The Alvarez AF66CESHB Folk Acoustic has a small body, but a big voice! Featuring a hand-selected African Mahogany top, Alvarez's FST2M forward shifted scalloped X bracing system, bi-level bridge, real bone nut, and other premium components. The resulting voice is strong and focused, with tight lows, warm mids, and sparkling highs. Equipped with an LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up System, the AF66CESHB is gig-ready, and suitable for strumming or fingerstyle.
For 50 years, Alvarez guitars have been crafted to perfection. Using time-honored guitar building techniques combined with modern engenuity, Alvarez guitars have the tone, look, and feel of professional-grade instruments, with a price tag that won't break the bank. When it comes to value, Alvarez guitars pack a lot of bang for the buck: carefully cured tonewoods, premium bracing techniques, carefully designed neck blocks and wood joints, and impeccable tone thanks to premium components.
FST2 is a forward-shifted X-brace design, this means the axis of the X is closer to the sound hole and therefore creates a larger soundboard area allowing for more energy and vibration to be harnessed. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are carefully scalloped. The scalloping design was the result of years of continual development in their Yairi workshops. FST2 also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other.
Features: Solid A+ Western Red Cedar Top Mahogany Back and Sides High Gloss Finish
SYS250 3-Band EQ w/Tuner
FST2M - Forward Shifted Scalloped Bracing
Real Bone Nut and Saddle
Rosewood and Abalone Rosette
Bi-Level, Polished Rosewood Bridge
Rosewood Fingerboard w/ 12th Fret Inlay
Mahogany Neck w/Semi Gloss Finish
Rosewood Headstock Plate
Premium Chrome Tuners
1-3/4 in. (44.45mm) nut width and 24-3/4 in. (630mm) scale length