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Back in 2010, the AD60 was the model which the Alvarez new design team first focused on. It became the benchmark model, a reference in which other brands and our previous models were measured. The goal and therefore the whole approach of the team was to simply make the best performing entry level guitar available. In tandem with developing the Artist Series, Alvarez was also developing bracing systems such as FST2 at the Yairi workshops, and bracing systems cut there by hand were reproduced by machine for Artist Series in order to create the “Alvarez sound” throughout the brand.


The result of months of R&D produced the early 60’s series which helped to set Artist Series apart from other solid top lines and go on to win a host of awards at shows and in guitar magazines around the world. Since then, the construction and design continue to be redefined making the Artist 60’s series a pretty hard bunch to compare.


The premium North American Sitka top is hand selected and paired with high quality laminated African Mahogany backs and sides. The response is quick and its voice open and dynamic for a solid top. This cutaway model is finished in a flawless Shadowburst and fitted with the wonderful LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up.

Alvarez AD60CESHB Acoustic Electric Guitar, Shadowburst

    • Top Wood: Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
    • Body Finish: Shadowburst/Gloss
    • Back and Sides Wood: African Mahogany
    • Shape: Dreadnought
    • Neck: Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
    • Bridge: Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood
    • Inlays: Abalone & Mother of Pearl
    • Fingerboard: Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay
    • Nut and Saddle: Real Bone
    • Tuner: Premium Die Cast
    • Binding: Ivory ABS
    • Strings: D'Addario EXP16
    • Bracing Systems: FS6 Forward Shifted, Tapered Tone Bars
    • Neck Joint: Dovetail
    • Neck Meets Body: 14th Fret
    • Number of Frets: 21
    • Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
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