extra volume, along with a discreet built-in chromatic tuner for a speedy set up. In addition, a full host of delicate features are included with this beautiful instrument such as Abalone purfling, premium die cast gold tuners with ebony buttons, acacia binding and abalone and mother of pearl inlays.

Product Ref: 79700

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All-Mahogany Body Offers a Rich Tone

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.

Grand Auditorium Body Shape

The Grand Auditorium body is one of the most versatile body shapes, and allows for both fingerpicking and strumming. It offers a superb balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, yielding clear, well-defined notes. The grand auditorium's overall tone tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage. With its versatile tonal options, it is a particular favourite amongst singer-songwriters who benefit from its versatility for composing and traveling with one guitar. Its tonal versatility makes it the perfect choice for people who want a single guitar that can cover a variety of styles.

LR Baggs StagePro For Added Volume

With the additional LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up, the MGA66ESHB 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. In addition, 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 that doesn't take away from the overall design.

Forward Shifted Bracing for Enhanced Strength

This stunning all-mahogany guitar is also equipped with a forward shifted X brace design which involves both 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 MGA66ESHB 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.

Pitch Stability

The MGA66ESHB Electro 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.

Features

  • Equipped with LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up for a powerful projection
  • Includes built-in chromatic tuner located in the EQ sidemount
  • Crafted from solid African mahogany for a superb clarity, balance and articulation
  • Grand Auditorium shape offers the perfect combination of size, shape, comfort and volume
  • Equipped with a forward shifted X brace design which offers a strong, fluid tone and response
  • 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

Specifications

Body & Bridge

  • Series: Alvarez Masterworks
  • Body Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • 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

Dimensions

  • Overall Length (mm): 1035
  • Body Width (mm): 388
  • Body Depth at Heel (mm): 96
  • Body Depth at Base (mm): 116
  • 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