Alvarez ADE90CEAR Artist Elite Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Natural Gloss Finish
Artist Elite Series Master Luthiers around the world have been crafting bevel-edged armrest guitars for many years. The feature not only makes the guitar more comfortable to play, but also allows the maker to demonstrate their skill and craftsmanship in producing beautiful instruments.
After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of Alvarez culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Their tonewoods are carefully cured; components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques used are continually researched and developed, and the tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, consistent and lively sound box.
The term “solid top” 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 Elite 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. Alvarez's bi-level bridge is designed to heighten string tension and improve sustain and response. Real bone nut and saddle, premium tonewoods and Alvarez's crafted attenuated finish all further the quality of construction and positively impact the performance of the instrument.
- Series:Alvarez Artist Elite
- Top: WoodSolid AA Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides: WoodMacassar Ebony
- Shape: Dreadnought w/ Bevel Armrest & Cutaway
- Neck: Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
- Bracing: SystemMST1 - Tapered X Bracing With Asymmetric Tone Bars
- Bridge: Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood
- Inlays: Paua Abalone & Mother of Pearl
- Fingerboard: Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay
- Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
- Tuner: Premium Chrome Die Cast
- Binding: Ebony
- Bridge Pins: PPS
- Strings: D'Addario EXP16
- Pickup: / EQLR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
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