Alvarez AD60-12 Artist Series 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
The Alvarez Artist Series AD60-12 Dreadnought Twelve String Acoustic Guitar model is the 12-string version of the best-selling AD60 and sounds incredible. The AD60-12 is a member of the Alvarez Artist '60 Series. Alvarez was careful to get the construction just right to allow this series to sing, and deliver a player experience that's exceptional for a mid price instrument.
The term "solid top" of course refers to the soundboard of an acoustic guitar being made of solid wood, rather than being laminated. However, just because the top is solid, it doesn't necessarily mean the sound automatically benefits from this feature. The tone of the instrument only improves significantly when the whole guitar is built correctly to really release the energy a solid soundboard can generate. The Artist Series is built to do exactly this.
Each model is designed to get the best out if its components, and for them to work together to produce a tone and player experience, rarely found in affordable instruments.
The sound is warm, open and powerful, and both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. These guitars feel right and are exciting to play and responsive.
The solid ˜A' grade Sitka spruce tops are hand selected from quarter-sawn wood. This ensures consistent quality, and its no secret better guitars are made from better wood. These tops not only look great but they are stiff and strong and finely grained. This allows them to be cut just that tiny bit thinner, which lets them dance a little more and produce a lot more vibration, and ultimately a richer tone.
All of the components are made of natural materials such as mother of pearl and abalone inlays, real bone saddles and nuts and rosewood appointments.
12 String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
Hand selected, ˜A' grade, solid Sitka spruce top
Hand sanded, scalloped bracing
Mahogany back and sides
Alvarez bi-level rosewood bridge
Premium, high gloss finish
Dovetail neck joint
Real bone nut and saddle
Paua abalone and mother of pearl inlays
Premium die cast chrome tuners
The guitar had a center seam separation professedly repaired by a licensed technician. The seam has been re-glued together and refinished over the repaired area. The bridge was re-glued in place as well. There are a few left over marks on the guitars finish from the repair (see pics) the guitar is structurally sound and sounds as it should. Issues are simply cosmetic now.
More Info: We are an authorized dealer for brand approved manufacturer refurbished instruments. These guitars are sent directly from the manufacturer to the authorized refurbishing center where they are fully inspected and cleared by a certified technician. The guitars are sent there for many reasons, including: cosmetic flaws, minor repairs & discontinued or last years models. The guitars are given a new serial number and the back of the headstock is lightly stamped "used" or "2nd" by the authorized refurbishing center. All of our guitars come with a new professional setup, but may require a small amount of adjustments or fine tuning upon arrival to fit the players personal taste or to offset any normal changes that may occur from transit or climate. These guitars are the next best thing to buying new!