The Alvarez Artist 30 Series Folk Natural Electric-Acoustic Guitar with Cutaway constructed to get best out of their smaller body. They are lively and full sounding guitars suitable for all styles of playing whether finger style or strumming. 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 really release the energy a solid soundboard can generate. Artist Series is built to do exactly this.
The Alvarez Artist 30 Series Folk Natural Electric-Acoustic Guitar with Cutaway is designed to get the best out if its components and for them to work together to produce a tone and player experience, rarely found in affordable instruments. These components include FST2M bracing system, bi-level bridge, real bone nut and great quality tone woods. FSTM is a forward shifted X brace design. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are scalloped. Moving the system forward allows for a larger soundboard, which is optimized with a solid maple bridge plate for both strength and energy.
The sound is warm, open and powerful and both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. This guitar feels right and are exciting to play and responsive. The solid 'A' grade Sitka spruce and cedar tops are hand selected from quarter-sawn wood. This ensures consistent quality and it's no secret better guitar is made from better wood. Top is not only look great but it is stiff and strong and finely grained.