The ABT60E is tuned from B to B, pitched between a dreadnought and acoustic bass to give you deep tones with easy playability. Chord shapes and scales are the same as a standard six string but the voicing is lower. This is one of Alvarez’s best selling models and within five minutes of owning one you’ll see why. A great guitar to play.
Each model is designed to get the best out if its components, and 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. It also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. 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.
Along with a more angled headstock, the bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angel of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to the sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.
Components such as the bi-level rosewood bridge, scalloped bracing and PPS synthetic bone nut and saddle, work together to get the best tone and response possible.
The Artist Series guitars sound and personality are open and powerful. They feel right and are exciting to play; no matter if you are strumming hard or picking lightly, the guitar will do what you ask of it. demonstrates our great finishing capabilities; the gloss model has a clear deep shine from a finish that is applied as thinly as possible, again to help optimize tone.
Series: Alvarez Artist
Top Wood: Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
Bracing System: FST2
Bridge: Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood
Fingerboard: Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay
Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
Tuner: Premium Die Cast
Binding: Ivory ABS
Strings: D'Addario EXP
Top Finish: Natural/Gloss
Scale: 27 23/32"
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.