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Alvarez Artist Elite AGW77CEARSHB Grand Auditorium Guitar

Regular price $ 639.99

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In conceptualizing Artist Elite, Alvarez' 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 AGW77CEARSHB is a beautifully developed Grand Auditorium that overachieves in terms of both tone and looks. The gloss Shadowburst finish on the Walnut creates a rich aesthetic which is perfectly framed by the Flame Maple binding. Tonally this guitar has a real-time response and great clarity, separation and balance and would suit most styles of music. It also offers added functionality and comfort with its cutaway and slim style bevel armrest, making the AGW77CEARSHB a great looking, versatile guitar.

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 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.

Series: Alvarez Artist Elite
Top Wood: Solid Selected Black Walnut
Back & Sides Wood: Black Walnut
Shape: Grand Auditorium Cutaway w/Armrest
Neck: Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
Bridge: Bi-Level Pau Ferro/Indian Laurel
Inlays: Paua Abalone & Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard: Pau Ferro / Indian Laurel, 12th Fret Inlay
Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
Tuner: Premium Chrome Die Cast
Binding: Flame Maple
Bridge Pins: PPS
Strings: D'Addario EXP16
Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up