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Alvarez Artist Series AD30 Dreadnought Guitar, Natural/Gloss Finish

by Alvarez

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  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Hand sanded, scalloped bracing
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Lifetime limited warranty
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Product Description

New Artist Series guitars from Alvarez look stunning and come in a huge variety of shapes, colors and wood choices. All of their components are made of natural materials such as mother of pearl and abalone inlays, real bone saddles and nuts and rosewood appointments. But the magic really starts when you pick one up and play it. Each model 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. The solid ‘A’ grade Sitka spruce and cedar tops are hand selected from quarter-sawn wood. This ensures consistent quality, and its no secret better guitars are made from better wood. Our tops not only look great but they are stiff and strong and finely grained. This allows us to cut them just that tiny bit thinner, which lets them dance a little more and produce a lot more vibration, and ultimately a richer tone.

Product Details

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 40 x 15.8 x 4.2 inches ; 4.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0057GPHNM
  • Item model number: AD30
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,782 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 15, 2011

From the Manufacturer


The Award Winning Artist Series

Artist Series is now “The Award Winning Artist Series” – winning competitions and receiving rave reviews in the States, Europe and around the world. It’s a truly designed line of guitars that stands tall and sounds sweet in the solid top guitar market.

Hand selected solid tops; forward shifted scalloped bracing, awesome tone and player experience.

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.


Advanced Bracing System

Each model 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 our 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.


Quality Construction

The solid ‘A’ grade Sitka spruce and cedar tops are hand selected from quarter-sawn wood. This ensures consistent quality, and its no secret better guitars are made from better wood. Our tops not only look great but they are stiff and strong and finely grained.

The sound is warm, open and powerful, and both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. These guitars feel right and are exciting to play and responsive. Dig in and they shout right back at you, treat them gently and they whisper and respond instantly to the lightest strum or pick.


Vast Range of Models

New Artist Series guitars look stunning and come in a huge variety of shapes, colors and wood choices from standard OM and Dreadnought models to more specialist instruments such as Baritone and Parlor. Each shape is also available in a left-handed version.

Acoustic electrics come with the SYS550 designed by B-BAND, a pro level EQ and pick up that reproduces the sound of the guitar very closely with great clarity. B-BAND use a patented under saddle electret film pick up 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.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DonJr on November 6, 2013
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I bought my Alvarez in Vegas at a discount music shop. But when my meighbor accross the stree wanted to learn how to play I steered him to this purchase because of the Price and quality of this guitar. I own 7 guitars but originally bought this one on vacation as a low priced not to worry if it gets banged around a little player. I play it at least an hour a day now because it hold tune and sounds great. A little thinner top than anything else I own, but i beleive that adds to its resounding booming ring it plays with. Lite D'addario strings make it sing really nice. As for a beginner, who only plays for relaxation, this is the guitar that does it for you with big time features for adjustment and will be the only guitar you will ever need.
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This guitar sounds amazing! In my opinion it sounds just as good as a $2000 Taylor guitar. Definitely a great buy.
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By Kevin Moore on December 25, 2014
This guitar just has a beautiful sound. Great price for a great guitar. Also easy to play
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