The AD70 is a powerful dreadnought suitable for all styles of playing. The Artist Series '70s are stunning guitars made from hand-selected A grad Sitka with rosewood backs and sides. The high-gloss finish really brings out the beauty and grain in the rosewood.
Designed to get the best out if its components, for them to work together to produce balance, lively projection and great response. These components include the FST2 bracing system, bi-level rosewood bridge, real bone nut and saddle, great quality tone woods and thin finish.
The FST2 is a forward shifted X brace design, this means the axis of the X is closer to the sound hole and therefore creates a larger soundboard area allowing for more energy and vibration to be harnessed. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are carefully scalloped. The scalloping design was the result of years of continual development in our Yairi workshops.
The Artist Series sound and personality is open and powerful. The FST2 also creates a very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other.
Along with a more angled headstock, the bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angle of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to our sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.
Series: Alvarez Artist
Top Wood: Solid A Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood: Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
Bracing System: FST2
Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood
Fingerboard: Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay
Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
Inlays: Paua abalone and mother of pearl
Tuner: Premium Die Cast
Strings: D'Addario EXP16
Top Finish: Natural/Gloss
Scale: 25 1/2"
Number of Frets: 21
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Neck joint: Dovetail
Neck meets Body: 14th Fret
At PC Sound, we check out our instruments and provide a general setup before placing them out for sale to ensure the instrument is in the best possible condition. However, if you purchase this instrument to be shipped, sometimes a minor adjustment may be needed once it arrives to you due to changes in temperature, humidity, shipping, or individual preferences. If temperatures are very cold or hot, please allow your instrument to sit in the box or case for at least 24 hours to allow time for it to acclimate.