The Alvarez Artist Series AJ80CE Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a huge sound, a comfortable feel, and a look that combines an old-world guitar shape with modern appointments. The grade-A solid Sitka top is supported by forward scalloped bracing which gives the AJ80 a sweet, sparkling tone. The AJ80 sports Maple back and sides, and all natural premium components. This acoustic-electric version is equipped with the SYS550 pickup system EQ with chromatic tuner.
Although the AJ80CE is budget-friendly, it has the look, feel, and feature set of expensive professional quality guitars. The solid grade-A Sitka spruce top is hand selected from quarter-sawn wood, ensuring premium quality. Quarter-sawn wood premium wood is stronger, which allows quarter-sawn tops to be thinner and thus more sensitive and articulate to vibration and dynamics. The AJ80's quarter-sawn top and forward scalloped bracing creates the perfect balance of rich, sparkling top end, throaty midrange, and deep, smooth lows. Other appointments include Maple back and sides, Alvarez bi-level rosewood bridge, Rosewood fingerboard, Dovetail neck joint, Real bone nut and saddle, Paua abalone and mother of pearl inlays, and ABS binding.
SYS550 dual pickup
The SYS550 designed by B-BAND is a pro-level EQ and pickup that reproduces the sound of the guitar very closely with great clarity. B-BAND uses a patented under saddle electret film pickup which eliminates synthetic or processed sounds often heard with piezo or other styles of pickup. The result is a very true, acoustic sound. SYS550 also has an accurate, backlit chromatic digital tuner.