Alvarez AGE95CEAR Artist Elite
The AGA95CEARSHB is a beautifully developed Grand Auditorium that overachieves in terms of both tone and looks. The Shadowburst cedar pairs perfectly with acacia back and sides creating an open and warm tone with great response. It also offers added functionality and comfort with its cutaway and slim style bevel armrest, making the AGA95CEARSHB 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 Alvarez culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. The tone woods are carefully cured; 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 each guitar's tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, designed and lively soundbox.
Series: Alvarez Artist Elite
Top Wood: Solid AA Western Red Cedar
Back & Sides: AAA Figured Acacia
Shape: Grand Auditorium
Neck: Mahogany w/Semi-Gloss Finish
Bracing System: MST1 - Scalloped X, Asymmetric Tones 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 Die-Cast
Binding & Armrest: Flame Maple
Bridge Pins: PPS Synthetic Bone
Strings: D'Addario EXP16
Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up