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ADWS77CESHB

Artist Elite Slim Body Dreadnought Acoustic Electric w/Cutaway
‘When we conceptualized Artist Elite we had one goal: Produce a collection of guitars beyond comparison.’

Key Features

Series
Alvarez Artist Elite
Back & Sides Wood
Black Walnut
Shape
SLIM DREADNOUGHT
Neck
Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
Bracing System
MST1 - Tapered X Bracing With Asymmetric Tone Bars
Bridge
Bi-Level Pau Ferro/Indian Laurel
Inlays
Abalone & Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard
Pau Ferro / Indian Laurel
Nut & Saddle
Real Bone
Tuner
Premium Die Cast
Binding
Flame Maple
Strings
D'Addario EXP16
Pickup / EQ
LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
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Dimensions

Product Materials

Series
Alvarez Artist Elite
Top Finish
Shadowburst/Gloss
Back & Sides Wood
Black Walnut

Additional Details

In conceptualizing Artist Elite, our goal was simple: Produce a collection of guitars beyond comparison.

There are of course many wonderful guitars available, and some are every inch as beautiful as Artist Elite, but we don’t know of any that offer the same value.

This stunning line of guitars is the culmination of years of R&D that allows us to produce custom style instruments from amazing tone woods with a truly radiant vibe. Artist Elite look amazing, sound rich and offer a level of fit and finish rarely attainable at such price points.

The ADWS77CESHB is a lively dreadnought and delivers a warm, focused tone from its all Walnut construction. Its body is slimmer than our standard dreadnought shape, making it a very comfortable instrument while retaining great projection and quick response. The gloss Shadowburst finish on the Walnut creates a rich aesthetic which is perfectly framed by the Flame Maple binding. This is a beautiful guitar and would be a great choice for gigging with its slimmer depth and LR Baggs electronics.

After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of our culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Our tone woods are carefully cured; our components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques we use are continually researched and developed, and our tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, designed and lively sound box.

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 does not 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 optimize the energy a solid soundboard can generate. Artist Series is built to do exactly this.

Each model is designed to get the best out of its components, and for them to work together to produce balance, lively projection and great response. These components include bracing architecture that is specifically designed for each body shape or tonal requirement. Our Bi-level bridge is designed to heighten string tension and improve sustain and response. Real bone nut and saddle, premium tone woods and our crafted attenuated finish all further the quality of construction and positively impact the performance of the instrument.

This caring approach to development comes from one simple goal: To deliver the best guitars in the market at every price point, instruments that are truly amazing value and offer a fantastic player experience.

Thank you for choosing Alvarez.

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