Alvarez Artist

ABT60CE8SHB

Artist Baritone 8-String Acoustic Electric w/Cutaway Shadowburst

Key Features

Series
Alvarez Artist
Top Wood
Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood
Mahogany
Shape
Baritone
Neck
Mahogany w/Semi-Gloss Finish
Bracing System
FST2
Bridge
Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood
Inlays
Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard
Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay
Nut & Saddle
Real Bone
Tuner
Premium Die Cast
Bridge Pins
PPS Synthetic Bone
Strings
Custom D’Addario EXP23 + Octaves
Pickup / EQ
LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
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Dimensions

Overall Length (mm)
1065 
Body Width (mm)
439 
Body Depth at Heel (mm)
102 
Body Depth at Base (mm)
122 
Scale (mm)
704
Scale (inches)
27 23/32
Number of frets
21 
Nut Width (mm)
44.45
Nut Width (inches)
1 3/4

Product Materials

Series
Alvarez Artist
Top Wood
Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
Top Finish
Shadowburst/Gloss
Back & Sides Wood
Mahogany

Additional Details

Neck Joint
Dovetail
Neck Meets Body
14th Fret

Tuned from B to B, the ABT60CESHB is 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, now delivered in a stunning Shadowburst and cutaway to allow a guitarist optimum mobility across the fretboard.  Comes complete with LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up system.  A great guitar to play.

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 soundbox.

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 a 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 tonewoods 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.

Alvarez Artist Series
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