One of Alvarez’s best selling guitars. The AG75WCE is a great all round instrument for live work or recording. The cedar/rosewood woods create a sophisticated look and the GA body shape is perfect. Our Grand Auditorium has the same scale length as our dreadnoughts but a slightly smaller body with a narrower waist that accentuates the trebles.
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 optimize the energy a solid soundboard can generate. Artist Series is built to do exactly this.
Each model is designed to get the best out if its components, and for them to work together to produce balance, lively projection and great response. These components include our FST2 bracing system, bi-level rosewood bridge, real bone nut and saddle, great quality tone woods and thin finish.
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 our Yairi workshops.
The Artist Series sound and personality is open and powerful. FST2 also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other.
Along with a more angled headstock, our bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angel of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to our sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.
Series; Alvarez Artist
Top Wood; Solid A+ Western Red Cedar
Back & Sides Wood; Dark Walnut
Shape; Grand Auditorium w/ Cutaway
Bracing System; FST2
Bridge; Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood
Inlays; Abalone & Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard; Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay
Nut & Saddle; Real Bone
Tuner; Premium Die Cast
Binding; Ivory ABS
Strings; D'Addario EXP16
Pickup / EQ; LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up